For New Farmers
Goal Setting and Decision Making
Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making, Savory, Allan. 2nd edition, Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1999. Goal setting for quality of life, ecological sustainability and profitability.
Grower to Grower: Creating a livelihood on a Fresh Market Vegetable Farm. A study conducted by University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems of vegetable growers at three scales of operation, the smallest being 0.5-2.7 acres. The study authors state that the information "can help guide growers as they set financial and quality of life goals." www.cias.wisc.edu/category/economics/farm-profitability/
Whole Farm Planning with Holistic ManagementTM - An introductory site that walks readers through the steps of goal setting and farm planning using the HM model. www.umass.edu/umext/jgerber/hmpage/hmpage2/mainpage6.htm
Holistic Management TM a Whole-Farm Decision-Making Framework- A summary by ATTRA of Holistic ManagementTM planning steps. http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/holistic.pdf
Whole Farm Planning: Combining Family, Profit and Environment. An overview of approaches to and elements of whole farm planning. www.misa.umn.edu/vd/Whole%20Farm%20Planning%20Cover%20and%20overview.pdf