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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Producción de Brócoli
Producción de Brócoli - Articles Articles

Producción de Brócoli

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

El brócoli es un cultivo que se presta bien a las operaciones agrícolas de pequeña escala y de tiempo parcial. More
Pumpkins
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Pumpkin Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Pumpkins are well-suited to small-scale and part-time farming operations. Marketing opportunities, such as wholesale, retail, and pick-your-own, are options. More
Watermelon
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Watermelon Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

There are multiple markets for growers with 5 acres or fewer. Many field operations - such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting - can be custom-hired. More
Tomatoes on the Vine
Tomato Production - Articles Articles

Tomato Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Many marketing opportunities are available for small-scale growers, making it easier for growers to find niche and more substantial markets. More
Cucumber
Cucumber Production - Articles Articles

Cucumber Production

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

Multiple markets exist for growers with fewer than 5 acres, and many field operations, such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting, can be custom hired. More
Peppers
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Pepper Production

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

Peppers lend themselves well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. More
Asparagus
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Asparagus Production

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

Asparagus is a perennial crop that lends itself well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. More
Asparagus Grower Interview
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Asparagus Grower Interview

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

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Asparagus producer video explaining the benefits and drawbacks of asparagus production. More
Sweet Corn Ears
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Sweet Corn Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Initial investment is relatively low, and many field operations - such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting - can be custom-hired. More
Broccoli
Broccoli Production - Articles Articles

Broccoli Production

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

Initial investment in broccoli production is relatively low and can be throughout the summer and early fall. 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
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
Onions
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Onion Production

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

Dry onions are a crop that lends itself well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. More
Producción de Ajo
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Producción de Ajo

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

El ajo es un cultivo que se adapta bien a una pequeña superficie o como parte de un negocio más grande de mercadeo directo que está en la búsqueda de diversificar su mezcla de cultivos. More
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