Farming alternatives: a guide to evaluating the feasibility of new farm-based enterprises (NRAES 32)
Grudens-Schuck, N.; Knoblauch, W.; Green, J.; Saylor, M.
This publication was awarded a blue ribbon in the 1989 ASAE Educational Aids Competition. This book assists rural and farm residents who are considering alternative enterprises. The case study and workbook format helps in evaluating personal and family considerations, resources, market potential, production feasibility, profitability, cash flow, and all factors combined. The guidebook also offers research sources for enterprise ideas. Each chapter includes exercises, self-tests, checklists, and worksheets that allow the reader to analyze an enterprise idea.
Produced under the auspices of the Farming Alternatives Project at Cornell University, this 88 page publication (NRAES-32) was originally published by the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES, previously known as the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service), a multi-university program in the Northeast US disbanded in 2011. Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS) was subsequently formed to manage the NRAES catalog. Ceasing operations in 2018, PALS was a program of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. PALS assisted university faculty in publishing, marketing and distributing books for small farmers, gardeners, land owners, workshops, college courses, and consumers.
Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service (NRAES)
Farm Management; Agriculture; Supplementary Employment; Small-Scale Farming; Personal Finance
Previously Published As
Grudens-Schuck, N. (1988). Farming alternatives: a guide to evaluating the feasibility of new farm-based enterprises. Ithaca, NY: Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service.