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By Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

ISBN-10: 1888626070

ISBN-13: 9781888626070

Cutting edge farmers and ranchers comprehend that substitute plants and value-added items supply them an aspect available to buy. potent making plans is important to the long term profitability of any new enterprise. development a Sustainable company brings the enterprise making plans method alive to aid substitute and sustainable agriculture marketers rework farm-grown proposal into ecocnomic companies. The step by step innovations assist you advance an in depth, lender-ready marketing strategy or map out how one can benefit from new possibilities, corresponding to: natural farming Agri-tourism On-farm processing substitute vegetation Direct advertising including price even more than a making plans record, construction a Sustainable company follows dairy farmers Dave and Florence Minar via a tremendous transition on their Minnesota farm. The Minars' reviews and excerpts from their pattern worksheets lend a real-life standpoint, illustrating how they and 5 different farm households set pursuits, researched possible choices, made up our minds strength markets and evaluated financing strategies. clean worksheets within the ebook assist you create and set up your personal plan. your corporation plan will exhibit that you've got absolutely researched your inspiration, mapped out construction and advertising thoughts, and that you simply know the way to promote your product.

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We often think of advertising when we hear the term product promotion. This may take the form of brochures, posters or a Web site. Of course, there are many other ways you can inform potential customers about your products. For example, many producers offer taste tests for their products in retail stores and at farmers’ markets. Other producers rely on promotional efforts by a commodity group or collaborative marketing group. ” Several organizations throughout the country have certification programs to recognize food that is produced according to specified ecological or sustainability standards.

This section guides you through a description of your current situation for each of four business management functions: marketing, operations, human resources and finances. This is a chance to inventory your resources and assess how well you are using them. In each management area, you’ll collect facts and figures that will help you evaluate your operation in terms of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT). The SWOT analysis is a planning tool used by businesses and organizations of all sizes and types.

For example, Paul Kajer has major management and labor responsibilities for the dairy enterprise. He also works closely with Dave in the pasture enterprise and with Dave and Dan in the hay enterprise. Note that the Minars have included general management as a separate enterprise. In doing so, they recognize that there are important tasks associated with managing and coordinating the entire operation. Also note that they have included the dairy technician from their BuilDiNg a SuStaiNaBle BuSiNeSS 47 .......

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