Production Management / New Product Development
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a concept designed to encourage relationships between consumers and growers, and for consumers to become more knowledgeable about, if not involved in, the way their food is grown.
Members and their role in CSAs.
A SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) is a process that can help you, and your team, get insights into the past and think of possible solutions to existing or potential problems for your business.
Some reasons for an event include: Boosting sales during slow times, promoting store openings, recognizing customers who spend the most at the business on an annual basis, and targeting your primary customers for a “night out”.
If you are only engaged in one enterprise (growing corn for example) and have a crop failure, it will be more devastating than if you grew more crops. By diversifying, you are spreading the downside risk over more than one enterprise.
There is a significant and growing interest in B&Bs by farm owners exploring options to diversify their product offerings.
Increasing profit through value-added products
Agricultural producers should explore marketing to various sectors in order to maintain successful businesses. One group that is emerging is Muslims, who are obligated to eat only Halal-certified foods according to their religious beliefs.
Agricultural producers should explore marketing to various sectors in order to maintain successful businesses. One group that is emerging is Jews, who are obligated to eat only Kosher foods according to their religious beliefs.
The person pricing your product(s) must consider many factors such as cost of production, financial goals, and consumer demographics.
Record keeping is becoming a critical task in production agriculture.