Starting a Business
The following resources are from the UW-Extension's website New Farm Options. There is no single proven path to success. Each of the links below offers different insights into the process of starting a new business.
Considerations Before Starting a Small Food-Processing Business
Published by Mississippi State University Extension Services, written by Dr. Kenneth W. Wood.
Dairy Price and Marketing Resources
Published by the University of Oklahoma ’s Department of Animal Science. Contact 405-744-6062 for further information.
Food Entrepreneur Resources
A program of Penn State University ’s Food Safety program. Includes a list of questions to consider before getting started. Contact 814-863-2959 for further information.
Marketing, Business and Risk Management
Resources and publications from ATTRA, Appropriate Technology Transfer to Rural Areas. Contact 800-346-9140 for further information.
Resources for Starting Your Own Food Business
Published by the National Center for Home Food Preservation, a program of the University of Georgia ’s Extension Office.
Starting a Value-Added Farm-Food Business
Published by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Contact 608-355-3250 for further information.
Starting Your Business: Is Entrepreneurship For You?
A publication from the US Small Business Administration. Contact the Wisconsin SBA office for further information at 608-441-5263.
You Can Make It, You Can Sell It, But Can You Make It Selling It?
A publication from the Center for Dairy Profitability by Gary Frank. Contact 608-263-7795 for further information.