For New Farmers
Self Assessment & Resource Assessment
"Farming Alternatives: A Guide to Evaluating the Feasibility of New Farm-Based Enterprises" User-friendly overview of enterprise selection and business planning. Written for established farms that are considering adding a new enterprise, but of use to beginning farmers as well. Available from the NESFI Bookstore.
"Evaluating a Rural Enterprise" Self- assessment and enterprise selection for established farmers.
"Risk Assessment for the Small-Scale Farm" (Adobe Reader required)
"Managing Risk: How Risk Tolerant Are You?" (Adobe Reader required) - Self-assessment tool from Cornell University, with links to other self-assessment tools.