The goal of the Agricultural Alternatives series is to help you evaluate all aspects of a given enterprise before you commit your time and money. Whether you are a full-time farmer looking to diversify or a part-time farmer looking to generate additional income from your property, there are many important issues to consider when selecting a new enterprise.
El espárrago es un cultivo perenne que se presta bien a las operaciones agrícolas a pequeña escala y a tiempo parcial con muchas oportunidades en el mercado.
Las calabazas son un cultivo que se presta bien a las operaciones agrícolas a pequeña escala y a tiempo parcial.
Los pepinos se prestan bien a las operaciones agrícolas a pequeña escala ya tiempo parcial y existen múltiples mercados para los productores con menos de 5 acres.
Los productores pueden retener las becerras para la expansión del rebaño o venderlas, junto con los novillos, a los operadores de lotes de engorde.
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Professional game breeders in Pennsylvania produce one-half million commercial pheasants annually, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission also produces birds.
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La producción de huevos en pequeña escala es una de las empresas agrícolas de animales más antiguas registrada en la historia.
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Production of high-quality dairy-beef is relatively new to the beef industry and depends almost entirely on Holstein bull calves.
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Many people enjoy activities involving horses; however, they don't have the facilities to house their animals.
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Drip or trickle irrigation is a very efficient method of applying water and nutrients to crops.
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The high value of strawberries creates potential for sizable profit from a small planting; however, the potential for serious problems also exists.
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Compared to most other livestock enterprises, spring lamb production has lower investment costs and labor requirements, and quicker returns on investment.
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Initial investment is relatively low, and field operations - such as land preparation, planting, and mechanical harvesting - can be custom-hired.
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As soon as someone enters your property, whether invited or not, you have some form of responsibility for that person’s safety.
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Basic concepts and applications of federal income tax law for farmers.
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While the trend in the swine industry continues towards larger farms, opportunities remain to make money by raising hogs in a part-time enterprise.