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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Red Raspberries
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Red Raspberry Production

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

Raspberry production is well suited to small farms, as a small area of raspberries can provide significant income and equipment needs for an acre or so of raspberries are not great. More
Blueberries
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Highbush Blueberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Blueberries are well suited for small-scale and part-time farm operations. More
Comercialización para Productores de Pequeña Escala y de Tiempo Parcial
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Comercialización para Productores de Pequeña Escala y de Tiempo Parcial

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Miguel Antonio Saviroff, MS, James Dunn, Ph.D.

El mercadeo es importante para todas las empresas agrícolas, sin tomar en cuenta su tamaño. More
Developing a Roadside Farm Market
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Developing a Roadside Farm Market

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John Berry, Lynn Kime, James Dunn, Ph.D.

Retailing directly to consumers can be a viable alternative marketing strategy and means of increasing profits for many small-scale agricultural ventures. More
Cooperatives
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Cooperatives

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

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
Strawberries on Matted Row
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Strawberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

The high value of strawberries creates potential for sizable profit from a small planting; however, the potential for serious problems also exists. More
Fruit and Vegetable Marketing for Small-Scale and Part-Time Growers
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Fruit and Vegetable Marketing for Small-Scale and Part-Time Growers

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

Marketing is important to all farm enterprises, regardless of size. More