Ultra-Niche means exceptionally high-value crops that can be grown on ten acres or less. The project goal is to teach new and beginning farmers about the cultivation, marketing, and business management of 10 "ultra-niche" crops.
Each crop will have a variety of resources including:
In addition to the crop information you will find 13 video fact sheets that provide a road map for managing a business successfully. In today's competitive market, all businesses need a business plan, but most don't have them. Our work with farmers in helping them develop business plans has shown that farmers feel empowered once they have one..
Classes will be offered across the state which will enable farmers to view the virtual field trips and talk with the farmer, buyer and expert featured in the video. Assistance will be given for filling out the food safety and SWOT worksheets and many opportunities to network will be available.
Project sponsored by the USDA-NIFA Beginner Farmer and Rancher Development Program.
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