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BOOKS

Title: ACEnet replication manual
Author: Linda Morris
Second Author: Shari Nogrady
Published: Athens, OH : ACEnet , 1999?

Summary: This manual is a blueprint for adapting the Appalachian Center for Economic Networks (ACEnet) cooperative economic development strategies to fight poverty and support local economic empowerment, including how to set up a "community kitchen incubator" to serve as a communication focal point and a shared production facility for microenterprises.

Call Number: 80.11 ACE
Subjects: Activism , Alternative enterprises , Community development , Food processing , Rural development , Small business

Title: Booker T. Whatley's handbook on how to make $100,000 farming 25 acres : with special plans for prospering on 10 to 200 acres
Author: Booker T. Whatley
Contributors: Edited by George DeVault and the editors of The New Farm
Second Author:
Published: Emmaus , PA : Regenerative agriculture , c1987
Series:

Summary: The author's plan explains how build a guaranteed market for all your crops, enjoy year round cash flow and full employment, and eliminate middle men. Also covered are where to locate your farm, what to grow and adding value, pest control, and farm equipment information.

ISBN: 0913107093
Call Number: 82.2 WHA
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Small farms

Title: Cottage industries
Author: Valerie Porter
Published: Shrewsbury, England : Swan Hill Press , 1992

Summary: The main aim of this book is to suggest how smallholders and gardeners can add value to their produce by creating an end product from it. There is overview coverage of wood products and crafts, basketry and thatch, remedies, cosmetics, decorations and other uses of flowers and herbs, distilled beverages, baked goods, honey, cheese and other processed foods, tanning and leather, rope, spinning, weaving and other uses of plant and animal fibers, and an appendix of dye plants.

ISBN: 1853101656
Call Number: 86 POR
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Dyes and dyeing , Food processing , Handicrafts

Title: Farming alternatives : a guide to evaluating the feasibility of new farm-based enterprises
Author: Nancy Grudens Schuck ... [et. al.]
Published: Ithaca, NY : Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service , 1998
Series: Small farm series

Summary: This guide is written for individuals and families interested in developing a new farm-based enterprise. Chapters cover personal and family considerations, identifying alternative enterprises, marketing, production, profitability, financial feasibility, making a decision and sources of information.

ISBN: 093581714X
Call Number: 83.1 FAR
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Family farms , New businesses planning

Title: Greenbook
Contributors: Edited by Wayne Monsen (1996). Edited by Prescott Bergh (1997-1999). Compiled by the Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program staff (1997-2000).
Published: St. Paul, MN : Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture , 1996-

Summary: The annual report of the Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program (ESAP), the Greenbook provides information about ESAP programs, and ESAP funded on-farm demonstration activities and findings as well as introductory essays on a variety of topics related to sustainable agriculture. The submissions are grouped into general categories-- alternative crops, cropping systems and soil fertility, fruits and vegetables, livestock systems and whole farm systems. Earlier ESAP activities focused on the environmental and economic aspects of farming. More recently, ESAP activities explore the impacts of farming both on and off the farm, in watersheds, and in local and international markets, and how sustainable agriculture affects communities and ecosystems. Greenbook '96 : leading the way : sustainable agriculture in Minnesota, Greenbook '97 : tools for success, Greenbook '98 : a diversity of tools, Greenbook '99 : a decade of tools, Greenbook 2000 : marketing sustainable agriculture.

Call Number: 50.9 GRE
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Crop production , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Fertility , Fruits , Livestock , On-farm research , Sustainable agriculture , Vegetables

Title: How to earn extra money in the country : a country living resources guide
Author: Ken Scharabok
Published: Waverly, TN : 1996-

Summary: This book emphasizes the possibilities of products and servicesw hich can provide supplemental income and contains a three page listing of potential opportunities.

Call Number: 80.13 SCH
Subjects: Agribusiness , Alternative enterprises , Homesteading , Self-sufficiency , Sustainable living

Title: Income distribution comparison of farms with innovative activities : a probabilistic approach
Contributors: Ramu Govindasamy, Aruna Pingali, Ferdaus Hossain
Published: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Cooperative Extension , Jan. 1998

Summary: The study examines the income-generating potential of the non-conventional farm-related activities that have been adopted by New Jersey farmers. Results of the study indicate the advantage of direct marketing over wholesale, and that farms in urban and suburban areas may benefit from the adoption of non-conventional activities such as developing value-added organic products and floriculture facilities and providing picnic areas, petting zoos, farm tours and festivals.

Call Number: 82 INC
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Farm income , Marketing direct to consumers , Marketing research

Title: Kentucky farms and markets : emerging policy opportunities
Author: James V. Worstell
Published: Frankfort, KY : Office of Environmental Outreach, Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture

Summary: This report discusses the need to develop agricultural policy in Kentucky that supports sustainable marketing opportunities, sustainable development, and locally owned value-added enterprises. It provides summaries of examples of programs from other states and contact information for those programs.

Call Number: 80.61 WOR
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Government policy and programs , Marketing , Rural development , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development , Value-added

Title: Making your small farm profitable
Author: Ron Macher
Published: North Adams , MA : Storey Books , c1999

Summary: This book explains how to exploit lucrative niche markets that others overlook, plan for optimal farm efficiency, determine equipment requirements and estimate machinery costs, compare costs against profit for common vegetables and livestock, and sell products in many different ways. There are major sections on getting started, principles of farming, planning and marketing, and management.

ISBN: 1580171613
Call Number: 82 MAC
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Beginning farming , Farm management and decision making , Marketing , Small farms

Title: Metrofarm : the guide to growing for big profit on a small parcel of land
Author: Michael Olson
Published: Santa Cruz, CA : TS Books , 1994

Summary: Given that small farming operations located in or near cities can be very profitable this book presents the technologies used by space-intensive farmers from around the world, and includes chapter length conversations with successful metrofarmers. Topics include understanding agriculture and agribusiness, developing a metrofarm strategy, surveying the market, evaluating and controlling land, selecting crops, organizing a business, establishing production, and marketing.

ISBN: 0963787608
Call Number: 57 OLS
Subjects: Agribusiness , Alternative enterprises , Crop production , Farm management and decision making , Land use , Market surveys , Marketing , Marketing direct to consumers , New businesses planning , Small farms

Title: Native plants of commercial importance : the nomadic life of the professional forager
Author: Richard Alan Miller
Contributors: Edited by Scott Crawford
Published: Grants Pass, OR : OAK, Inc. , c1988

Summary: A look at how to supplement rural incomes by the harvest of native plants from the region. The book describes wild plants used in the medicinal, cosmetic, food and floral industries and other forest products.

Call Number: 66.6 MIL
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Forest products , Herbs, marketing , Native wild plants

Title: On-farm processing : a handbook for producers
Author: Patricia G. Davidson
Contributors: In partnership with the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Published: Ottawa, ONT : Canadian Farm Business Management Council , c1994

Summary: Drawing on previous extension publications in Canada and the United States, this handbook provides broad guidelines for the processing of food and other farm products to add value and increase returns. There are sections on regulations, planning for marketing and production, packaging and labeling, advertising and promotion, and personnel and financial management.

ISBN: 0772622647
Call Number: 86 DAV
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Entrepreneurship , Management , New businesses planning

Title: Proceedings : alternative farm income opportunities conference, March 6 & 7, 1987
Published: Urbana, IL : Cooperative Extension Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , 1987?

Summary: The conference presentations cover a wide variety of alternative enterprises such as crawfish farming, game birds, asparagus, ginseng, fur animals, mail-order, lease hunting and fee fishing, bed and breakfast, maple syrup and many more.

Call Number: 83.5 PRO
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Business, rural

Title: The small commercial garden : how to make $10,000 a year in your backyard
Author: Dan Haakenson
Published: Bismarck, ND : DakotaOak , 1998, c1995 2nd ed.

Summary: The first and second chapters provide background for commercial gardening. Subsequent chapters cover marketing, commercial design, planning, transplants, growing, harvesting, and recommended crops.

ISBN: 0964286114
Call Number: 62.08 HAA
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Market gardening , Vegetable gardening , Vegetables , Vegetables, marketing

Title: You can farm : the entrepreneur's guide to start and succeed in a farm enterprise
Author: Joe Salatin
Contributors:
Second Author:
Published: Swoope, VA : Polyface Inc. , c1998 1st ed.
Series:

Summary: This book is especially intended for those who are thinking about starting a full-time farming enterprise. Major sections include developing a vision and advocacy for alternative agriculture, assessing ideas for farm enterprises, first steps such as acquiring land and necessities for production, developing a farming model, and marketing.

ISBN: 0963810928
Call Number: 82.1 SAL
Subjects: Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Alternative enterprises , Beginning farming , Entrepreneurship

BOOKLETS

Title: Agritoursim and nature tourism in California : a how-to manual for farmers abd ranchers
Author: Diana Keith
Contributors: Small Farm Center
Second Author: Roger Ingram, Robin Kozloff, Ellie Rilla, Marcie Rozenweig
Published: Davis, CA : Small Farm Center , c2002

Summary: This book takes farmers and ranchers through the steps of establishing a agritourism enterprise and helps them determine their tourism potential.

Call Number: 83.5 KEI
Subjects: Agritourism , Alternative enterprises

Title: Alternative enterprises : rural and urban perspective
Author: Robert L. Tjaden
Contributors: Editors, William N. Grafton, Anthony Ferrise
Second Author: Anthony G. Hankins
Published: Morgantown, WV : West Virginia University Extension Service , 1990?
Series: Natural resources management and income opportunity series

Summary: This publication consists of two papers. One paper relates the different business opportunities that arise on private forestlands as a result of increasing urbanization. The second paper discusses the use of small woodlots and acreages of open land to grow or gather medicinal herbs such as ginseng and golden seal, shitake mushrooms, flowers for crafts and other specialty crops. R.D. issue no. 749.

Call Number: 83.5 TJA
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Business, rural , Herbs, medicinal , Woodlots

Title: Alternative enterprises : regional perspective
Author: David W. Gross
Contributors: Editors, William N. Grafton, Anthony Ferrise
Published: Morgantown, WV : West Virginia University Extension Service , 1990?
Series: Natural resources management and income opportunity series

Summary: Drawing on the work of the Farming Alternatives Project at Cornell University, the paper in this publication explores how one goes about answering important questions that need to be resolved when forming an alternative farming enterprise. R.D. issue no. 748.

Call Number: 82.1 GRO
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Beginning farming

Title: Alternative enterprises for farm & forest : surface mined lands
Author: Carl E. Zipper
Contributors: Editors, William N. Grafton, Anthony Ferrise
Second Author: Jeff Skousen
Published: Morgantown, WV : West Virginia University Extension Service , 1990?
Series: Natural resource management and income opportunity series

Summary: The paper included in this publication explores how reclaimed surface-mined lands can be adapted to other economic uses, such as livestock forage, christmas trees, pine timber, and residential, commerical or industrial development. R.D. issue no. 764.

ISBN:
Call Number: 83.5 ALT
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Forest products , Land use , Rural development

Title: Alternative enterprises for farm & forest : risk recreation
Author: Steven J. Hollenhorst
Contributors: Editors, William N. Grafton, Anthony Ferrise
Published: Morgantown, WV : West Virginia University Extension Service , 1990?
Series: Natural resources management and income opportunity series

Summary: The article in this issue discusses risk recreation. The growing popularity of recreational experiences that pose elements of real or perceived physical danger (rock climbing, river rafting, etc.) suggests income potential for private landowners. R.D. issue no. 765.

Call Number: 83.5 HOL
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Outdoor recreation

Title: Fee fishing as an economic alternative for small farms
Author: Charles E. Cichra
Second Author: Lili T. Carpenter
Published: Mississippi State, MS : Southern Rural Development Center , 1989
Series: SRDC series no. 116

Summary: Fishing pressure on public waters in increasing and fee fishing may be a cost efficient alternative for small farmers who are looking to enhance the profitability of their farms. This study was undertaken to determine the regional importance of fee fishing in the southeastern U.S., determine the demographic background of users of fee fishing facilities, determine what types of services are being offered by such facilities and what services are desireable to their users, and to determine where fee fishing operations should be located and what types of services should be offered.

Call Number: 59.1 CIC
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Fee fishing , Small farms

Title: Fish and wildlife management : aquaculture and fishing
Author: Brian L. Nerrie
Contributors: Editors, William N. Grafton, Anthony Ferrise
Second Author: Jack Kiely
Published: Morgantown, WV : West Virgina University Extension Service , 1990?
Series: Natural resources management and income opportunity series

Summary: The two articles examine options for aquaculture and fishing enterprises, including a detailed description of channel catfish cage culture, brief descriptions of trout and crawfish operations, and fee fishing operations. R.D. issue no. 751.

Call Number: 59 NER
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Aquaculture , Aquaculture, cage culture , Fee fishing

Title: Horticultural innovators : case studies of seven entrepreneurial growers in New York
Contributors: Duncan Hilchey ... [et. al.]
Published: Ithaca, NY : Farming Alternatives Program, Dept. of Rural Sociology, Cornell University , c1996
Series: New agriculture series

Summary: This publication includes case studies of cut-flower operations, specialty vegetable crops, orchards and a nursery. The purpose is to share these stories of agricultural innovation and entrepreneurship as examples of the opportunities and challenges facing farm businesses in the Northeast.

Call Number: 61.08 HOR
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Flowers, cut , Nursery , Orchards , Vegetables, specialty

Title: Innovative rural enterprises
Contributors: Kelso L. Wessel, Debra Britton, Rebecca Boerger
Published: Columbus, OH : Farm Income Enhancement Program, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Ohio State University , 1991

Summary: This publication is an alphabetical arrangement of alternative rural enterprise topics. A brief summary is given about the different publications or articles under each topic. A list of the articles and their page lengths follow each summary.

Call Number: 83.5 INN
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Business, rural

Title: Marketing sustainable agriculture : case studies and analysis from Europe
Contributors: Edited by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Published: Minneapolis, MN : Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Environment and Agriculture Program , 1999?

Summary: This publication stems from the Marketing Sustainable Agriculture Tour and Symposium held in 1998. It contains many examples of innovative marketing initiatives from England, France, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Many of the projects reported here aim to stimulate or rebuild local markets for regional food, especially by incorporating aspects of ecology, animal welfare, traceability and food safety. Also featured are some successful examples of retailers who differentiate their products with green marketing, and many case studies of farmers and community groups organizing themselves to take greater control of the food marketing chain.

Call Number: 85 MAR
Subjects: Activism , Alternative enterprises , Green products , Marketing , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Missouri aqauaculture environmental and regulatory guide : a guide to regulatory compliance, sources of information and assistance and answers to environmental questions for aqauaculture businesses in Missouri
Contributors: Missouri department of natural resources
Published: Jefferson City, MO : Missouri department of natural resources

Call Number: 59 MIS
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Aquaculture , Environmental degradation , Environmental protection

Title: New industrial uses, new markets for U.S. crops : status of technology and commercial adoption
Contributors: Prepared by Jonathan Harsch for U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research Service, Office of Agricultural Materials
Published: [Washington, D.C.] : Cooperative State Research Service , August, 1993

Summary: This publication briefly describes the current status and future potential of bio-based materials, and highlights the opportunities for private-public partnerships in developing and commercializing new products from agricultural commodities. There are sections on castor and lesquerella, corn, crambe and industrial rapeseed, dairy products, biodiesel, ethanol, forest products, guayule, jojoba, kenaf, livestock byproducts, milkweed, polymers from crops, soybeans, taxol and other pharmaceuticals, and wheat. There is a list of contacts at the end of each section.

Call Number: 86 NEW
Subjects: Agribusiness , Alternative enterprises , Specialty crops

Title: New industrial uses, new markets for U.S. crops : status of technology and commercial adoption
Contributors: Prepared for the USDA by Hudson and Harsch, Maumee, Ohio, October, 1992
Published: Washington , D.C.? : [Cooperative State Research Service] , October, 1992

Summary: This publication was prepared for the Biobased Products Expo 92 in St. Louis, Missouri, Oct. 6-9. There are sections on castor and lesquerella, corn, crambe and industrial rapeseed, dairy products, biodiesel, ethanol, forest products, guayule, jojoba, kenaf, livestock byproducts, milkweed, polymers from crops, soybeans, soybeans, taxol and other pharmaceuticals, and wheat.

Call Number: 86 NEW
Subjects: Agribusiness , Alternative enterprises

Title: Pastured poultry : a Heifer Project International case study booklet
Author: Anne Fanatico
Published: Little Rock, AR : Heifer Project International ; Fayetteville, AR : National Center for Appropriate Technology , 1999

Summary: This booklet summarizes the experiences of Southern farm families who took up the raising of pastured poultry as a farm enterprise.

Call Number: 74.1 FAN
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Chickens , Chickens, free-range, pastured, organic , Poultry, pastured

Title: Producers' experiences : deer hunting, tree farming, operating a hunting lodge, back roads adventures
Contributors: Authors, Ronnie E. Brenneman ... [et. al.] ; editors, William N. Grafton, Anthony Ferrise
Published: Morgantown, WV : West Virgina University Extension Service , 1990?
Series: Natural resources management and income opportunity series

Summary: The papers describe four examples of rural enterprises; fee hunting for deer, a tree farm being managed for firewood, hunting, and wildlife habitat, a hunting lodge, and a tour business that provides tourists with experiences related to traditional culture and crafts in rural West Virginia. R.D. issue no. 769.

Call Number: 83.5 PRO
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Business, rural , Fee and lease hunting , Forest management , Handicrafts , Outdoor recreation , Wildlife

Title: Research issues related to recreational access
Author: Lawrence W. Libby
Contributors: Editors, William N. Grafton, Anthony Ferrise
Published: Morgantown, WV : West Virgina University Extension Service , 1990?
Series: Natural resources management and income opportunity series

Summary: The paper in this issue seeks to clarify the information needs decision makers have for making informed choices about income opportunities from public recreational access to private lands. R.D. issue no. 747.

Call Number: 83.5 LIB
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Outdoor recreation

VIDEOS

Title: Alternative enterprises
Published: Stillwater, OK : Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, Oklahoma State University

Publishers Number: TC 43
Call Number: 83 ALT
Subjects: Alternative enterprises

Title: Farming alternatives : innovations on Northeast farms
Contributors: Produced by Nancy Grudens-Schuck
Published: Ithaca, NY : Farming Alternatives Project, Cornell University

Publishers Number: NRAES-28
Call Number: 82.6 FAR
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Alternative enterprises , Farm profiles, demonstration farms

AUDIOCASSETTES

Title: 1998 Acres U.S.A. Conference : building a specialty crop farm plan that works
Author: Richard Alan Miller
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres U.S.A. , 1998

Summary: This presentation discusses how to create a profitable herb growing business based on market trends.

Publishers Number: 2302A, 2302B
Call Number: 85 MIL
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Economic forecasting , Herbs , Herbs, marketing , Herbs, medicinal , New businesses planning , Specialty crops

Title: 1999 Acres U.S.A. Conference : advertising & promoting your farm enterprise
Author: Michael Olson
Published: Austin, TX : Acres, U.S.A. , 1999

Publishers Number: 2361
Call Number: 84.8 OLS
Subjects: Advertising , Alternative enterprises

Title: Decision making and enterprise planning program : updated version
Author: John O'Sullivan
Published: Greensboro, NC : North Carolina A & T State University

Summary: Advice on evaluating the feasibility of and preparing for a new farm-based enterprise.

Call Number: 83.1 OSU
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Farm management and decision making , New businesses planning


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