Department of Agricultural Economics Extension

Developing a Farm Business Plan

The introduction video covers important components that should be included in a business plan. The Strategic Planning video discusses in more detail the process of strategic planning that should be part of a business plan including vision statements, mission statements, goals, and objectives. Finally, the AgPlan video introduces a tool that can be used in business planning, AgPlan.

Video / (Audio only)

PPT/ PPT handout PDF

Software tools

 Business Plan Components / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Strategic Planning / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 AgPlan / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT  AgPlan
 Case discussion


OSU Publications

  • Developing a Business Plan for Value-Added Agricultural Products
  • Farm Family Decision Making
  • Goal Setting for Farm and Ranch Families
  • The Game Plan: Farm Business Planning webinar
  • FSA Publications

  • Guide to FSA Farm loans, Why Do You need a Business Plan? Page 22
  • Other Publications

  • Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Business
  • Farm and Ranch Strategic Planning (Visioning and Goal Setting
  • Oklahoma Business Start Up Guide
  • Websites

  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • SBA Tool to Write a Business Plan
  • REI Oklahoma
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