Unlike publications for experienced producers, the Agricultural Alternatives fact sheets are developed for those less familiar with the enterprise. Each fact sheet contains information on marketing, production, enterprise budgeting, and resource requirements to help users make a balanced evaluation of the enterprise for their operation.
Each publication contains a list of references, websites, and trade and marketing association addresses where more information can be obtained on the enterprise. Additional facts sheets focus on business management topics including enterprise budgeting, financing, marketing, and cooperatives.
They range from extremely high for the most perishable items, to very low for the least perishable.
One item that makes a successful producer into a successful marketer is matching your production to the marketing opportunities. This calendar will assist with matching the two.
This report provides a toolkit of standardized measurement tools for assessing various aspects of community food security. It includes a general guide to community assessment and focused materials for examining six basic assessment components related to community food security.
USDA publication.This is 50 pages and will take time to open/download. Topics include: Why Direct-market on the Internet?, Developing a Marketing Plan, Researching the Market, Setting Up and Marketing the Website, and appendices.