Anybody ever written a business plan for a farm?

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  • Tue, Jul 12, 2011 - 01:56am

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    12bones

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    farm business plan

Sager,

If you want to do the pastured chicken there is a great book with the metrics of the chicken business by Joel Salatin.  Just last week Polyface Farm held a Field day it was amazing whatch this blog more info will come out on some of the techniques. Polyface had a very good sense of marketing and thy have helped many of us in the area learn the right way.We have started raising quail this year for a local resturant and we underestimated the market totally, several other chefs heard about it and we could have sold many more. Quail are fairly easy to raise take up little space and do not require machinery.

Here is the link you can check out

http://polyfaceyum.blogspot.com/

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  • Tue, Jul 12, 2011 - 04:22pm

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    Joel Salatin

Bones,

I agree, Joel Salatin is a leader in sustainable farming.

Thanks for the link and info.

 

Sager,

I think you will like the documentary FRESH, featuring Joel Salatin.

FRESH shows how to feed animals off the land and keep the land healthy with the animals helping!

Also, shows the so-called productive monoculture methods and how they are actually more costly in terms of time, effort, and horror.

Monocultures are an unnatural separation of people, animals, and land.

It happens one person at a time.

FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Each has witnessed the rapid transformation of our agriculture into an industrial model, and confronted the consequences: food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.

Among several main characters, FRESH features urban farmer and activist, Will Allen, the recipient of MacArthur’s 2008 Genius Award; sustainable farmer and entrepreneur, Joel Salatin, made famous by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma; and supermarket owner, David Ball, challenging our Wal-Mart dominated economy.

Here is part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4u40S00nOk

 

-littleone

  • Sun, Jul 24, 2011 - 06:11pm

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    I’m working on the biz plan this afternoon…

…so thanks again for all the ideas above. I also attended yesterday’s Northeastern Permaculture Convergence, where I bought Joel Salatin’s book “You Can Farm –an Entrepreneur’s Guide”. I’ve read a couple of chapters. Looks like it’ll help. Thanks again — and Viva! — Sager

  • Sun, Jul 24, 2011 - 06:55pm

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    marketing lessons from the Amish

FWIW

http://www.openforum.com/articles/3-unexpected-marketing-lessons-from-amish-farmers?extlink=rs-gambd-2011booming-outbraining-outbrain/

  • Sun, Jul 24, 2011 - 07:09pm

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    Excellent ideas all, ao…

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FWIW

http://www.openforum.com/articles/3-unexpected-marketing-lessons-from-amish-farmers?extlink=rs-gambd-2011booming-outbraining-outbrain/

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…and into the biz plan they go!

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