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Getting Started
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200 / 820-1An Introduction to the Fruit Wine Business in Alberta. Revised 2008. htmlpdf
200 / 830-1Commercial Cottage Wine Industry: Fruit Wine. 2006.htmlpdf
832-3How Much Money Do I Need? Funding Your Agricultural Business: Step 1.
2016. -NEW-
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832-4Where Can I Get Money? Funding Your Agricultural Business: Step 2.
2016. -NEW-
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832-5How Do I Get Money? Funding Your Agricultural Business: Step 3.
2016. -NEW-
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844-1Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations – General Legislation. 2014. htmlpdf
844-2Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations – Food Labels. 2014. htmlpdf
844-3Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations – Food Claims. 2014. htmlpdf
844-4Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations – Meat and Meat Products. 2014. htmlpdf
844-5Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations – Poultry and Poultry Products. 2014.htmlpdf
844-6Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations – Fruits, Vegetables and Products. 2014.htmlpdf
845-6Farm Direct Marketing for Rural Producers. Ag-Strategies. Revised 2013. htmlpdf
845-9Management Considerations in Agricultural Contracting. Ag Strategies. 2002.htmlpdf
845-10Managing Risk for Farm Direct and Ag Tourism Ventures. Ag Strategies. 2003.htmlpdf
845-11Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors. Revised 2012.htmlpdfebook
845-12Organic Agriculture: Getting Started. Revised 2013. htmlpdf
845-13Direct Marketing Meats...Getting Started. 2005.htmlpdf
845-14Value Chains for New Markets. 2010. htmlpdf
845-17Selling Local Food Directly to Foodservice and Hospitality. 2012. htmlpdfmobile
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CD 845-18Agri-food Value Chains - Global Links. 2006.
845-20Selling Local Food Directly to Institutions and Schools. 2013. htmlpdfmobile
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845-21Starting an Alberta Approved Farmers' Market. 2013. htmlpdfmobile
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845-22Promoting Your Alberta Approved Farmers' Market. 2013. htmlpdfmobile
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845-23Evaluating Your Alberta Approved Farmers' Market. 2013. htmlpdfmobile
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Marketing Channels
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200 / 820-1An Introduction to the Fruit Wine Business in Alberta. Revised 2008. htmlpdf
430 / 845-2Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Lambs at Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets. 2005.htmlpdf
812-21Community Supported Agriculture in Alberta. 2012. htmlpdfmobile
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843-1Best Practices Guidebook Food Hub Grower Manual. 2016. -NEW-htmlpdf
843-2Best Practices Guidebook Food Hub Vendor Manual. 2016. -NEW-htmlpdf
845-15Farmers' Market Decision Making Tool. 2012. pdfebook
845-17Selling Local Food Directly to Foodservice and Hospitality. 2012. htmlpdfmobile
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Product Information
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230 / 20-2Bush Fruit in Alberta. 1994.htmlpdf
230 / 20-3Beginning Berry Production. Revised 2016. -UPDATE- htmlpdf
230 / 821-1Strawberry Profits. Revised 2004.htmlpdf
230 / 830-1Commercial Strawberry/Raspberry Industry. Ag Ventures. 1998.htmlpdf
DVD 230/845-1Fruit: A Growing Industry in Alberta. DVD format. $20.00.purchase info
232 / 20-1Commercial Strawberry Production. $20.00purchase info
232 / 20-4Strawberries in Alberta. Revised 2012.htmlpdf
236 / 20-1Currants and Gooseberries in Alberta. Revised 2000.htmlpdf
237 / 20-1Raspberries in Alberta. Revised 2000.htmlpdf
238 / 20-1Saskatoons in Alberta. Revised 2012. htmlpdf
238 / 821-2Economics of Saskatoon Berry Production: A 10 Acre Enterprise. 2008.htmlpdf
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Vegetables
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250 / 830-1Fresh Vegetable Market Gardening Industry. Ag Ventures. Revised 2008. htmlpdf
250 / 830-2Commercial Greenhouse Vegetable Production. Ag Ventures. 2001.htmlpdf
254 / 20-2White Asparagus Production in Alberta. 2002.htmlpdf
821-59Economics of Production and Marketing of Greenhouse Crops in Alberta. 2010. Issued 2011.htmlpdf
200 / 74-1Garden-fresh Produce: Picking, Preserving and Preparing. $4.00purchase info
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Beef, Dairy and Pork
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400 / 845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Meat at Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets. 2005.htmlpdf
420 / 845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Freezer Beef. 2005.htmlpdf
440 / 845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Freezer Pork. 2005.htmlpdf
821-1Economics of Milk Production in Alberta (Dairy Cost Study) 2014. Issued 2015. htmlpdf
Sheep and Goats
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430 / 10-1Organic Lamb. Revised 2017. -UPDATE-htmlpdf
430 / 845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Freezer Lambs. 2005.htmlpdf
435 / 20-1Meat Goats. $15.00.purchase info
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Poultry
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Agdex No.TitleFormat
450 / 22-1Basic Poultry Brooding for Small Flock Owners. Revised 2004.htmlpdf
450 / 830-1Pasture Poultry Industry. Ag Ventures. 2000.htmlpdf
450 / 845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Freezer Chicken. 2005.htmlpdf
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Small Animals
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476 / 20-1Raising Meat Rabbits in Alberta. $5.00.purchase info
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Fish and Aquatic Life
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485 / 830-1Fresh Water Aquaculture Industry. Revised 2014.htmlpdf
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Beekeeping
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616-4Beekeeping in Western Canada. $25.00purchase info
616-23Beekeeping for Beginners. 2002.htmlpdf
616-24Honey Bees and Winterkill. 2007.htmlpdf
616 / 830-1Commercial Honey Industry. Ag Ventures. Revised 2001.htmlpdf
821-62Economics of Honey Production in Alberta 2005. Revised 2015.html
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Food Safety

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089 / 400-1Training and Implementation Manual. 2007.
089 / 450-1On-Farm Poultry Processing Manual. 2009.
DVD 089/845-1Safe Food Practices for Small Processors - DVD. $20.00purchase info
089 / 845-2Farm Direct Marketing Eggs: What You Need to Know. 2012.htmlpdfmobile
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Pricing, Promotion and Distribution

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845-1Essentials of Pricing. Ag Strategies. Revised 2009. htmlpdf
845-2Methods to Price Your Products. Ag Strategies. Revised 2009. htmlpdf
845-3Pricing Processed Food Products. Revised 2016. -UPDATE-htmlpdf
845-4Pricing Horticulture Products. Revised 2016. -UPDATE-htmlpdf
845-5Food Brokers. Ag Strategies. Revised 2003.htmlpdf
845-26Distribution Partners: Working with Regional Carriers. 2014. htmlpdf
845-27Distribution Logistics: Getting Your Products to Market. 2014. htmlpdf
845-28Distribution DIY: Building a Solid Foundation. 2014. htmlpdf
845-29Distribution Consolidation: Working Together Along the Value Chain. 2014. htmlpdf
845-30Commercial Kitchen Business Tool Kit: Opportunities for the Commercial Kitchen. 2016. - NEW-htmlpdf
845-31Commercial Kitchen Business Tool Kit: Kitchen Logistics. 2016. -NEW-htmlpdf
845-32Commercial Kitchen Business Tool Kit: Managing Risk. 2016. -NEW-htmlpdf
845-33Commercial Kitchen Business Tool Kit: Identifying Your Target Audience. 2016. -NEW-htmlpdf
845-34Commercial Kitchen Business Tool Kit.: Marketing Your Commercial Kitchen. 2016. -NEW-htmlpdf
846-1Developing a Promotional Plan. Revised 2008. htmlpdf
846-3Your Sell Sheet. 2016. -NEW-htmlpdf
848-5Identify Your Market: Right Buyer, Right Price (Step Three) - Agriculture Business Alternatives Revised 2015. htmlpdf
848-6Market Research. Revised 2016. -UPDATE-htmlpdf

Buildings, Facilities and Processes

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731-5Hobby Greenhouses in Alberta. $8.00.purchase info
732-15Home Vegetable Storage. $3.00.purchase info
 
 
 
 

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This information published to the web on March 2, 2011.
Last Reviewed/Revised on March 27, 2017.