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Calves and Heifers
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Calves and Heifers

Sarah Cornelisse

Calves and heifers are the next generation on the dairy farm and their health and management will strongly influence the future of the business. More
Understanding Pricing Objectives and Strategies for the Value-Added Ag Producer
Understanding Pricing Objectives and Strategies for the Value-Added Ag Producer - Articles Articles
Choosing a pricing objective and associated strategy is an important function of the business owner and an integral part of the business plan or planning process. More
Agribusiness Planning: Providing Direction for Agricultural Firms
Agribusiness Planning: Providing Direction for Agricultural Firms - Articles Articles
This publication discusses the importance of business planning for agricultural firms and describes the steps required to prepare a thorough business plan. More
Partial Budgeting for Agricultural Businesses
Partial Budgeting for Agricultural Businesses - Articles Articles
Partial budgeting allows you to get a better handle on how a decision will affect the profitability of the enterprise, and ultimately the profitability of the farm itself. More
Dairy Cows - Getting Started
Dairy Cows - Getting Started - Articles Articles
Milk cows are the income generator for dairy farms. Proper nutrition and herd management, and many other factors are required for success. More
Get More from Your Milk: Increasing Profit through Value-Added Products
Get More from Your Milk: Increasing Profit through Value-Added Products - Articles Articles
This article will guide you through the important issues that you need to consider before starting a value-added dairy enterprise. More
Dairy Heifer Contracting Fundamentals
Dairy Heifer Contracting Fundamentals - Articles Articles

Dairy Heifer Contracting Fundamentals

Sarah Cornelisse, Jud Heinrichs, Coleen M. Jones

An understanding of the importance of a written contract and its components is essential for custom heifer growers and for the dairy producers planning to employ these services. More
Value-Added Agriculture: Dairy Products
Value-Added Agriculture: Dairy Products - Articles Articles
As of 2014, there were 84 dairy plants producing one or more dairy products in Pennsylvania. More
Direct Marketing
Direct Marketing - Articles Articles

Direct Marketing

Sarah Cornelisse

For those with the time and resources to spare, direct marketing can increase both revenue and local awareness of an agricultural enterprise. More
Product Pricing: What Do I Charge?
Product Pricing: What Do I Charge? - Articles Articles
Price can be a determining factor for whether or not consumers purchase a product. Product pricing should account for cost of production, financial goals, and consumer demographics. More
Using QR Codes for Agricultural Marketing
Using QR Codes for Agricultural Marketing - Articles Articles
This article describes what a QR code is, how they work, how to create one, and how to use QR codes for marketing. More
Social Media for Agricultural Businesses: Twitter
Social Media for Agricultural Businesses: Twitter - Articles Articles
Creating a Twitter account and using it to market your business. More
Social Media for Agricultural Businesses: Facebook
Social Media for Agricultural Businesses: Facebook - Articles Articles
Creating a Facebook account and using it to market your business. More
Adding Value to Your Custom Business
Adding Value to Your Custom Business - Articles Articles
This article will discuss several options for adding value to your custom business’s services. More
Building Your Business with an E-mail Marketing Program
Building Your Business with an E-mail Marketing Program - Articles Articles

Building Your Business with an E-mail Marketing Program

Kathy Kelley, Ph.D., Sarah Cornelisse

E-mail marketing campaigns can provide a good return on investment, having a potentially larger impact than search engines, displays, print, TV, and nontraditional methods like text messaging. More