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A business plan is a road map for your agriculture operation.  Take the time to develop a plan for where you would like to take your business. From goal setting to taking action, business planning will get you there. Having a strong business plan may also assist you when applying for financing. Learn more about financing, here.

Ready to start planning? View the template resource at the bottom of this page.

Need to take a step back?  No problem!  Start with our Business Plan Snapshot, which will assist you in writing down an overview of your business and operation goals. This will help you to get your thoughts down on paper. A completed Business Plan Snapshot can be viewed as an outline for a more complete and full business plan.

Download the Business Plan Snapshot Template (fillable PDF)

Start Planning! The internet is loaded with numerous plan templates. If you are looking for a template that is agriculture-focused, editable and printable, try the AgPlan link below.  Contact your local Farm Credit loan officer if you are unsure which template you would like to use.  They can help you find the plan template that best meets your needs and the needs of your operation.

Business Plan Template

AgPlan - Develop your own business plan. View sample business plans.

Virginia Foundation for Agriculture, Innovation and Rural Sustainability (VAFAIRS) - Additional business plan tools and resources



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