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How to Begin Your Small Farm Dream
This plain language guide is for people who want to start a small farm. It covers skills you need to start a small farm; risks and rewards of farm ownership; financial resources; creating a business plan; and marketing.
Farm Stay U.S. Website
This farmer-created, consumer-oriented website lists hundreds of farms and ranches around the country that offer accommodations.
Good Agricultural Practices
Fact sheets from North Carolina State University on GAP certification and insurance coverage options for vegetable producers.
Financing the Farm: Applying for an FSA Loan
This plain language guide has information on the types of FSA loans available, and includes instructions for applying and developing a business plan.
Dairy Your Way
This publication was created to provide information that will help producers explore the many choices available for today’s dairy farms. This book is not intended to be a how-to dairy guide or manual. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer for dairy farmers seeking success as milk producers, there are many options that can be profitable and satisfying.
Rangeland Management Strategies
Features innovative SARE-funded research on creating and sustaining a healthy range.
Production and Marketing of Beach Plum, a Heritage Fruit Crop
Beach plum (Prunus maritima Marsh) is one of several shrubby plums native to North America. The jams produced from this fruit command premium prices at farm stands and specialty markets, even in comparison with jam made from other locally grown fruit. However, the wild-collected supply of fruit does not meet this niche market’s demand.
Diversifying Cropping Systems
This bulletin describes some of the many agronomic crop alternatives to use in rotations, with plentiful examples of on-farm successes.
Building a Sustainable Business
Bringing the business planning process alive, Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses helps today's alternative and sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs transform farm-grown inspiration into profitable enterprises. Incluye una versión abreviada en español.
Estrategias Economico-Ambientales en la Crianza de Cerdos
Granjeros que quieren producir puercos con éxito en pequeña escala pueden preservar su independencia de cara a la industria de puercos en proceso de consolidación.
The 16-page bulletin features profiles about successful hog producers as well as the latest research on everything from greater profits to better-tasting pork raised in alternative hog systems.