Contains issued agricultural and non-agricultural patents, and published applications. The database may be searched for sustainable agriculture terms and processes.
Marketing and business options for small-scale producers are diverse. Find the alternative marketing ideas, direct marketing resources, value added expertise and regulatory programs you need to enhance your farming or ranching success. Find resources related to:
DOC. United States Patent and Trademark Office.
USDA. Rural Development; Iowa State University.
United States Department of Agriculture.
A USDA initiative to promote sustainable local and regional food systems that will support small and mid-sized farms and ranches, strengthen rural communities, promote healthy eating, and protect our natural resources.
Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.
A guide to marketing systems for promoting local food. Also covers local and state regulations, pricing, liability, branding and labeling, and use of the Internet. Profiles Minnesota farmers.
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
This "Producer's Guide to Marketing Locally Grown Food" summarizes market opportunities for farmers and producers, profiles farmers and businesses, and identifies helpful resources. Available online and in print.
University of Missouri. Cooperative Extension Service.
Links to hundreds of full-text Extension publications that address all kinds agricultural alternatives including a wide range of livestock species and production systems. Marketing and business topics include: agribusiness, general business, marketing, community supported agriculture, cooperatives, farm management and decision making, home based businesses, farmers' markets, finance, roadside stands and value-added agriculture.
National Center for Appropriate Technology. National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.
Provides publications and information to help farmers with managing risk, planning their businesses, diversifying their output, developing new markets and adding value to farm products. Topics include: business planning and management, cooperatives, direct marketing options, funding, organic marketing and labeling, risk management and value-added and processing.
eXtension. Cooperative Extension Service.
A collection of recent educational and information resources from Cooperative Extension Service experts. Learn about webinars, videos, case studies, tools, Web sites, publications, articles and more.
USDA. NAL. Alternative Farming Systems Information Center.
Serves as a starting place for entrepreneurs who are considering an organic enterprise and for producers of organic commodities who are researching potential markets and marketing schemes. Assists in identifying market suppliers and outlets, market research and regulatory programs.
National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.
Summarizes selected enterprise planning guides about business, financial and marketing plans. Suggests resources that focus on evaluating a new enterprise.