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Selecting & Evaluating Suitable Farm/Ranch Enterprises for Individuals with Limitations. Richard J. Brzozowski Extension Educator – Agriculture [email protected] 207-791-7155. An Analogy. How is a choosing a meal from a restaurant menu like . . . selecting a farm enterprise?.

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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 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
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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