Resources include your people, land, capital, infrastructure, equipment and information. Make a list of what you have and another list of what you think you still need to get started. If you have trouble completing this step, the Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries can help.

If you already have…

The Land

  • How much area do you want to farm?

  • Are there any bylaws or regulations that would restrict the type of farm enterprise you can develop?

  • Are there any environmental or other considerations that would restrict the type of farm enterprise you can develop? (e.g., proximity to neighbours, proximity to wetlands)

  • What kinds of crops and livestock are suited to the land? (this will depend on soil type and productivity, drainage, slope, climate)

The Capital

  • How much can you or are you willing to invest in your farm enterprise?

  • What return on investment do you expect and how quickly do you expect to see it?

  • On what other sources of capital, including commercial lenders, can you draw?

The Infrastructure

  • What sort of infrastructure exists on your farm (e.g., wells, barns, sheds, fencing)?

  • Is the infrastructure in a safe and useable state? If not, can it be repaired?

The Equipment

  • What sort of equipment do you have? (i.e., tractors, other farm machinery, machine and carpentry tools, computer, stand-by generators, snow plowing equipment etc.)

  • Is the existing equipment in a safe and useable state? If not, can it be repaired?

  • Are there custom operators available in your area? Using them can reduce equipment needs – especially in beginning years.

The Information

  • What do you know about farming?

  • What do you know about marketing farm products?

  • What do you know about farm legislation in New Brunswick?

  • Do you know where to get more information about the farming in New Brunswick?

​Agro-environmental clubs stimulate environmental leadership, innovation and sharing of knowledge and experience for the advancement of a sustainable agricultural industry in New Brunswick. Currently (2020) there are six clubs throughout the province.


The New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association administers the six agro-environmental clubs in the following regions: North East (Bathurst and Miramichi), North West, Moncton/Chignecto (Sackville), Kings County, Central (Fredericton) and Carleton County.  


For more information, contact the New Brunswick Soil and Crop Improvement Association by telephone at (506) 454-1736 or by email at

Agro-environmental Clubs

2-150 allée Woodside Lane, Fredericton NB E3C 2R9

Ph./Tél.: 506-452-8101
Fax/Télecop.: 506-452-1085

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