Small Business




Effective Social Media: Lessons Learned

Slides with Narrative

Service: A Tool for Gaining and Retaining Customers


Networking and Marketing




ND Growing Local Foods Impact Report

Stories from the Project

Ugly Food

More stories


November Newsletter

Small Business Savvy Articles

Customer Service Begins Before the Sale

Local Foods are Local Businesses

Small Business Saturday 2016

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Small Farm & Farm Diversification

Resources and tools to assist those individuals generating income by engaging in business ventures independent of commodity production. Examples include small horticulture production, high value crops, agritourism, and value-added enterprises. See more at: Small Farms Overview -
Local Foods, Local Projects - A SARE-sponsored Effort
Local food is of growing interest all across North Dakota. Besides producers and consumers, restaurants, supermarkets, marketing professionals, schools, universities and economic developers are taking notice. To build on this interest, NDSU Extension Service, through grant funding from North Central Regional – Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (NCR-SARE), provided nearly 20 “teams” an opportunity for in-person trainings along with financial support to support local projects to build capacity, provide local education, and expand marketing and awareness of local and regional food.
NDSU and ND Food, Horticulture, and Value-Added/Specialty Ag
Help for those involved in various ways in the food industry
Other States and General Resources
Help for those involved with small farms, specialty crops, agritourism and other value-added opportunities.
Federal Resources
Help for those involved in small acreage farms, value-added ag, local foods, and food production/food industry.
These selected blogs focus on helping to grow the value-added farm and food business.
Resource videos of business owners or tips on operating your business
Funding Sources
See Also
File Troff document The Mobile Market - A Town Square Farmer's Market Effort
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