Farm Planning

This page can provide you with the information, tools, and templates you need to start and continue planning. If you can't find something, then Ask an Expert! They can help answer any questions you may have.

Farm Planning Templates (coming soon!)

There are different types of plans, below defines and outlines each one.

  • Correspondence
  • Technical Assistance Letter
  • Practice Plan
  • Comprehensive Plan
  • NRCS Plan

Farm Planning Tools and Resources

The links below will lead you to a variety of tools and resources helpful for planning. This list is not exhaustive. If you have a tool or page you use for planning, let us know and we can add it to the list.


The following spreadsheets have been created/modified by your CD colleagues. For questions, please contact them directly.

Who to Contact

Who do you contact for more help or technical assistance? Find your person below.

Farm Planning State Lead - For general questions or more information about the content on this page or farm planning, contact the state planning lead.

"Ask an Expert" Farm Planning - Send in any question you have (no, there are no stupid questions) and an expert will get back to you asap.

Individual Planners and Mentors - call anyone of these folks for a quick question or a longer conversation on farm planning.

Area Engineers - provide assistance with practice design and construction.