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Farm Management
Agdex No.TitleFormat
811-8Define Your Goals: Personal and Family Considerations (Step One) –
Agriculture Business Alternatives. Revised 2015.
811-9Consider Your Options: An Inventory of Possibilities (Step Two) -
Agriculture Business Alternatives. Revised 2015.
811-10Identify Your Market: Right Buyer, Right Price (Step Three) -
Agriculture Business Alternatives. Revised 2015.
811-11Assess Your Resources: Examining Production Requirements (Step Four) -
Agriculture Business Alternatives. Revised 2015.
811-12Review Your Finances: Making the Money Work (Step Five) -
Agriculture Business Alternatives. Revised 2015.
811-13Analyze your Profitability: Managing your Growth (Step Six) -
Agriculture Business Alternatives. Revised 2015.
811-14Launch Your Business: Time for Action (Step Seven) -
Agriculture Business Alternatives. Revised 2015.
811-15Build Your Network: Reaching Out for Support and Advice (Step Eight) - Agriculture Business Alternatives. 2015. htmlpdf
812-5Leasing Cropland in Alberta. $12.00purchase info
812-18Use of Trusts in Farm Estate Planning. Ag-Succession. 2003.htmlpdf
812-21Community Supported Agriculture in Alberta. 2012. htmlpdf
812-22Transition Planning Guide for Agribusiness. 2016.htmlpdf
814-1How to Select and Hire an Agronomist or Crop Advisor. Revised 2018. -UPDATE-htmlpdf
816-1Negotiating Cow Lease Arrangements. $5.00.purchase info
420 / 816-2Management Strategies for Cattle During Dry Conditions. Revised 2009. htmlpdf
1834-9Finding Common Ground...Negotiating Agreements. $8.00.purchase info
Farm Law
Agdex No.TitleFormat
817-1Basic Design of a Lease Agreement for Cows. Revised 2004.htmlpdf
817-13Alberta Personal Property Security Act: What it Means to Farmers. Revised 2016.htmlpdf
817-14Questions and Answers About Farm Debt. Revised 2003.htmlpdf
817-15Renewable Energy in Alberta. Revised 2017. htmlpdf
Farm Accounting, Records, Business Analysis, Farm Office
Agdex No.TitleFormat
818-2First Steps to Energy Management. 2003.hardcopy only
Production Economics
Agdex No.TitleFormat
821-1Economics of Milk Production in Alberta, 2017 (Dairy Cost Study). Issued 2018. htmlpdf
821-59Economics of Production and Marketing of Greenhouse Crops in Alberta. Issued 2013.htmlpdf
821-62Economics of Beekeeping in Alberta 2016. Issued 2017. pdf
821-69Sustainable Procurement in the Food Industry: An Introduction. 2017. htmlpdf
127 / 821-1Cost and Returns Budget for Straight Seeded Certified Timothy. 2001.htmlpdf
127 / 821-2Cost and Returns Budget for Creeping Red Fescue - Underseeded to Canola. 2001.htmlpdf
127 / 821-3Cost and Returns Budget for Straight Seeded Creeping Red Fescue. 2001.htmlpdf
127 / 821-4Cost and Returns Budget for Certified Timothy Seed Production Underseeded to Barley. 2001.htmlpdf
127 / 821-5Cost and Returns Budget for Irrigated Perennial Ryegrass - Underseeded to Durum Wheat. 2001.htmlpdf
171 / 821-5Economics of Sugar Beet Production in Alberta 2012. Issued 2014.htmlpdf
200 / 820-1An Introduction to the Fruit Wine Business in Alberta. Revised 2008.htmlpdf
230 / 821-1Strawberry Profits. Revised 2004.htmlpdf
238 / 821-2Economics of Saskatoon Berry Production: A 10 Acre Enterprise. 2008.htmlpdf
268 / 821-1Commercial Microgreens: Business Concept and Financial Analysis. 2018. -NEW-htmlpdf
275 / 821-1Tree Nursery Profits. Revised 2007.htmlpdf
420 / 821-2Custom Grazing Profits...Intensive Grazing Enterprise. 2002.pdf
Farm Labour and Labour Economics
Agdex No.TitleFormat
823-1Choosing a Consultant: An Investment in Your Agricultural Business. Revised 2017htmlpdf
Agri-business, Finance
Business Development
Agdex No.TitleFormat
153 / 830-1Industrial Hemp Enterprise. Revised 2017.htmlpdf
200 / 830-1Commercial Cottage Wine Industry: Fruit Wine. 2006. htmlpdf
200 / 830-2Setting Up a Mixed Fruit and Vegetable Operation. Revised 2018. -UPDATE-htmlpdf
230 / 830-1Commercial Strawberry/Raspberry Industry. Ag Ventures. 1998.htmlpdf
250 / 830-1Fresh Vegetable Market Gardening Industry. Revised 2008.htmlpdf
250 / 830-2Commercial Greenhouse Vegetable Production. Revised 2018. -UPDATE-htmlpdf
275 / 830-1Commercial Tree Nursery Industry. Ag Ventures. Revised 2006. htmlpdf
300 / 830-1Private Woodlot Enterprises. Ag Ventures. 2003htmlpdf
485 / 830-1Fresh Water Aquaculture Industry. Revised 2014.htmlpdf
616 / 830-1Commercial Honey Industry. Revised 2001.htmlpdf
830-2Developing a Business Advisory Board: Best Practices. 2016.htmlpdf
832-2Working With Your Lenders - Keep Them in the Loop. Revised 2009. htmlpdf
832-3How Much Money Do I Need? Funding Your Agricultural Business: Step 1.
832-4Where Can I Get Money? Funding Your Agricultural Business: Step 2.
832-5How Do I Get Money? Funding Your Agricultural Business: Step 3.
832-6Get the Loan You Need. 2016.htmlpdf
837-1Tax Management Strategies for Farmers - 2nd Edition. $10.00purchase info
400 / 837-1Understanding the Federal Tax Deferral. Revised 2015. htmlpdf
Agdex No.TitleFormat
843-1Best Practices Guidebook Food Hub Grower Manual. 2016.htmlpdf
843-2Best Practices Guidebook Food Hub Vendor Manual. 2016.htmlpdf
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
845-1Essentials of Pricing. Revised 2017.htmlpdf
845-2Methods to Price Your Products. Revised 2017.htmlpdf
845-3Pricing Processed Food Products. Revised 2016.htmlpdf
845-4Pricing Horticulture Products. Revised 2016.htmlpdf
845-5Food Brokers. Ag Strategies. Revised 2003.htmlpdf
845-6Farm Direct Marketing for Rural Producers. Revised 2013. htmlpdfmobile version
845-9Management Considerations in Agricultural Contracting. Ag Strategies. 2002.htmlpdf
845-10Managing Risk for Farm Direct and Ag Tourism Ventures. Revised 2018. -UPDATE-htmlpdf
845-11Business Basics for Alberta Food Processors. Revised 2012.htmlpdf
845-12Organic Agriculture: Getting Started. Revised 2013. htmlpdfmobile version
845-13Direct Marketing Meats...Getting Started. 2005.htmlpdf
845-14Value Chains for New Markets. 2010. htmlpdf
845-15Farmers' Market Decision Making Tool. 2012. pdfebook
845-16Organizing Local Food Events in Alberta. Revised 2017.htmlpdf
845-17Selling Local Food Directly to Foodservice and Hospitality. 2012. htmlpdfmobile version
CD 845-18Agri-food Value Chains - Global Links. 2006.
845-19Value Chain Guidebook. 2004.pdf
845-20Selling Local Food Directly to Institutions and Schools. 2013. htmlpdfmobile version
845-21Starting an Alberta Approved Farmers' Market. 2013. htmlpdfmobile version
845-22Promoting Your Alberta Approved Farmers' Market. 2013.htmlpdfmobile version
845-23Evaluating Your Alberta Approved Farmers' Market. 2013.htmlpdfmobile version
845-24Pricing: Moving from Farmers' Market to Retail Sales. Revised 2016. htmlpdf
845-25Pricing Meat Products: An Introduction. 2015. htmlpdf
845-26Distribution Partners: Working with Regional Carriers. 2015. htmlpdf
845-27Distribution Logistics: Getting Your Products to Market. 2015.htmlpdf
845-28Distribution DIY: Building a Solid Foundation. 2015.htmlpdf
845-29Distribution Consolidation: Working Together Along the Value Chain. 2015. htmlpdf
845-30Commercial Kitchen Business Tool Kit: Opportunities for the Commercial Kitchen. 2016.htmlpdf
845-31Commercial Kitchen Business Tool Kit: Kitchen Logistics. 2016.htmlpdf
845-32Commercial Kitchen Business Tool Kit: Managing Risk. 2016.htmlpdf
845-33Commercial Kitchen Business Tool Kit: Identifying Your Target Audience. 2016.htmlpdf
845-34Commercial Kitchen Business Tool Kit: Marketing Your Commercial Kitchen. 2016.htmlpdf
846-1Developing a Promotional Plan. Revised 2008. htmlpdf
846-2Social Media Marketing Guide. 2015. htmlpdf
846-3Your Sell Sheet. 2016.htmlpdf
848-6Market Research. Revised 2016.htmlpdf
DVD 089/845-1Safe Food Practices for Small Processors. DVD Format. $40.00purchase info
089 / 845-2Farm Direct Marketing Eggs: What You Need to Know. 2012. htmlpdf
400 / 845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Meat at Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets. 2005.htmlpdf
420 / 843-1Feedlot Movement Requirements. 2010. htmlpdf
420 / 843-2Traceability and Transporting Alberta Cattle. 2013. htmlpdfmobile version
420 / 845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Freezer Beef. 2005.htmlpdf
430 / 843-1Traceability and Transporting Alberta Sheep. 2013. htmlpdfmobile version
430 / 845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Freezer Lambs. 2005.htmlpdf
430 / 845-2Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Lambs at Alberta Approved Farmers' Markets. 2005.htmlpdf
440 / 845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Freezer Pork. 2005.htmlpdf
450 / 845-1Direct Marketing Meats...Selling Freezer Chicken. 2005.htmlpdf
460 / 843-1Traceability and Transporting Alberta Horses. 2013. htmlpdfmobile

Agriculture Statistics
Agdex No.TitleFormat
852-62011 Census of Agriculture for Alberta. Issued 2014.web pdf only
852-82016 Census of Agriculture for Alberta. Provincial Highlights. 2018. pdf
8532017 Agriculture Statistics Factsheet. 2018.htmlpdf
Farm Policy
Agdex No.TitleFormat
878-4Pipelines in Alberta: What Landowners Need to Know. Revised 2018. -UPDATE-htmlpdf
878-5Geophysical Exploration and Landowners' Rights. Revised 2017. htmlpdf
Family Business Management
Agdex No.TitleFormat
1834-9Finding Common Ground...Negotiating Agreements. $8.00.purchase info

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