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Introduction to the Whole Farm Business Plan Challenge

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September 29, 2016

Tamara McNaughton, Appalachian Sustainable Development

Presenter Bio: Tamara serves Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) part-time as Agriculture Program Manager which includes general support to farmers, farmers market managers, and building consumer awareness of the local food system. She focuses on assisting farmers with Whole Farm Business Planning, assisting Markets in accepting EBT and double dollars, designing ASD’s Local Food Guide, and team coordination of various aspects of Rooted in Appalachia. She studied Applied Anthropology/Sustainable Development as an undergraduate and Appalachian Studies/Sustainable Development as a graduate both at Appalachian State University.  When she’s not working on aspects of the local food system for ASD, she’s tending to TNT Farm N Greenhouse in Meadowview VA.

Introduction to Whole Farm Business Plan Challenge.pptx
Business Plan outline.docx
Cash FlowTemplate.xls
Balance sheet ag.xls
Income Statement Template.xlsx

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program, housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2020-49400-32326. For more information about the program, contact Katie Trozzo, Program Coordinator, at or 540-231-4582. For other questions, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director, at

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