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An agri-tourism enterprise is a farm that diversifies into selling not just farm products but farm experiences directly to consumers. The list of experiences that farms are offering is very diverse, ranging from pick-your-own operations and wineries that have been around for decades to retail stores, on-farm restaurants, farm folks schools and weddings.

Pick Your Own Farm And Retail Store

Pick Your Own Farm With a Retail Store Business Model Optimization Report

12 page Paid report with proforma financials by Edible-Alpha®

This report provides everything you need to successfully launch and finance a profitable pick your own farm with a retail store, including proforma financial statements and best practices in business strategy, business structure, the regulatory environment, sales/marketing, operations and quality assurance, financial benchmarks and capital structure.
Pick Your Own Farm

Pick Your Own Farm Business Model Optimization Report

9 page Paid report with proforma financials by Edible-Alpha®

This report provides everything you need to successfully launch and finance a profitable pick your own farm operation, including proforma financial statements and best practices in business strategy, business structure, the regulatory environment, sales/marketing, operations and quality assurance, financial benchmarks and capital structure.
On-Farm Weddings

On-Farm Weddings Business Model Optimization Report

9 page Paid report with proforma financials by Edible-Alpha®

This report provides everything you need to successfully launch and finance a profitable on-farm weddings business, including proforma financial statements and best practices in business strategy, business structure, the regulatory environment, sales/marketing, operations/quality assurance, financial benchmarks and capital structure.

Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirt – Creating a Diversified Agritourism Business

1 hour Free podcast by Edible-Alpha®

In Edible-Alpha® podcast #56, Tera speaks with Mary Ann Bellazzini from Campo Di Bella winery, farm and farm-to-table restaurant. Campo Di Bella is a...

Podcast about Business Models for businesses that are Growing and Scaling | Startups

“Rolling Up Your Sleeves” – How KTC Does Effective Food Business Consulting

1 hour of Free audio by Edible-Alpha®

The heart of Kitchen Table Consultants' work is one-on-one coaching with food and farm clients, but as their work has grown they have started helping other organizations provide better technical assistance. Rather than just make plans or recommendations for clients, it is critically important to their firm’s mission and values that they “roll up their sleeves” alongside the clients to help them implement their recommendations.

Podcast about Operations for businesses that are Startups | Growing and Scaling

Old Fort Market Gardens

The Farmer Education Continuum In The Colorado Mountains

55 minutes of Free audio by Edible-Alpha®

The Old Fort at Hesperus' team sees farming education as a continuum where different people are best served by discreet programs, depending on their interests and stage of development. Their sustainable agriculture program includes an educational garden internship, a farmer-in-training program, and market garden incubator.

Podcast about Business Models for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Host Safer, More Legally Secure On-Farm Events

19 pages of Free report content by Farm Commons

Events are a wonderful way for farmers to deepen their connection with customers. To meet these goals, farmers must make sure that hosting events does not expose the farmer to greater legal liability. If things go wrong, on-farm events can be create tremendous legal problems.

Books or Guide about Operations for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

Calculating Your Cash Flow

Cash Flow Basics (For Farmers)

11 minute Free read by Compeer Financial

Tight cash flow can be challenging, even for the most experienced grower. For a beginning farmer, however, a cash flow crunch can quickly become a disaster. An annual cash flow projection is a very useful tool for a farm. You plot out on a month-by-month basis when cash income will be received and when cash expenses will need to be paid.

Article about Operations for businesses that are Pre-Venture | Startups

Pick Your Own

A Farmer’s Guide To A Pick-Your-Own Operation

28 pages of Free report content by University of Tennessee Extension

Producers interested in a Pick Your Own (PYO) farming business model should analyze whether or not market potential exists before developing the enterprise. Farmers should conduct a market analysis to determine if a potentially profitable market exists for their PYO.

Books or Guide about Business Models for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

On-Farm Weddings

Entertainment Farming and Agri-Tourism

16 pages of Free report content by NCAT/ATTRA

Small diversified farms are ideally suited to agri-entertainment. The chief qualification for the rural landowner who expects to make a living from the land through agri-tourism is the desire and the ability to cater to tourists and meet their expectations of a farm visit.

Books or Guide about Business Models for businesses that are Growing and Scaling

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