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Selecting evaluating suitable farm ranch enterprises for individuals with limitations

Selecting & Evaluating Suitable Farm/Ranch Enterprises for Individuals with Limitations


Richard j brzozowski extension educator agriculture richard brzozowski@maine edu 207 791 7155

Richard J. Brzozowski

Extension Educator – Agriculture

[email protected]

207-791-7155


An analogy

An Analogy

  • How is a choosing a meal from a restaurant menu like . . .

    selecting a farm enterprise?


Prioritizing your drivers

Prioritizing your drivers

What is the order of importance to you?


Considering an enterprise by type

Considering an Enterprise by Type

  • Animal-based

  • Plant-based

  • Service-based

  • Value-added


Considering an enterprise by size scale of operation

Considering an Enterprise by Size & Scale of Operation


Considering an enterprise by work load type of work

Considering an Enterprise by Work Load & Type of Work

  • Physical work / Manual labor

    • Hours/day

    • Degree of strain

  • Machine work

    • Tractors, equipment, labor saving tools

  • Thinking work

    • Using your knowledge, solving problems, managing people or resources, etc.


Considering an enterprise by resources needed

Considering an Enterprise by Resources Needed

  • Land & Soil

  • Water

  • Equipment

  • Facilities

  • Labor

  • Start-up cash


Considering an enterprise by production cycle

Considering an Enterprise byProduction Cycle

  • How long will it take from start to finish (harvest) for each “crop”?

    • Weeks

    • Months

    • More than one year

    • Perennial


Considering an enterprise by potential income

Considering an Enterprise by Potential Income

  • Short term

  • Long term

  • Seasonal or Year-round

  • Daily

  • Targeted income


Considering an enterprise by likes dislikes

Considering an Enterprise by Likes & Dislikes

  • Enjoyment

  • Rewards


Identifying the risks beyond your control

Identifying the Risks. . . beyond your control

  • What are the risks?

  • How much am I risking?

  • How important is timing?

  • Other . . .


Spreading or reducing the risks

Spreading or Reducing the Risks

  • Having more than one enterprise

  • Have more than 1 market outlet

  • Start off small (and expand with success)

  • Select a “sure bet” enterprise


Considering an enterprise by demand on limitations

Considering an Enterprise byDemand on Limitations

  • Identifying abilities & limitations

  • Identifying demands of the enterprise

    • When?

    • What?

    • How?

  • Addressing the demands

    • Hired labor or others

    • Machinery or equipment

    • Assistive technology


Possible sources for informational assistance

Possible Sources for Informational Assistance

  • Cooperative Extension

  • USDA

  • Small Business Development Center

  • ATTRA

  • Non-Government Organizations

  • Other farmers/experts


Other possible resources

Other Possible Resources

  • Agencies

  • Printed materials

  • Web sites

  • Videos


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