Whole Farm Systems

Farm and land

Are you looking for a complete management system? Information about managing your land to balance natural resources, agricultural operations, profits and public responsibilities.



Holistic Management International

Holistic Management International.

A non-profit organization that promotes and provides services and information for holistic farm management. Start with, Holistic Management®: It’s a Whole Approach that Benefits You and the Land


Introduction to Whole Farm Planning: Combining Family, Profit, and Environment

University of Minnesota. Cooperative Extension Service; Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.

An overview of the whole farm planning concept, four step in the process and additional resources, focused with those available in Minnesota.


Holistic Management: A Whole-Farm Decision Making Framework

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Introduces the holistic management concept including processes, financial planning, landscape, tools, testing and monitoring decisions, and additional resources for more information.


Organic Whole Farm Planning

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.

An article that lists additional online resources for whole farm planning. Some topics covered further include assessments, identifying key issues, goal setting, action plans and monitoring.


Whole Farm Planning

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Project.

A basic overview of whole farm planning, online and face-to-face educational opportunities, and additional resources


Sustainable Agriculture Reports

The Minnesota Project.

Provides several documents on whole farm management and planning, farm environmental stewardship and agricultural policy.


Whole Farm Nutrient Planning

Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship Project.

An online training module to help producers "recognize the importance of balancing nutrient inputs and managed outputs for a livestock operation, identify potential indicators of a "whole farm" nutrient imbalance within the producer's own operation, and be aware of fundamental strategies for addressing a whole farm nutrient imbalance."