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Turn your hobby farm into a successful business

No experience in farming? No problem! The Profitable Hobby Farm gives you all the tools you need to launch a thriving hobby farm business. Based on the author's expert guidance and the motivating experiences of other small farmers, it shows you how to blend strategy, marketing, and money management in order to prosper.

The Profitable Hobby Farm provides sound, friendly start-up advice on a variety of topics essential to making an initial foray into a local foods venture.

  • A must-read book for raising and selling local, sustainable foods
  • Includes sample business plan, grant application, marketing and advertising plan, and other forms
  • Lengthy resources section directs you to additional reading
  • Also by Aubrey: Starting & Running Your Own Small Farm BusinessWhether it's growing heirloom tomatoes, raising free-range chickens for their eggs, or making organic wine or cheese, this book shows you how to turn your hobby into a profit.

Synopsis:

A down-to-earth guide to profitable hobby farming

This book gives you all the information you need to start your own local foods business. You'll get plain-English advice from a self-proclaimed farm-girl-turned- entrepreneur on:

  • Trends in niche agriculture and local foods

  • creating a business plan for a small-scale or hobby venture

  • assessing your home marketplace and uncovering niches not yet served

  • financing options, especially grants and cost-sharing programs

  • free or low-cost marketing ideas

  • basic strategies for surviving the first year in business

  • and more

Whether you want to create a small hobby business or start up a full-time venture, The Profitable Hobby Farm is the book for you. Thoroughly researched and packed with information for putting ideas into action, this is your blueprint for building a sustainable local foods business.

Synopsis:

Turn your hobby farm into a successful business

No experience in farming? No problem! The Profitable Hobby Farm gives you all the tools you need to launch a thriving hobby farm business. Based on the author's expert guidance and the motivating experiences of other small farmers, it shows you how to blend strategy, marketing, and money management in order to prosper.

The Profitable Hobby Farm provides sound, friendly start-up advice on a variety of topics essential to making an initial foray into a local foods venture.

  • A must-read book for raising and selling local, sustainable foods
  • Includes sample business plan, grant application, marketing and advertising plan, and other forms
  • Lengthy resources section directs you to additional reading
  • Also by Aubrey: Starting & Running Your Own Small Farm BusinessWhether it's growing heirloom tomatoes, raising free-range chickens for their eggs, or making organic wine or cheese, this book shows you how to turn your hobby into a profit.

About the Author

Sarah Beth Aubrey was born into a family of farmers and was raised to believe, like Scarlett O'Hara, that it is land that sustains after all else. In addition to operating her company, Aubrey's Natural Meats, Sarah writes and speaks extensively on agriculture, the rural lifestyle, and small farm development.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vi

Part One: Creation and Veraison

1 The Case for Small-Scale Farming and Local Foods Ventures 2

2 From Idea to Inventory: Planning and Assessing the Market 24

3 Funding Assistance 41

4 Rules, Regulations, and Legalese 65

Part Two: Fresh Business Ideas

5 Creating a Cooperative 88

6 Agritourism: Recreation as a Business 103

Part Three: Selling, Marketing, and Prospecting

7 Wholesale and Retail Pricing Strategies 124

8 Where and How to Sell 149

9 Marketing Ideas  174

10 Keeping (and Keeping Track of) Customers 198

Part Four: The First Year of Your Journey

11 The Lifestyle Change and First-Year Transition Tips 224

Finale: The Prints You Leave Behind 247

Resources 248

Sample Business Documents 255

Index 269
About the Author 275
Photo Credits 276

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470432099
Author:
Aubrey, Sarah Beth
Publisher:
Howell (TP)
Author:
Aubrey, Sarah
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Agriculture - General
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Industries - Agribusiness
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Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
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Profitable Hobby Farm, hobby farm, organic farm, farm business, sustainable farming, small farm, start a local food business, local food business, how to start a local food business, sustainable local books, farming for profit, how to profit from farming,
Subject:
Profitable Hobby Farm, hobby farm, organic farm, farm business, sustainable farming, small farm, start a local food business, local food business, how to start a local food business, sustainable local books, farming for profit, how to profit from farming,
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Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20100112
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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The Profitable Hobby Farm, How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business New Trade Paper
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Product details 288 pages Howell Books - English 9780470432099 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A down-to-earth guide to profitable hobby farming

This book gives you all the information you need to start your own local foods business. You'll get plain-English advice from a self-proclaimed farm-girl-turned- entrepreneur on:

  • Trends in niche agriculture and local foods

  • creating a business plan for a small-scale or hobby venture

  • assessing your home marketplace and uncovering niches not yet served

  • financing options, especially grants and cost-sharing programs

  • free or low-cost marketing ideas

  • basic strategies for surviving the first year in business

  • and more

Whether you want to create a small hobby business or start up a full-time venture, The Profitable Hobby Farm is the book for you. Thoroughly researched and packed with information for putting ideas into action, this is your blueprint for building a sustainable local foods business.

"Synopsis" by , Turn your hobby farm into a successful business

No experience in farming? No problem! The Profitable Hobby Farm gives you all the tools you need to launch a thriving hobby farm business. Based on the author's expert guidance and the motivating experiences of other small farmers, it shows you how to blend strategy, marketing, and money management in order to prosper.

The Profitable Hobby Farm provides sound, friendly start-up advice on a variety of topics essential to making an initial foray into a local foods venture.

  • A must-read book for raising and selling local, sustainable foods
  • Includes sample business plan, grant application, marketing and advertising plan, and other forms
  • Lengthy resources section directs you to additional reading
  • Also by Aubrey: Starting & Running Your Own Small Farm BusinessWhether it's growing heirloom tomatoes, raising free-range chickens for their eggs, or making organic wine or cheese, this book shows you how to turn your hobby into a profit.

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