Farmstead Planning Handbook-PDF

Price: $29.00

This book is now available from the ISU Extension Store:


Guidelines for Planning and Expanding Agricultural Facilities and Operations

This well-illustrated, easy-to-read publication shows how to locate, plan, build, and expand a working farm—small or large. Includes more than 100 illustrations, 59 tables and a sample expansion plan.


  • Planning Principles
  • Farmstead Site Selection
  • The Family Living Area
  • Drives and Service Yard
  • Farm Buildings
  • Farmstead Office, Shop, and Machinery Storage Areas
  • Fertilizer and Pesticide Storage Area
  • Crop Storage and Processing Area
  • Farmstead Livestock Area
  • Planning Farmstead Utilities
  • Planning for General Safety, Accident Prevention, and Emergencies
  • Planning for Biosecurity
  • An Expansion Plan Example

    172 pp, 2005, (some revised illustrations, 2015), download

    ISBN 0-89373-102-1

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