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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Beekeeping - Honey Bees
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Beekeeping - Honey Bees

Maryann Frazier, Tom Butzler, Lynn Kime, Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D., Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Honey bees can be managed to produce many products, but they are even more valued for the major role they play in pollination of agricultural crops. 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
Developing a Roadside Farm Market
Developing a Roadside Farm Market - Articles Articles

Developing a Roadside Farm Market

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

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

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
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