Whether an agricultural enterprise grows corn, cotton, grain
or cattle, the information contained in the six sections listed
here covers subjects most important to any modern farm owner.
Consider this site a one-stop shop for in-depth industry
reports, technical guides, news impacting the field and a
variety of resources that can make profitability a
What you need to know
Agricultural entrepreneurs know just how much they must
learn to cultivate a healthy business. The articles in this
section provide detailed coverage of a range of key
management and operational issues, among them, Software and
Hardware, Vendor Relations, Staff and Employment, Sales and
Marketing, Customer Service and Purchasing, Insurance, and
Agricultural professionals have long relied on the printed
word for updates on crop prices, weather and a welter of
other subjects - the Farmer's Almanac is a prime example!
Happily, periodicals on modern farming now abound. The
links that follow lead to a full slate of professional
publications, in print and online, applicable to many and
diverse industry sectors.
Getting out of the fields and into the mix can boost
business, knowledge and creative energy. The agriculture
industry provides numerous opportunities for farming
entrepreneurs to network with colleagues and friends, all
while learning something new. This section features top
industry shows and conventions, as well event details and
Of all the industries that operate nationwide, agriculture
likely impacts the greatest number of people at the most
elemental levels. For this reason, farming makes the news -
a lot. Check this site often for real stories that make a
difference, from economic projections to late-breaking
reports on technology, legislation and the business of
Trade Associations and Resources
The modern farmer needs to know more than seeds and soil. Today's agriculture entrepreneur must understand everything from economic and trade policies, to new technologies for sustainable development. In this section, you will find information about agriculture trade associations and other resources to help your small farming business grow.
Licensing/Certification, Training & Cont.
Agriculture in the 21st century doesn't bear much
resemblance to the idyllic farm life of days gone by. Faced
with business, scientific and technical booms, today's
farmer must acquire significant credentials to remain
competitive. This section offers an extensive listing of
specializations and continuing education opportunities -
from soil science to farm management - along with the best
ways to achieve those educational goals.