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Alternative Income Enterprises - Resource List

Author: 
Jonathan S. Kays

If you are a Maryland landowner who wants to generate income from your woodland or farmland while maintaining the long-term conserveation of the property, conside starting an alternative income enterprise that utilizes your natural resources. Many alternative enterprises begin as hobbies and evolve into businesses after the owner gains knowledge about marketing, production, and profitability. They differ from traditional farm and forest enterprises in that they usually center on value-added or specialty products or services.

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