Understanding the opportunities and obstacles before beginning a new business is key to success. FarmStart advisor Samantha Stoddard dives into critical questions entrepreneurs should ask themselves before making the leap.
Many producers utilize off-farm jobs to generate additional income and procure benefits such as health insurance and retirement funding. This raises the question, particularly for smaller farms, of how to balance off-farm employment while maintaining a successful operation at home. When deciding whether you can (or should) manage an off-farm job, here’s some things to consider.
All startup business owners have their own, unique reason for how they cultivated their passion. Robert Stewart is no different. Growing up in South Kingstown, RI, cultivated Rob’s passion for fishing. Jacob Raleigh helps tell this commercial fisherman’s story.
Funding the startup of a new agriculture operation can be a tall task for any young or beginning producer. Remember the “5 Cs of credit” – a checklist of factors for young producers to consider when working to start and secure funding for a new agriculture business venture.