Value-Added Agriculture and Forestry Enterprises--"New Gates Through Old Fences" Logo

Value-Added Agriculture and Forestry Enterprises--"New Gates Through Old Fences" Logo

This web site is intended to help individuals identify how they can capitalize on adding value to agricultural products that will benefit the whole community. The interest in value-added agriculture largely arises from the fact that the farm value of a dollar spent on food has slipped from 22.8 in 1950 to only 7.9 in 1999. Much of the increase in value-added beyond the farm gate can be attributed to an increase in demand for convenience oriented food products and away from home food purchases. While value-added agriculture and forestry enterprises can offer improved returns for rural small businesses and communities, careful assessment of the market, finances, and environment need to be made before a value-added enterprise is pursued. We hope that the curriculum and resources on this site will assist you in the process of identifying, selecting, managing, monitoring, and growing value-added agricultural enterprises.

 

 

 

Resources

State Personnel Resources

Other Links

Subscribe to Value-Added Listserv
New Gates Through Old Fences

localfresh.info—a site connecting consumers, producers, and market managers to locally grown products.

 

 

 

Articles and Publications

"New Gates" Framework

Marketing Opportunities

Food Processing

Non-Food Agricultural Production

Business Management

Community Development

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This site is hosted by the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Arizona
Questions regarding content: Russell Tronstad
Send all other questions and feedback to: arecweb@ag.arizona.edu

Last updated July 6, 2007
Document located at http://ag.arizona.edu/arec/va/va.html