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
Developing a Roadside Farm Market
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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
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
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
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
Bobwhite Quail
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Bobwhite Quail Production

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

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
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
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
Christmas Tree Production
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Carefully plan for the establishment and marketing of your potential Christmas tree crop. More
Flower Production
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Cut Flower Production

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

The specialty cut-flower business may fit well into a small-scale and part-time farming operation. More