Resources for farms and food producers

Summer at Brookford Farm in Canterbury, N.H.

We compliment our small business loans by partnering with organizations across the region to share ideas and knowledge and make connections that can help you advance your business.

  • Agriculture financiers
  • Working-lands-support organizations
  • Food-system builders
  • Farm-to-institution organizations
  • Agricultural-education organizations
  • Agricultural-research organizations

Our network of skilled private consultants have expertise in enterprise analysis, financial record-keeping and management, marketing, employee development, coaching, feasibility studies, niche production and other specialties.

Understand and Attain Access to Capital
A resource guide for farm and food producers. This guide contains links to articles, whitepapers, books, case studies and on-line tools that will provide assistance with understanding financing, business building and the financing possibilities available.

AIB International
Provides food-safety inspections, audits, education and research, and technical services. Offers education experience in the baking industry to students worldwide.

Become a prepared borrower (pdf)
Questions a lender may ask you when considering your business loan application. This tool was created by the New Hampshire Ag Financiers.

Cabbige
Online business management tool designed for small-scale, diversified growers with harvest and sales reports, a CSA tracker, and a pricing tool.

Farm to health care (pdf)
Questionnaire for food producers interested in marketing to the health care sector.

Farm to Institution New England
Six-state collaboration working to strengthen our regional food system by increasing the demand and use of New England food by New England institutions such as schools, government, corporations, hospitals and colleges.

Food Solutions New England
Regional food systems learning-action network dedicated to advancing a sustainable New England food system.

Health Care Without Harm
Working to implement ecologically sound and healthy alternatives to health care practices that pollute the environment and contribute to disease.

Land for Good
Nonprofit organization developing, promoting and supporting diversity and innovation around farmland tenure.

New England Food Entrepreneurs
University, state, and federal information and resources for small food businesses.

NH Ag Financiers
A working group bolstering the success of agricultural businesses by encouraging collaboration and learning among traditional and non-traditional lenders, and by helping businesses prepare and position themselves to access the kind of capital they need. Ongoing participants include the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Farm Credit East, Yankee Farm Credit, Farm Service Agency, TD Bank, CO Bank, Land for Good, NH Dept. of Agriculture, Small Business Administration, UNH Cooperative Extension, and USDA Rural Development

NH Cooperative Extension
Information and resources from the University of New Hampshire

NH Department of Agriculture
Promoting agriculture in the public interest and serving farmers and consumers in the marketplace.

NH Farm to Restaurant Connection
Linking New Hampshire farms and food businesses with New Hampshire restaurants.

NH Farm to School
Working to connect NH farms and schools.

NH Farms Network
Connects New Hampshire farmers, businesses, and consumers.

Northeast Organic Farming Assn. of NH (NOFA-NH)
Promoting regenerative, ecologically sound gardening, farming and land care practices for healthy communities and helping people build local, sustainable, healthy food systems.

Understand and attain access to capital (pdf)
A resource guide for farm and food producers, containing links to articles, whitepapers, books, case studies and online tools to help you build and finance your business.

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
The public health agency responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.