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Department of Community Sustainability


4-H Veterinary Science


  • Jan 22

    USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Webinar (January 22)

    January 22, 2021 9:00AM – 10:00AM Webinar

    Learn from USDA staff if this grant program is the right tool for your farming operation and how local partners can assist with your application.

  • Don't undercut the market

    Published on April 6, 2020
    It is hard to compete on price when you are starting a new business. Instead, compete on customer service, quality and your unique selling proposition.

  • Opportunities in forestry: Specialty wood

    Published on March 25, 2019
    Opportunities to selectively harvest trees with unique growth patterns enables managers to differentiate their product in order to access higher margin markets. Novel marketing of any timber product can yield the same effect.

  • Cultivating local farm economies

    Published on April 21, 2021
    Farm viability requires flexibility, innovation in local government planning and zoning to allow for farm income diversification.