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For many farmers, producing great food is less difficult than managing the business.

Farm Business Management

For many farmers, producing great food is not the hardest part of maintaining a viable farm, it’s managing the business and marketing products in order to make money. The following resources from Cornell and elsewhere can assist you in your efforts; please call our staff contact listed below for additional support.


The Guide to Farming in NYS (at left), a resource developed by our team and housed on the Cornell Beginning Farmer Website, contains fact sheets on everything from finding land to financing an operation, regulations on marketing and processing, and tax benefits of farming.

Marketing the farm and farm products is closely linked to business success. Visit our Marketing page for more information on how we help farms market themselves and their products.

Last updated February 8, 2024