Distance Learning Library: Interactive Tools
The following are exclusive tools provided by the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center, University of Maryland Extension:
Assessing Your Farm Business Plan
Just 30 minutes of your time to take this assessment will help get your business plan on track. There are 54 statements to which you provide your degree of agreement. Valuable feedback is provided for each question. Based on your score, receive additional feedback at the end of the assessment that will assist you in moving forward with your business plan.
Starting a business is an exciting and challenging undertaking. But, careful planning, a good understanding of all your numbers, adaptability, and perseverance are often the keys to a successful business start-up. Use this module to help launch your enterprise dream!
Food Processing Module
This module is designed to help you understand what it takes to process food in Maryland. Standards, licensing, agencies, jurisdictions, and rules for specific foods are topics of interest. Many more resources available within this module.
Tomorrow's Farmers Web Modules: Farmer School
On-Line Farming Education Series
Whether you grew up on a farm or not, the web modules will open your eyes to the world of farming. A course designed for the young and old alike. It just may make a farmer out of a “city kid” or a “hayseed.” After viewing the series in its entirety take the Final Exam. All participants receiving a final Exam Grade of 70% or above will receive a “Certificate of Farming Competency,” compliments of the Anne Arundel County Extension Office.
MREDC Maryland Resource Map
This map was designed to get you in touch with people and agencies relevant to your enterprise. Click on a county of interest to find many county resources, agricultural marketing professionals and University of Maryland Extension county offices. Other regional resources included. Contact us to let us know of other resources you would like to see added on the MREDC Maryland Resource Map.