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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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Table of Contents

Title page
Acknowledgements
Statement
Table of Contents

Introduction

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

Summary
Literature cited

 

Chapter 2: Economic assessment and risk management

Using an income statement to calculate and project profit

What is cash flow?

Summary
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

Summary
Additional resources and literature cited

 

Chapter 4: Managing legal risks to grow your urban farm

Introduction

Land access, zoning, and permitting

Production, handling, and distribution

Taxes and related legal issues

Insurance

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
Summary
Additional resources and literature cited
Back cover

 

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