Running a farm or ranch is not the only way to cash in on your agricultural interest. These days, there are plenty of fields where a knowledge of agriculture and agricultural sciences can be a plus, and where you will have an opportunity to aid those who have chosen to work the land. Here are […]
Before buying any bison, you will want to evaluate these enterprise ideas carefully to locate sales channels and to estimate demand.
Rather than bringing fresh produce and meat to the customer, such as at a farmers’ market, some agripreneurs opt to have the customer come to the produce, perhaps picking it up at a stand or perhaps by participating in a CSA program. While there are definitely advantages to this style of marketing food, such as […]
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 are […]
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 to […]
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. […]
Farm Fresh is a resource to inspire you to create a personalized business that will meet the needs of your customers in a one-of-a-kind way.
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 the […]
The sky is the limit when it comes to agritourism. Why not create a distinctive enterprise tailored to your unique circumstances?