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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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
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
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., James Dunn, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

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

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John Berry, James Dunn, Ph.D., 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
Agritainment
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Agritainment

Lynn Kime

Many small-scale and part-time farms may increase income by offering agritainment opportunities. More
Broccoli
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Broccoli Production

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

Initial investment in a broccoli production operation is relatively low, and many field operations - such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting - can be custom hired. More
Elk
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Elk Production

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

Commercial elk farming has seen steady growth in the United States 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, R. Michael Hulet, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

In Pennsylvania and other parts of the country, loss of natural habitats has created market demand for commercially bred birds, which are used to stock shooting preserves and wild areas. More
Cooperatives
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Cooperatives

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., James Dunn, 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 formal business organization. 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

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

Marketing is important to all farm enterprises, regardless of size. It is strongly recommend that you identify and research your market before you become a fruit and vegetable grower. 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