About AgPlan

AgPlan is powerful website developed to help rural businesses develop a business plan. AgPlan is free of charge for anyone to use individually or in educational programs.

AgPlan is designed to provide customized assistance to different types of rural businesses. When you enter the site, you will be able to select your business type from the following choices:

Each business type has an outline designed specifically for that particular type of business, tips or questions that help you develop each section of the plan, sample business plans, and links to additional resources for each section of the plan.

AgPlan is designed to help business owners work with an educator or consultant while developing a business plan. You can give access to your business plan to the reviewers of your choice and AgPlan will facilitate interaction with them.

The Team

AgPlan was developed by the Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota.

Center for Farm Financial Management AgPlan development team:

Bob Craven Director, Center for Farm Financial Management
  University of Minnesota
Dale Nordquist Associate Director, Center for Farm Financial Management
  University of Minnesota
Kevin Klair Extension Economist, Center for Farm Financial Management
  University of Minnesota
Jeff Reisdorfer Web Communications Coordinator, Center for Farm Financial Management,
  University of Minnesota
Laurie Dickinson Principal
  Only Connect

Development Advisory Team:

Ritchie Boyd Instructional Technology Project Director
  Montana State University Burns Technology Center
Albert Essel Associate Dean for Extension
  Delaware State University
Glenn Haight Fisheries Business Specialist
  Marine Advisory Program, University of Alaska
Ruth Hambleton Extension Director for Annie's Project
  University of Illinois Extension,
Danny Klinefelter Extension Economist and Director, The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers,Texas AgriLIFE Extension, Texas A&M University
Jack LaValla Farm Business Management Instructor
  Riverland Community College, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities
Meg Moynihan Organic & Diversification Specialist
  Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Steve Richards Business Consultant
  Farm Credit of Western New York
Trent Teegerstrom Extension Specialist
  Dept. of Agriculture & Resource Economics, University of Arizona

Center for Farm Financial Management

The mission of the Center for Farm Financial Management is to improve the farm financial management and marketing abilities of agricultural producers and the professionals who serve them through educational software and training programs.

The Center for Farm Financial Management (CFFM) provides educational programs and software tools that are practical, timely, and applicable to real-world farm situations.

For more than 25 years CFFM has developed products and training focused on farm financial planning, financial analysis, commodity marketing, and credit analysis. CFFM products are widely used by farmers, lenders and educators throughout the United States. FINPACK, the Center´s flagship software product, provides a suite of tools that guide producers and ag professionals to sound financial decisions.

The Center for Farm Financial Management is part of the Department of Applied Economics in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota.


AgPlan Privacy and Security

AgPlan protects your information and data so only you can access it. The data you enter in AgPlan is private and secure. No one will be able to access your data except the reviewers that you personally give access to your plan.


The Center for Farm Financial Management is committed to safeguarding the privacy of AgPlan user data. The Center has procedures and technology designed to protect the security and privacy of users including.


The Center for Farm Financial Management employs up-to-date server and firewall technology to ensure the security of AgPlan data.

For over 25 years, the Center for Farm Financial Management has been a trusted name in farm financial management. We are committed to utilize proven technology to protect your personal information and privacy.

Individualized password
When you register to use AgPlan, you to create your own password, to access your plan. The only way you or anyone else can access your data or information is by use of your password. The only exception to this, is when you personally give your advisors access to your plan as reviewers.
Security Question
The Center for Farm Financial Management cannot access your password nor your business plan. If you forget your password, you must use the security question you entered when you registered to generate a new password. The security question is used to confirm your identity and to allow us to verify who you are.