Getting Started

Start farming aims to enhance the success of small and beginning farmers by providing education and hands-on training in: production, marketing, financial management, land acquisition, and other resource acquisition. This program supports beginning producers exploring, planning and establishing their farms as well as new women farmers, young next generation producers and next generation Hispanic producers.

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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
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