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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Other States and General Resources

Help for those involved with small farms, specialty crops, agritourism and other value-added opportunities.

Individual and specific programs and topics can be found at:

NIFA Family and Small Farms

Ag Law Blogs

Agritourism Ideas



Community and Local Food Resources - Partnership of MN, ND & SD - Applicable to any community

Cornell University - National data - Agriculture and Food Data  - needs and impact of food systems

Crossroads Resource Center - Local Food and Farm Economy Studies


Economic Impact of Local Foods

Risk Management - eXtension Risk Management webinar

GAP Training

Bridging the GAPs

Farm Guide

On Food Farm Safety

A Food Safety Plan for You, Templates, and Log Sheets

Harvard University - Cottage Food Laws

North Central Regional Center for Rural Development - Helpful webinars and materials

North Central Region County Food Systems Profiles Portal

National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

Agritourism Health and Safety Guidelines for Children

Policies and Procedures Guide Supplement

Worksite Guide Supplement

Safe Agritourism

National AgLaw Center

Agritourism Statutes

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Illustrated Guide to Growing Safe Produce on Your Farm

Food Hubs: A Producer Guide


Farming Tutorials - online

ATTRA Newsletter

Risk Management

eXtension Risk Management webinar

Selling at Farmers Markets - From Growing for Market

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group -

Growing Farm Profits Course

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Building a Sustainable Business - Guide to Developing a Business Plan

States with Focused Efforts

Agritourism in Arkansas - A Resource Guide


University of California Small Farm Program

UC Davis - FarmsReach

Davis Farmer's Market: Cultivating Success at Farmers Markets

AgTour Connections newsletter

Agritourism Help for Community Planners

Marketing Strategies for Agritourism Operations

Colorado State University Extension

Small Acreage Management

Specialty Crops Program

University of Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises

University of Georgia National Center for Home Food Preservation

University of Idaho Extension Sustainable Agriculture Small Farms


University of Illinois Extension Small Farms

University of Illinois Agritourism


Purdue Small Scale Livestock Enterprise Decision Worksheets


Best Practices for Sustainable Local Food Systems

Iowa State University Agriculture Marketing Resource Center

Value-Added Food Topics

Food Safety

School Garden, University Farm, and Farmer's Market Food Safety

Local/Regional Foods

Value-Added Agriculture

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Cool Tool Center - Lots of helpful tools

Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers

Kansas Rural Center

Mobile Meat Processin


Kentucky Agritourism

University of Kentucky - Best Practices for Sampling at Farmers Markets: A Practical Guide for Farmers Market Vendors


LSU AgCenter Agritourism

Best Management Practices

Plan of Operation

Agritourism Blog


Beginning Farmer Success

Legal and Risk Management Blog

Food Hubs Defined

Food Labels

Starting a Farm/Ranch Alternative Enterprise or Agritourism Business

MIchigan - Center for Regional Food

Local Food Movement - Includes a historical timeline


University of Minnesota Extension -

Local Foods MN

Community and Local Food Resources

AgPlan - Planning for small farm operations

Minnesota Dept of Agriculture

Minnesota Grown

Organic Farmers - Steps to Success

2012 MN Organic Farm Performance Report

Missouri Beginning Farmer resources

Farm to Cafeteria manual for Montana

University of Nebraska - Agrimarketing

New Jersey

Agritourism Liability

New Mexico

New Mexico State University Small Farm Institute

New Mexico Farmers' Market

Food Safety Modernization Act

New York

Impact of Local Foods

Cornell University

Building Successful Food Hubs in the Northeast

Small Farms Program

Journalism Training for Small Farm Writers and Educators

Growing Vegetable Videos

Baskets to Pallets - Moving from direct marketing to wholesale marketing such as restaurants

Lessons From the Land

Small Farm Quarterly

Northeast Beginning Farmers Program

Beginning Farmers videos

Beginning Farmers online courses

Plan Your Farm

New York Farmers Market Federation

Marketing for Profit: Tools for Success - online learning

Safe Food for Consumers

Farmers Market Bench Marking Series - Income, Marketing, Employees and Pricing

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming

North Carolina

North Carolina Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Agritourism - Check out the Monday Marketing Message

North Carolina Agritourism Networking Association

Triangle Grown - Agritourism in the research triangle counties


Agritourism Safety Tips


Oklahoma Agritourism

Oklahoma Agritourism Resource Manual

Oklahoma State University Food and Agricultural Products Center


Oregon State University Small Farms

Oregon Agritourism Toolkit

Penn State Extension

Ag Alternatives

Food Venture Risk Management Plan

Social Media for Agricultural Businesses: Blogs

Social Media for Agricultural Businesses: Facebook 

Social Media for Agricultural Businesses: E-mail Marketing

Social Media for Agricultural Businesses: YouTube  

Other Web and Social Media Links

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Center for Agriculture Promotion and Education - New England FarmWays

Rutgers Agritourism Assistance

South Dakota

Small Acreages

South Dakota Local Foods Directory

South Dakota Local Foods Coop

University of Tennessee

Center for Profitable Agriculture  - Direct Marketing, Agritourism, & Value-Added Products and Agriculture

2013 Snapshot of TN Agritourism Industry

University of Vermont

Agritourism Collaboration

On-the-farm Activities - See Chapter 3



Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Webinars

Washington State University

Small Farms Team

Market Vegetable Gardens: Planning for Success

West Virginia Small Farm Center

Wisconsin - New Directions in Marketing for Farmerss' Markets

Food Safety

Food Safety for Fresh Culinary Herbs



Food Hub Resources

Forrager - Cottage Food Community - Cottage Food Laws - From Agri-tainment to Engagement

Good Agricultural Practices for Small Diversified Farms by Carolina Farm Stewardship Assoc

Growing for Market - subscription magazine


John Hopkins - Food Policy Resources

Martindale's Online Horticulture, Vegetables, and Crop Calculator Tools

Minnesota Cooks - MN Farmers Union highlighting local foods

Wallace Center - Winrock International

National Food Hub Financial Benchmarking Survey

National Good Food Network

New Marketing Opportunities - The New American Foodshed

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