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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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
Entendiendo la Responsabilidad Civil Agrícola
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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
Elk
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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
Earthworm Production
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Earthworm Production

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

Most commercially raised worms live in surface litter and feed on decaying organic matter. 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
Desarrollando un Plan de Negocio
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Como la frase indica, un plan de negocios es una "hoja de ruta" para guiar el futuro del negocio o proyecto. More
Cultivos de Pimiento
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Cultivos de Pimiento

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D., Miguel Antonio Saviroff, MS, Steve Bogash

Los pimientos se prestan bien a las operaciones agrícolas de pequeña escala y de tiempo parcial. 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
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
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
Cantaloupe
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Cantaloupe Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Michael Orzolek, Ph.D., Steve Bogash

Cantaloupes are a crop that is well-suited to small-scale and part-time farms and have multiple markets for growers. More
Broccoli
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Broccoli Production

Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Michael Orzolek, Ph.D., William Lamont, Jr., Ph.D.

Initial investment in broccoli production is relatively low and can be throughout the summer and early fall. More
Bobwhite Quail
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Bobwhite Quail Production

Phillip Clauer, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., R. Michael Hulet

Bobwhite quail production may provide resources for stocking areas where native bird numbers have dwindled. More
Bison
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Bison Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Bison adapt to a wide range of environments, feed sources, and management systems. More
Agritainment
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Agritainment

Lynn Kime

Many small-scale and part-time farms may increase income by offering agritainment opportunities. More
Christmas Tree Production
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Carefully plan for the establishment and marketing of your potential Christmas tree crop. More