Farm Business and Management
How to Start a Small Farm Business
You may want to start a small farm business and be wondering where to begin. Let me guide you step by step through the process of starting your small farm business.
How to Write a Small Farm Business Plan
Overwhelmed at the thought of writing your small farm business plan? Not sure where to start? Learn the basic components to a small farm business plan so you can start writing one for your farm. Take it one step at a time!
Do I Need a Small Farm Business Plan?
Wondering if you need to write a small farm business plan? Find out whether you do and if so, how to write one. Even if you don't have to write one, you'll learn why it might be a good idea to go through the business plan writing process.
Alternative and Specialty Crops and Value-Added Products for the Small Farm
There are many alternative and specialty crops and value-added products you can grow on your small farm. This article lists some possibilities to get you started brainstorming what will work for your farm business.
How to Market Your Small Farm Products
If you're wondering where and how to market your small farm products, find out the best places: the farmers market, direct farm sales, community supported agriculture or CSA shares, and the Internet.
Find Grants, Money and Resources for Your Small Farm
Looking for grants or money to start your small farm? Look no further; we've gathered the best resources for you to find the grants you need.
How to Start a CSA
CSA or community supported agriculture programs allow small farm customers to buy shares in a farm's entire season, resulting in a weekly box of produce and farm goods. Learn how to start your own CSA on your small farm.
Creative Ideas for Your CSA
Community supported agriculture programs, commonly called CSAs or farm shares, are a great way to market your farm products. More than just a box of veggies, some CSAs are getting very creative about how and what they offer their shareholders.
How to Keep Farm Records
Learn what farm records you need to keep and why: income tax returns, monitoring progress, meeting your small farm business plan, and allowing you to get small farm loans and grants.
Top 10 Tips for Starting Your Hobby Farm
These tips will get you started on your hobby farm.
How to Sell Small Farm Products Online
Learn the basics for how to take your small farm to the web and sell products - produce, value-added goods, and anything your farm crates - online.
Top 10 Tips for Marketing Your Small Farm Products
Ten tips that will help you market your small farm products successfully.
Make a Bundle at the Farmers Market
Learn how to sell your small farm's produce, meat, eggs, dairy and poultry at the farmers market. What are the best strategies for success?
How to Sell Farm Products to Food Distributors
Selling your small farm products directly to food distributors can be a great way to sell in volume and to expand your small farm markets.
How to Sell Small Farm Produce to Restaurants
Learn the best tips for selling your small farm produce directly to restaurants and chefs.
How to Maintain Your Farm Property
Your animals are all settled in, your garden is producing well, and you’re already thinking about next season’s improvements. But of course, you still need to maintain what you already have. With a little bit of attention and care, you can keep your farm infrastructure well-maintained and functioning smoothly.
Chicken Litter Management - Deep Litter Method
The deep litter method of litter management is used to keep chickens healthy and happy in their coop on small farms and homesteads. Laying hens are particularly suited for this method of litter management.
How to Start an Egg Business
Learn how to start an egg business on your small farm.
How to Get Farm Insurance
How can you insure your farm? What do you need to consider? Do you really need farm insurance?
How to Start a Chicken Broiler Business
Learn how to sell chickens on your small farm - start a great, profitable and fun chicken broiler business.