Agricultural Alternatives

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.

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Comercialización para Productores de Pequeña Escala y de Tiempo Parcial
Comercialización para Productores de Pequeña Escala y de Tiempo Parcial - Articles Articles
El mercadeo es importante para todas las empresas agrícolas, sin tomar en cuenta su tamaño. More
Earthworm Production
Earthworm Production - Articles Articles

Earthworm Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Most commercially raised worms live in surface litter and feed on decaying organic matter. More
Elk
Elk Production - Articles Articles

Elk Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Commercial elk farming has seen steady growth because of increasing demand for deer products and minimal acreage requirements for production. More
Introduction to Aquaculture
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Introduction to Aquaculture

Thomas Ford, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

The type of aquaculture operation that you begin will be influenced by your financial and labor resources as well as available markets. More
Bobwhite Quail
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Bobwhite Quail Production

Phillip Clauer, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Bobwhite quail production may provide resources for stocking areas where native bird numbers have dwindled. More
Desarrollando un Plan de Negocio
Desarrollando un Plan de Negocio - Articles Articles
Como la frase indica, un plan de negocios es una "hoja de ruta" para guiar el futuro del negocio o proyecto. More
Inicio o Diversificación de un Negocio Agrícola
Inicio o Diversificación de un Negocio Agrícola - Articles Articles
Debido a la diversidad de las condiciones de producción y las oportunidades de mercadeo, el estado de Pensilvania se presta fácilmente para la producción agrícola de pequeña escala. More
Cooperatives
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Cooperatives

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Cooperatives are an ancient concept where a group works together to meet common needs. This informal arrangement evolved over time into a business organization. More
Fruit and Vegetable Marketing for Small-Scale and Part-Time Growers
Fruit and Vegetable Marketing for Small-Scale and Part-Time Growers - Articles Articles
Marketing is important to all farm enterprises, regardless of size. More
Cultivos de Pimiento
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Cultivos de Pimiento

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Los pimientos se prestan bien a las operaciones agrícolas de pequeña escala y de tiempo parcial. More
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Lynn Kime, Kathy Kelley, Ph.D., Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is a concept designed to encourage relationships between consumers and growers. More
Garlic Bulbs
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Garlic Production

Thomas Ford, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Garlic is a crop that is well suited to a small acreage or as part of a larger direct marketing operation looking to diversify its mix of crops. More
Cantaloupe
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Cantaloupe Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Cantaloupes are a crop that is well-suited to small-scale and part-time farms and have multiple markets for growers. More
Entendiendo la Responsabilidad Civil Agrícola
Entendiendo la Responsabilidad Civil Agrícola - Articles Articles
Como propietario de un negocio agrícola o de alguien que arrienda las tierras para su disposición agrícola, usted se enfrenta a problemas de responsabilidad civil. More
Lamb
Off-Season and Accelerated Lamb Production - Articles Articles

Off-Season and Accelerated Lamb Production

Lynn Kime, Melanie Barkley, David Hartman, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Sheep are ideally suited to small-scale and part-time farming operations in Pennsylvania due to their adaptability and nutritional versatility. More