Table of Contents
II. Finding Land
III. Locating Capital
IV. Equipment needed to farm
V. You’ve grown it – now what?
VI. Selling – Marketing
VII. Business Skills, Planning, and Administrative Tasks
I – Introduction to Tilian and Four-Season Farming
II – Finding Land and Land Issues – Both Actual Farm Lands and Non-Traditional Farmlands.
a) Finding Suitable Land To Farm
b) Environmental Issues For Farmers
c) Voluntary Programs To Help Farmers
III – Locating Capital – Options for Accessing and Generating Funds
IV – Equipment needed to farm – What you will need to buy (land, equipment, seeds, etc)
V - You’ve Grown It – Now What?
a) Post-Harvest Handling Procedures
b) GAP Regulations – Important Information When Selling to Institutions
VI – Selling & Marketing – How to make money
Introduction To Selling & Marketing
a) Basic Rules for Marketing and Selling
b) Retail – The CSA Model
c) Retail - Farmers Markets
d) Wholesale - Chefs & Restaurants
e) Wholesale – Schools
f) Institutions – Hospitals, Prisons, Universities, Grocery Stores, Farmers’ Co-ops
g) Farm Stands, U-Pick and On-Farm Retail
Conclusion To Selling & Marketing
VII – Business Skills, Planning, and Administrative Tasks
a) Finance and Tax Information for the Small Farm Business
b) Farm Insurance For The Small Farmer
VIII – Appendices
a) Useful Websites For Beginning Farmers
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