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This article is the first of two publications that analyzes economic opportunities in forest farming for Indiana forest plantation owners. This study explores growing hops along the fence lines of newly established fo  More...

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This publication includes two downloadable files: the simulation manual and the Instructor guide. Be sure to download both.

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The 129-page guide makes the task of identifying the requirements for new businesses easier, It serves as a comprehensive checklist that identifies the regulatory requirements that must be satisfied in order to operate a  More...
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The "Indiana Agricultural Statistics" app has information about Indiana's entire agricultural industry. This publication satisfies the growing need for accurate, reliable and unbiased information and data. The data i  More...
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This PDF is a sample point-of-sale (POD) sign that includes a QR code for snap beans. It can be used in a farmers' market or grocery store to link consumers to the FoodLink website where they will find nutritional inform  More...
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The Purdue Agribusiness Management Simulation: African Version, designed to be used in agribusiness management courses in African countries, lets students run a virtual feed and fertilizer store in order to learn abou  More...

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The Purdue Agribusiness Management Simulation, designed to be used in agribusiness management courses, lets students run a virtual feed and fertilizer store in order to learn about inventory, pricing, human resources,  More...

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Communicating effectively as a salesperson isn't about just knowing the benefits of your product. It's about understanding what a customer wants. Supported by research from the Large Commercial Producer Survey, professor  More...

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Your farm customers are facing a future that is less prosperous than it has been, and that's something you need to understand in order to best serve them. In this online webinar, professor Mike Boehlje shares the perspec  More...

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Allan Gray, professor and director of Purdue's Center for Food and Agricultural Business, talks with two farmers in this online webinar to explore the needs, desires and motivations of today's large commercial producers.  More...

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Join faculty experts Allan Gray, Mike Boehlje and Scott Downey for this online webinar as they address critical issues in agriculture: where the industry is headed, what large growers want and need and how to best commun  More...

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In 2009, the Indiana General Assembly created a unique opportunity for individuals to produce products out of their home kitchens under the home-based vendor exemption. However, there are limitations to the rule that pro  More...

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In 2009, the Indiana General Assembly created a unique opportunity for individuals to produce products out of their home kitchens under the home-based vendor exemption. However, there are limitations to the rule that pro  More...

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In 2009, the Indiana General Assembly created a unique opportunity for individuals to produce products out of their home kitchens under the home-based vendor exemption. However, there are limitations to the rule that pro  More...

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En 2009, Indiana estableció la excepción conocida como HBV (home-based vendor) para quienes quieren usar la cocina de su casa para preparar alimentos para la venta. Esta publicación explica qué alimen  More...
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La mayorí a de los productos elaborados por emprendedores alimentarios deben ser preparados en una cocina aprobada, tal como una cocina comercial, a fin de cumplir con las regulaciones estatales y federales sobre el  More...
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Es necesario conocer y comprender las regulaciones alimentarias antes de iniciar un negocio de comida. Esto puede involucrar a varias agencias del gobierno, dependiendo del tipo de comida, de cómo sea elaborada o pr  More...
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Esta publicación ofrece a quienes inicien un emprendimiento con alimentos un panorama básico de las diferentes técnicas de conservación de comida, que incluye refrigeración, secado, pasteurizaci&  More...
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Esta publicación ofrece un panorama de los requisitos necesarios para producir y etiquetar un alimento como orgánico para la venta. Incluye información sobre el Programa Orgánico Nacional del Departam  More...
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From yesterday's gingham girls to today's Farmer Janes, The Midwest Farmer's Daughter unearths the untold history and renewed cultural currency of an American icon at a time when fully 30 percent of new farms in t  More...

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How do you turn your dreams into reality? How do you make things happen for you, rather than let things happen to you? "Don't be humble about who you are and what you are capable of. Stand tall and stand out. Be known. B  More...

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It is necessary to know and understand food regulations before starting a food business. Several governmental agencies may be involved, depending on the type of food, how it is prepared or produced, and where it is to be  More...
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Most products prepared by food entrepreneurs must be prepared in an approved kitchen facility, such as a commercial kitchen, in order to meet state and federal food-processing regulations. This publication explains what  More...
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This publication provides an overview of the requirements for producing and labeling an organic food product for sale. It includes information about the National Organic Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture as w  More...
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This publication provides food entrepreneurs with a basic overview of various food preservation techniques, including refrigeration, drying, pasteurization, thermal processing, and acidifying, including fermentation. It  More...
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This full-color, soft-cover book brings together a lifetime of sawmill experience and technical training to help readers solve lumber manufacturing problems and save money. It includes chapters on wood quality and charac  More...

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In 2009, Indiana established the "home-based" vendor exemption for food entrepreneurs who wish to use their home kitchens to prepare food for sale. This publication explains which foods qualify for this type of productio  More...
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This 12-page publication helps business owners and entrepreneurs take the steps necessary to develop and deliver effective elevator pitches to showcase their businesses in two minutes or less. Included are two examples a  More...
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This publication explains how to estimate breakeven sales for your business to help you set goals concerning the sales volume you will need to for your small business to be profitable.

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This publication explains the seven elements of a business plan, which should be the cornerstone of a small business. It also includes descriptions of common business plan errors.

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This publication helps new entrepreneurs determine how a new venture will fit with their personal and business goals. It uses the example of a new bakery start-up to illustrate the concepts discussed.

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Based on extensive interviews and archival research, this book traces the career of Orville Redenbacher, the "popcorn king," from his agricultural studies at Purdue University to his emergence as an American advertising  More...

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When Every Day Is Saturday is a how-to book (146 pages) to plan for a happy, meaningful retirement. The Grace Retirement Inventory sets a fast opening pace and prompts thoughtful, focused questions about retire  More...

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8-page publication to help farm business managers make strategic decisions in seven areas: business enterprise focus, growth/downsizing, marketing and channel linkages, financial structure and business model, organizatio  More...
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4-page publication explining how farmers' market masters, vendors, and roadside stands can use the Women, Infants and children (WIC) Program.  More...
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Federal regulations, phased in from 1998 until 2000, require all large, small, and very small meat and poultry processors to implement a HACCP plan. This fact sheet explains the benefits of HACCP, presents an overview t  More...
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A small meat processor must understand the basic principles behind Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and how to comply with them. For meat and poultry processors, S  More...
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Basic pest control in the food processing plant is an essential prerequisite food safety program. Unfortunately, many processors have never estalished a systematic, organized approach toward a pest control program. Thi  More...
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For the very small meat and/or poultry processor, verification procedures are one of the most difficult aspects of a HACCP plan, a sanitation program, or other required programs. This fact sheet explains the parts of ve  More...
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Recall of an adulterated food product can be a very traumatic and trying experience for a small meat or poultry processor. Preparation beforehand can make the difference between a recall becoming a learning experience o  More...
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Accurate temperature measurement is critical for ensuring production of a safe and high quality meat or poultry product. Many of the microorganisms that cause foodborne disease may be eliminated by proper temperature re  More...
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Food Safety Regulations for Farmers' Markets 8-page publication that explains food safety regulations so that market masters and vendors can keep consumers safe at farmers' markets.  More...
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4-page publication explaining the steps necessary to start a farmer's market.  More...
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Reading about leadership is like walking through dense forest. The literature goes in so many different directions, a person can become lost. As a result, leadership studies struggles for academic credibility while it tr  More...

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12-page publication explaining two phases of project assessment: economic profitability and financial feasibility.  More...
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12-page publication explaining the four "P's" of marketing: Product, Price, Place, and Promotion. Includes a set of worksheets to help you tailor your marketing mix to your customers'.  More...
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12-page publication explaining the seven elements of a business plan. Includes descriptions of common business plan errors.  More...

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4-page publication describing 10 dangerous business planning assumptions that entrepreneurs can avoid once they are aware of them.  More...

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Starting a new business requires a lot of thought and time before even a cent is spent. This is a 4-page publication that helps you determine how a new venture will fit with your personal and business goals. It uses the  More...

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4-page publication explaining how to estimate breakeven sales for your business and conduct a sensitivity analysis relative to breakeven sales.  More...

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16-page publication explaining the components of effective job descriptions and providing a suggested format for a job description and a few examples to illustrate how completed job descriptions might look.  More...

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Consultants can help you implement a plan for solving problems, provide an outside perspective on your business, or fill short-term positions calling for highly specialized skills. This is a 4-page publication that provi  More...
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This 16-page publication describes the five forces that can influence an industry: bargaining power of suppliers, bargaining power of buyers, threat of new entrants, threat of substitutes, and rivalry among competitors.  More...
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Intellectual property rights, including patents and trademarks, can protect business innovations. This 6-page publication describes different forms of intellectual property rights and explains how to obtain them.  More...

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4-page publication explains five principles guiding the organizational structure of small businesses and describes three common organizational structures.  More...
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8-page publication provides an overview of the fresh-cut produce industry and of the melon industry in Indiana and discusses available opportunities for Indiana melon growers in the fresh-cut fruit indistry.  More...
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4-page publication identifying the factors that producers should evaluate when considering investment in producer alliances  More...
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8-page publication explaining the six sections of a contingency plan and how writing one can help you plan for the unexpected and combat human resources risk.  More...
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6-page publication explaining how to use goals to identify tasks critical to a business's success and set up a tracking system for accomplishing them.  More...
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12-page publication to help farm business managers develop effective vision and mission statements to help them gain a better understanding of themselves, their business, and the business environment in which they operat  More...
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12-page publication to help farm business managers identify the capabilities and competitive advantages of their farms.  More...
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12-page publication designed to help farm business managers with strategic planning to reach a desired future. Includes two helpful worksheets.  More...
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8-page publication designed to help farm business managers identify the important trends in agriculture that will affect their farm business. Includes a helpful worksheet.  More...
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Choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms often are part-time family businesses. With sometimes several members of a family involved, it can be difficult to record and place a value on the time and costs required to establish,  More...
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Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses brings the business planning process alive to help today's alternative and sustainable agriculture entrepren  More...

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This publication is a listing of Federal and Indiana state government agencies that regulate various activities involved in operating a landscape plant nursery.  More...
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This publication is a reference list of informative publications which can provide answers and guidance to the commercial nursery grower on topics from propagation to pest management.  More...
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This publication discusses starting in the nursery business, including what you'll need, developing a nursery business plan, selecting a specific nursery site, nursery design and space requirements, and labor and capit  More...
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This is a reference list of informative publications which can provide answers to many of the questions which arise when considering a new nursery business.  More...
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