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Value-Added Agriculture

This definition of value-added agriculture is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Business Development. Value-added products are defined as follows:

• A change in the physical state or form of the product (such as milling wheat into flour or making strawberries into jam).
• The production of a product in a manner that enhances its value, as demonstrated through a business plan (such as organically produced products).
• The physical segregation of an agricultural commodity or product in a manner that results in the enhancement of the value of that commodity or product (such as an identity preserved marketing system).

As a result of the change in physical state or the manner in which the agricultural commodity or product is produced and segregated, the customer base for the commodity or product is expanded and a greater portion of revenue derived from the marketing, processing or physical segregation is made available to the producer of the commodity or product.

Farm Financial Management Boot Camp

24 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Modeled off of FFI's successful Food Business Financial Management Boot Camp, Farm Boot Camp will address situations and scenarios unique to diversified farm businesses.

Farm Financial Management Boot Camp

24 hours of Paid training by Edible-Alpha®

Modeled off of FFI's successful Food Business Financial Management Boot Camp, Farm Boot Camp will address situations and scenarios unique to diversified farm businesses.

Deep Dive: Financing Your Value-Added Farm Series – Getting Capital Ready

2 hours of Paid course content by Edible-Alpha®

In this lesson Tera walks you through three groups of topics: 1) Business Models and Differentiation; 2) Scale, Target Marketing, and Branding; and 3) Sales, Farm Operations, and Supply Chain

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Farmer Brothers Distill Grains into Profits

1 hour 5 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy interviews Will Glazik of Cow Creek Organic Farm and Silver Tree Beer & Spirits to learn how he and his brothers are building upon their family farming legacy with a consumer brand and their own grain distillery

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Sisters Succeed with Simple Syrup, Soda Shop, and Subscriptions

1 hour 19 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Simple Goodness Sisters Belinda Kelly and Venise Cunningham share how they’ve launched and scaled their unique diversified farm-based business and what they’ll tackle next.

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Hill Valley Dairy Broadens Family Legacy

1 hour 3 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Ron Henningfeld, owner and cheesemaker at Hill Valley Dairy, drops by to discuss putting his own spin on a family farm business and expanding into new opportunities.

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Is Renting Farmland Smarter Than Buying?

10 minute Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Plenty of people would love to break into farming, but beginners’ number-one barrier is access to land. With so much farmland already claimed—by older farmers but also increasingly by investors, corporations, and developers—desirable acreage is hard to come by. Plus, the price of farmland in the U.S. is sky-high.

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Grassway Organics Cultivates Community

1 hour 12 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy invites in Grassway Organics’ Chaz Self for an inspiring conversation about farming business models, growing a diversified ag operation, and regenerating local communities.

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Together Farms Diversifies into Agritourism

1 hour 15 minutes Free read by Edible-Alpha®

Andy talks with Together Farms’ Stephanie Schneider about building a successful diversified farm business from scratch, making mistakes and learning along the way, and honing operations to boost efficiencies.

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The Truth About Making Money Value-Adding

10 minute read of Free article by Edible-Alpha®

Value-added ag businesses are rarely instant moneymakers—they typically take time and a whole lot of learning. Discover what it really takes to launch and grow a thriving value-added enterprise.

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