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  • Most of the fact sheets (FS) in the following list are available on-line, as indicated by hypertext links.
  • Hard copies are available to Alberta residents by using the online order form or by calling 780-427-0391.
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Farm Management
Agdex No.TitleFormat
FS811-2Identifying Alternatives - What are the Possibilities. Ag Alternatives. Revised 2003.htmlpdf
FS811-3Financial Feasibility: Can You Afford to Do it? Ag Alternatives. Revised 2003.htmlpdf
FS811-4Production Requirements: Do You Have the Resources? Ag Alternatives. Revised 2003.htmlpdf
FS811-5Decision Making: Will You Start a New Enterprise? Ag Alternatives. Revised 2003.htmlpdf
FS811-6Profitability: Will it Make Money? Revised 2003.htmlpdf
812-5Leasing Cropland in Alberta. $12.00 purchase info
FS812-18Use of Trusts in Farm Estate Planning. Ag-Succession. 2003.htmlpdf
812-21Community Supported Agriculture in Alberta. 2012. htmlpdfmobile version
FS814-1How to Select and Hire an Agronomist or Crop Advisor. 2010.htmlpdf
816-1Negotiating Cow Lease Arrangements. $5.00.purchase info
FS420/816-2Management Strategies for Cattle During Dry Conditions. Revised 2009. htmlpdf
FS848-5Marketing - Will it Sell? Ag Alternatives. 2000.htmlpdf
1834-9Finding Common Ground...Negotiating Agreements. $8.00.purchase info
FS1834-10Personal and Family Considerations: Where Do You Want to Be? Revised 2003.htmlpdf
Farm Law
Agdex No.TitleFormat
817-1Basic Design of a Lease Agreement for Cows. Revised 2004.htmlpdf
FS817-13Alberta Personal Property Security Act: What it Means to Farmers. Revised 2001.htmlpdf
FS817-14Questions and Answers About Farm Debt. Revised 2003.htmlpdf
Farm Accounting, Records, Business Analysis, Farm Office
Agdex No.TitleFormat
818-2First Steps to Energy Management. 2003.
Production Economics
Agdex No.TitleFormat
821-1Economics of Milk Production in Alberta (Dairy Cost Study) 2013. Issued 2014. htmlpdf
821-59Economics of Production and Marketing of Greenhouse Crops in Alberta. 2010. Issued 2011.htmlpdf
821-62Economics of Beekeeping in Alberta 2011. Issued 2013. -NEW-htmlpdf
821-68The Economics of Conservation Farming in the Trochu Region of Alberta. 1995.
FS127/821-1Cost and Returns Budget for Straight Seeded Certified Timothy. 2001.htmlpdf
FS127/821-2Cost and Returns Budget for Creeping Red Fescue - Underseeded to Canola. 2001.htmlpdf
FS127/821-3Cost and Returns Budget for Straight Seeded Creeping Red Fescue. 2001.htmlpdf
FS127/821-4Cost and Returns Budget for Certified Timothy Seed Production Underseeded to Barley. 2001.htmlpdf
FS127/821-5Cost and Returns Budget for Irrigated Perennial Ryegrass - Underseeded to Durum Wheat. 2001.htmlpdf
171/821-5Economics of Sugar Beet Production in Alberta 2011. Issued 2013.htmlpdf
FS200/820-1An Introduction to the Fruit Wine Business in Alberta. Revised 2008.htmlpdf
FS230/821-1Strawberry Profits. Revised 2004.htmlpdf
238/821-2Economics of Saskatoon Berry Production: A 10 Acre Enterprise. 2008.htmlpdf
FS275/821-1Tree Nursery Profits. Revised 2007.htmlpdf
FS410/821-3Direct Marketing Profits...Cheese Production and Marketing Enterprise. 2002.htmlpdf
FS420/821-2Custom Grazing Profits...Intensive Grazing Enterprise. 2002.
Farm Labour and Labour Economics
Agdex No.TitleFormat
FS823-1Choosing a Consultant...An Investment in Your Agricultural Business. Ag-Strategies. 2004.htmlpdf
FS1834-40-1Supervision: Your Role as an Employer. 1991.
FS1834-40-2Recruiting and Hiring Farm Employees. 1991.
FS1834-40-3Training and Motivating Farm Employees. 1991.
Agri-business, Finance
Agdex No.TitleFormat
FS832-2Working With Your Lenders - Keep Them in the Loop. Revised 2009. htmlpdf
Business Development
Agdex No.TitleFormat
FS153/830-1Industrial Hemp Enterprise. Ag Ventures. 2000.htmlpdf
FS200/830-1Commercial Cottage Wine Industry: Fruit Wine. 2006. htmlpdf
FS230/830-1Commercial Strawberry/Raspberry Industry. Ag Ventures. 1998.htmlpdf
FS250/830-1Fresh Vegetable Market Gardening Industry. Ag Ventures. Revised 2008.htmlpdf
FS250/830-2Commercial Greenhouse Vegetable Production. Ag Ventures. 2001.htmlpdf
FS275/830-1Commercial Tree Nursery Industry. Ag Ventures. Revised 2006. htmlpdf
FS300/830-1Private Woodlot Enterprises. Ag Ventures. 2003htmlpdf
FS450/830-1Pasture Poultry Industry. Ag Ventures. 2000.htmlpdf
FS460/830-1Commercial Horse Boarding Stable Industry. Ag Ventures. Revised 2004.htmlpdf
FS485/830-1Fresh Water Aquaculture Industry. Revised 2006.htmlpdf
FS616/830-1Commercial Honey Industry. Ag Ventures. Revised 2001.htmlpdf
Agdex No.TitleFormat
FS400/837-1Understanding the Federal Tax Deferral. Revised 2009.htmlpdf
Agdex No.TitleFormat
844-1Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations – General Legislation. 2014. -NEW-htmlpdf
844-2Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations – Food Labels. 2014. -NEW-pdf
844-3Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations – Food Claims. 2014. -NEW-pdf
844-4Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations – Meat and Meat Products. 2014. -NEW-pdf
844-5Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations – Poultry and Poultry Products. 2014. -NEW-pdf
844-6Farm Direct Marketing: Know the Regulations – Fruits, Vegetables and Products. 2014. -NEW-pdf
FS845-1Essentials of Pricing. Ag Strategies. Revised 2009. htmlpdf
FS845-Methods to Price Your Products. Ag Strategies. Revised 2009. htmlpdf
FS845-3Pricing Processed Food Products. Ag Strategies. 1999.htmlpdf
FS845-4Pricing Horticulture Products. Ag Strategies. 1999.htmlpdf
FS845-5Food Brokers. Ag Strategies. Revised 2003.htmlpdf
FS845-6Farm Direct Marketing for Rural Producers. Ag-Strategies. Revised 2013. -UPDATED-htmlpdfmobile version
FS845-9Management Considerations in Agricultural Contracting. Ag Strategies. 2002.htmlpdf
FS845-10Managing Risk for Farm Direct and Ag Tourism Ventures. Ag Strategies. 2003.htmlpdf
845-11Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors. Revised 2012.htmlpdfebook
FS845-12Organic Agriculture: Getting Started. Revised 2013. -UPDATE-.htmlpdfmobile version
FS845-13Direct Marketing Meats...Getting Started. 2005.htmlpdf
FS845-14Value Chains for New Markets. 2010. htmlpdf
845-15Farmers' Market Decision Making Tool. 2012. pdfebook
845-16Organizing Local Food Events in Alberta. 2012. htmlpdfmobile version
845-17Selling Local Food Directly to Foodservice and Hospitality. 2012. htmlpdfmobile version
CD845-18Agri-food Value Chains - Global Links. 2006.
845-20Selling Local Food Directly to Institutions and Schools. 2013. -NEW-htmlpdfmobile version
845-21Starting an Alberta Approved Farmers' Market. 2013. -NEW-htmlpdfmobile version
845-22Promoting Your Alberta Approved Farmers' Market. 2013. -NEW-htmlpdfmobile version
845-23Evaluating Your Alberta Approved Farmers' Market. 2013. -NEW-htmlpdfmobile version
FS846-1Developing a Promotional Plan. Revised 2008. htmlpdf
FS848-5Marketing - Will it Sell? Ag Alternatives. Revised 2003.htmlpdf
FS848-6Market Research. Ag Strategies. 2003.htmlpdf
FS420/843-1Feedlot Movement Requirements. 2010. htmlpdf
FS420/843-2Traceability and Transporting Alberta Cattle. 2013. -NEW-htmlpdfmobile version
FS430/843-1Traceability and Transporting Alberta Sheep. 2013. -NEW-htmlpdfmobile version
FS460/843-1Traceability and Transporting Alberta Horses. 2013. -NEW-htmlpdfmobile
DVD089/845-1Safe Food Practices for Small Processors. DVD Format. $40.00purchase info
FS089/845-2Farm Direct Marketing Eggs: What You Need to Know. 2012. htmlpdf
DVD230/845-1Fruit: A Growing Industry in Alberta. DVD format. $20.00.purchase info
FS400/845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Meat at Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets. 2005.htmlpdf
FS420/845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Freezer Beef. 2005.htmlpdf
FS430/845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Freezer Lambs. 2005.htmlpdf
FS430/845-2Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Lambs at Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets. 2005.htmlpdf
FS440/845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Freezer Pork. 2005.htmlpdf
FS450/845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Freezer Chicken. 2005.htmlpdf

Agriculture Statistics
Agdex No.TitleFormat
852-62011 Census of Agriculture for Alberta. I.D., M.D., and County Data by
Land-use Region. Issued 2014.
FS852-72011 Census of Agriculture for Alberta. Provincial Highlights. 2012. pdf
853Agriculture Statistics Factsheet. 2013.htmlpdf
853-10Agriculture Statistics Yearbook 2013. htmlpdf
Farm Policy
Agdex No.TitleFormat
878-1Negotiating Surface Rights. Revised 2009. htmlpdfmobile version
878-4Pipelines in Alberta: What Farmers Need to Know. Revised 2009. htmlpdfmobile version
878-5Seismic Operations and Landowners' Rights. Revised 2012.htmlpdfmobile version

Family Business Management

Agdex No.TitleFormat
1834-9Finding Common Ground...Negotiating Agreements. $8.00.purchase info
FS1834-10Personal and Family Considerations: Where do You Want to be? Revised 2003.htmlpdf

Other Documents in the Series

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Agro-Forestry Publications
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Soils and Water Publications
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This information published to the web on May 22, 2002.
Last Reviewed/Revised on March 31, 2015.