Selling your own produce directly from your own farm can be quite a challenge, but one with rich rewards.
Homestead on the Range has come a long way since we launched our website almost five years ago. Our site was originally self-hosted. About a year ago we moved to WordPress.com, and we haven’t looked back. If you are launching a new website for your farm, small business, or personal enjoyment, or if you areContinue reading “4 Reasons We Use WordPress.com”
A niche business is not a big business, and it cannot be run in the same way. Capitalize on your strengths—but do your research.
You don’t need a pricey suite of software to turn out professional-looking documents to represent your business. If you are motivated and reasonably artistic, you can use Scribus, a powerful open source desktop publishing program freely available to everybody, to design flyers, brochures, and more for your farm or other enterprise. Scribus was developed toContinue reading “Scribus”
Agripreneurs have to be careful to keep up with the legal aspects of their businesses. Fortunately, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has put together a series of licensing guides to help innovative business owners see at a glance what permits and licenses will be necessary. The PDF downloads cover many types of businesses: Agritourism. Aquaculture.Continue reading “Kansas Department of Agriculture Licensing Guides”
Are you considering direct marketing grassfed meat and dairy products? Before you begin, perhaps you could benefit from a little food for thought on the subject. Try Farm Fresh: Direct Marketing Meats & Milk by Allan Nation.
One of the main features of the recent local foods movement is a desire to connect farmers and consumers. On the one hand, many farmers want to share their practices with their customers, keeping them informed about agriculture. On the other hand, consumers want to learn more about how their food is produced. Among theContinue reading “What is Community-Supported Agriculture?”
The sky is the limit when it comes to agritourism. Why not create a distinctive enterprise tailored to your unique circumstances?
Unlike some of the other Joel Salatin books we recommend, You Can Farm is not a practical how-to guide, but a philosophical challenge geared toward beginners. It’s a great way to start contesting paradigms and brainstorming outside of the box as you are guided through the process of creating a vision and making it happen.Continue reading “You Can Farm”
This book outlines pros and cons for many of the countless decisions you will have to make in your first year of entrepreneurship.