Guides and templates
Cornell NE Beginning Farmers: http://nebeginningfarmers.org/
The Carrot Project: http://thecarrotproject.org/
This workbook was designed to help value-added agricultural entrepreneurs conduct a preliminary analysis of their business idea. It helps answer the questions whether the business make sense for them personally and whether there is sufficient market to support the business.
Land Stewardship Project http://landstewardshipproject.org/
The "Farm Transitions Toolkit" contains resources, links to services, and practical calculation tables to help landowners establish a commonsense plan. It also features user-friendly resources on the economic, legal, governmental, agronomic, ecological and even social issues that must be considered in order to ensure a successful farm transition.
Northeast Beginning Farmers Project: http://nebeginningfarmers.org/online-courses/
Small Business Development Services
New York State Small Business Development Center (24 locations)
Mid-Hudson Main Office http://www.nyssbdc.org/centers/centers.aspx?centid=94