A personal relationship with a bank is one of the most important business relationships that a small business owner has. Bankers play a vital role in helping small business owners obtain financing, receive financial advi More... Free Download
The Farm's Legacy: A Guidebook for Intra-Family Succession is a publication authored by the Purdue Succession Planning Team. This guidebook is a culmination of years of firsthand knowledge and expertise with farm familie More... Free Download
Turfgrass is a major specialty crop in the US. In the Midwest, production has been dominated by Kentucky bluegrass. This publication, the first in a forthcoming series, uses data from Indiana and Iowa to assess the econo More... Free Download
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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...
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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...
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...
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... Free Download
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... Free Download
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...
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... Free Download
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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... Free Download
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...
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... Free Download
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... Free Download