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7/13/2017 by mdc
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/pdf/c5-65.pdf
Don Hofstrand and Mary Holz-Clause opine that as the name implies, a feasibility study is an analysis of the viability of an idea. The feasibility study focuses on helping answer the essential question of should we proceed with the proposed project idea? All activities of the study are directed toward helping answer this question.

Feasibility studies can be used in many ways but primarily focus on proposed business ventures. Farmers and others with a business idea should conduct a feasibility study to determine the viability of their idea before proceeding with the development of a
business. Determining early that a business idea will not work saves time, money and heartache later. A feasible business venture is one where the business will generate adequate cash-flow and profits, withstand the risks it will encounter, remain viable
in the long-term and meet the goals of the founders.

The venture can be either a start-up business, the purchase of an existing business, an expansion of current business operations or a new enterprise for an existing business. The Information File C5-66, Feasibility Study Outline, is provided to give you
guidance on how to proceed with the study and what to include.

Also, Information File C5-64, How to Use and When to Do a Feasibility Study will help
you through the process and help you get the most out of your study. A feasibility study is only one step in the business idea assessment and business development process
(Information File C5-02).

Reviewing this process and reading the information will help put the role of the feasibility study in perspective.

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