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Written by Neith Little, Kim Rush Lynch, Dale Johnson, Nicole Cook, and Ginger Myers

Urban Ag home | Table of contents

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Does any of this sound familiar
What is urban agriculture
What is the definition of “urban agriculture”?
What is the definition of “urban”? 
What does urban agriculture look like?
Literature cited   

What does success look like for you? Setting goals for your urban farm


Chapter 1: Urban production systems

Production systems

Production topics to learn more about

Literature cited


Chapter 2: Economic assessment and risk management

Using an income statement to calculate and project profit

What is cash flow?

Additional resources and literature cited


Chapter 3: Marketing challenges and opportunities

Moving from producer to marketer—do what you enjoy

1. Define your product

2. Price

3. Place

4. Promotion

Additional resources and literature cited


Chapter 4: Managing legal risks to grow your urban farm


Land access, zoning, and permitting

Production, handling, and distribution

Taxes and related legal issues


Bonus reading

Additional resources and literature cited

Chapter 5:The human element: rights and responsibilities, safety and stress

Physical health and safety
Mental health and stress management
Health insurance
Employees and volunteers

Customers, protecting their safety and your liability
Neighbor and community engagement

Transition planning
Additional resources and literature cited
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