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Which markets fit your operation?

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Producers must learn how to combine different market outlets that suit their production cycles in order to maximize profits. To do that, careful evaluation of what buyers want/need before making production decisions can help producers decide which market outlets...

Direct marketing alternatives

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 4: Roadside stands can be convenient for both producers and customers. But be sure to check local zoning and permitting rules. Photo by Edwin Remsberg, © University of Maryland—AGNR Image Library Using a direct marketing outlet allows growers to capture the...

2019 USDA Direct Marketing Summit

USDA Direct Marketing Summit, Chicago, IL.
Master Marketing - October 2019 Earlier this month I attended the 2019 USDA Direct Marketing Summit held in Chicago, IL. I had the opportunity to display one of the 22 poster presentations featured at the summit. My poster featured the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center’s Website, its...

Moving from producer to marketer— do what you enjoy

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 2: It takes a team to make any business successful. No one person has all the skills needed! Photo by Edwin Remsberg, © University of Maryland—AGNR Image Library While your marketing efforts are still in the growing stages, develop a marketing perspective...

Urban Farmer Field School: Mastering Marketing

Wednesday, Sep. 12, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
EcoCity Farm
Urban Farmer Field School series This summer, join University of Maryland Extension on urban farms in Prince George's County and Baltimore City. Each Urban Farmer Field School in the series will cover a different topic, but every Field School will provide you the opportunity to learn in a hands-on...

Emerging Models for Direct-to-Consumer Marketing

Business planning - graph and marketing plan
Mastering Marketing - June 2018 “You never change things by fighting an existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller I ran across this quote in my morning reading just before going into a meeting with some of the University of...

Digital Direct Marketing Tips for 2016 - Make It a Great Sales Year

Box of fresh farm raised vegetables
MASTERING MARKETING - JANUARY 2016 Whether you’re selling raw or value-added farm products, breeding stock, agritourism experiences, or business services, the start of a new year is a good time to develop your digital marketing “action tools”. There’s lots of buzz words or phrases surrounding...

11th Annual Small Farm Conference

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:00pm to Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:00pm
Richard A. Henson Center
Come and learn about: soil health, 43,560 Project, aquaculture systems, direct marketing opportunities, growing frresh market potatoes, appropriately scaled farm equipment, and much more! There will be seminars for new and beginning farmers, youth programs, youth activities and exhibitors. Partners...
Topics in this issue include: • Food for Profit Classes Held Around the State • Marketing Do’s and Don’ts, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly • The Maryland Rural Enterprise Development (MREDC) ‐ New...More info
Market Peaches
The website www.princegeorgesfarmfun.com – developed to support and promote local farms, farmers markets and agricultural heritage sites – launches today to help both local residents and visitors...

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