Entrepreneurship, Farm Management, New Agribusinesses

Understanding Agricultural Liability

As a farm business owner or someone who leases land for your farming operation, you face liability issues. As soon as someone enters your property, whether invited or not, you have some form of responsibility for that person’s safety. The level of this responsibility is determined by the...
John C. Becker
Lynn F. Kime
Jayson K. Harper
Ross Pifer
Penn State Extension

Owning and Leasing Agricultural Real Estate

Land is the basic resource that distinguishes agriculture from most other types of businesses because it is required for the production of crops and livestock. Land is the most valuable asset on the balance sheet of most farmers. Land is the basic resource that distinguishes agriculture from most...
Paul Goeringer
Lynn F. Kime
Jayson K. Harper
Ross Pifer
Penn State Extension

Financing Small-Scale and Part-Time Farms

Tens of thousands of households throughout Pennsylvania cherish the unique lifestyle of small-scale farming. With newcomers to farming in mind, this publication explores the available options for planning and financing a small-scale or part-time enterprise. Contents Business Climate Obtaining a...
Jeffrey S. Stokes
Gregory D. Hanson
Jayson K. Harper
Lynn F. Kime
Penn State Extension

Agricultural Business Insurance

Whether you are currently in business or deciding to start an agricultural business, insurance should be part of your risk management strategy. Risk management can take many forms, including insurance, production diversification, and business structure. Insurance shifts some of the risk from the...
Lynn F. Kime
John A. Adamik
Eugene E. Gantz
Jayson K. Harper
Penn State Extension

Budgeting for Agricultural Decision Making

Budgets are an invaluable tool for farm managers. Agricultural businesses and potential businesses should use budgets to project how profitable an enterprise may be or to analyze existing enterprises. The various types of budgets are used for different purposes and this publication provides...
Jason K. Harper
Sarah Cornelisse
Lynn F. Kime
Jeffrey Hyde
Penn State Extension

From niche to mainstream – Halal Goes Global

The halal food sector is estimated to be a trillion-dollar global market, based on the preferences of an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world.This publication is the first to provide an overview of the global halal food and beverage market. It contains trade data, outlines consumer trends...
Abdalhamid Evans
Sadiq Syed
International Trade Centre

Regional identity can add value to agricultural products

  Regional identity creation is being recognized for its economic benefits and as a strategic resource for producer communities. A regional identity is not a brand; it is built through a complicated process of developing cohesion and sharing in the industry community and communicating outside...
Bradley C. Christensen
Martin Kenney
Donald Patton
California Agriculture

A Participatory Guide to Developing Partnerships, Area Resource Assessment and Planning Together

  This manual is part of a series of good practice guides describing the components of the participatory and area-based approach to rural agroenterprise development. The manual lays the groundwork for rural agroenterprise projects by leading service providers through an asset-based analysis of...
M. Lundy
M. V. Gottret
R. Best
S. Ferris
Catholic Relief Services

Mobile and E-Commerce Grocery Retail and Food Service Bloom

India is the sixth largest grocery market in the world and one of the fastest growing markets for online grocery sales. There are approximately 74 online grocery portals; up from 42 in September 2014. Ecommerce in India is at an early but rapidly growing stage. Companies should consider whether...
Priya Jashnani
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Labor management in agriculture

  This book is an effort to present practical, sound, research-based ideas hopefully leading to the improved management of human resources on the farm. Contents: Chapter 1 - Managing People on the Farm Chapter 2 - Practical Steps to Employee Selection Chapter 3 - Validating the Selection...
G. E. Billikopf
University of California