Resources for Entrepreneurship

Title Available As Summary Date ID Author
Agri-Tourism May 1, 2009 310-003
Agritourism: Ideas and Resources Sep 20, 2018 310-004 (AAEC-160NP)
The ABCs of Cost Allocation in the Wood Products Industry: Applications in the Furniture Industry Sep 17, 2010 420-147
The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Agritourism Sep 20, 2018 AAEC-157NP
Growing Local Economies through Entrepreneurship: A Guide for Community Leaders Dec 19, 2018 AAEC-165NP
2018 Virginia Agritourism & Building Codes Review Jan 25, 2019 AAEC-166NP
A Geographic Analysis of Agritourism in Virginia
Agriculture is the largest industry in Virginia, with an economic impact of about $52 billion, and it provides over 357,000 jobs to Virginia’s residents (VDACS 2013). In addition, those value-added industries that depend on the farm products employ an additional 76,000 individuals, which generates another $34.6 billion in value-added revenue (VDACS 2013a). Despite the impact that the agriculture industry has on Virginia’s economy, there are several issues of concern.
Apr 29, 2019 AAEC-62P (AAEC-183)
AgCache: An Innovative Marketing Tool for your Agribusiness
This fact sheet is a product of the 2014 Spring Kohl Centre Experience. To find out more about this project team and related information, please go to the Kohl Centre at Virginia Tech’s website: www.kohlcentre.aaec.vt.edu.
Jun 6, 2014 AAEC-72NP
An Overview of Virginia Agritourism: Results From the 2013 Profitability Survey
Over the past decade, agritourism became a significant sector within Virginia agriculture, and there have been an increasing number of research studies in this area. Nevertheless, most literature has focused more on the motivating factors in starting an agritourism operation and less on the financial aspects. This study discusses the findings of a recent statewide survey of Virginia agritourism operators and evaluates the current status of the Virginia agritourism industry and its overall profitability.
Mar 11, 2015 AAEC-77P
Using Market Maker to Connect Virginia Meat Producers and Processors
This fact sheet is a product of the 2014 Fall Kohl Centre Experience. To find out more about this project team and related information, please go to the Kohl Centre at Virginia Tech’s website: www.kohlcentre.aaec.vt.edu.
Jun 6, 2014 AAEC-86NP
Selling Directly to Buyers: How to Price Your Products
Did you know that farmers who sell unprocessed foods to retail outlets typically receive just 11.6 cents of each dollar the consumer spends on food? The remaining amount is allocated to industry groups such as food processors, packaging and transportation, retail trade, food services, energy, finance and insurance, and legal services
Dec 11, 2015 AAEC-97P
Operations & Marketing - Bellair Farm - Spring 2015 Jun 24, 2016 AEE-130NP
Jamie Barrett's Beginning In Farming - Bellair Farm - Spring 2015 Jun 28, 2016 AEE-131NP
Labor Situation On Bellair Farm – Spring 2015 Jul 11, 2016 AEE-132NP
Vision & Opportunities For The Future - Bellair Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 11, 2016 AEE-133NP
Operations & Markets - Porcello Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-134NP
Labor Situation On Porcello Farm - Spring 2015
Kim Niewolny, Associate Professor; Dept. of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech; Theresa Nartea, Assistant Professor, Virginia State University; Cathryn Kloetzli, Extension Agent, Albemarle County; Allyssa Mark, Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program Associate, Dept. of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech
Jul 12, 2016 AEE-135NP
Advice For Beginning Farmers - Porcello Farm - Spring 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-136NP
Markets, Goals & Expansion - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 13, 2016 AEE-137NP
Farm Labor Practices & Considerations - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 13, 2016 AEE-138NP
Building Relationships & New Farmer Start-up Advice - Browntown Farms - Summer 2015 Jul 12, 2016 AEE-139NP
Farm Labor Practices & Considerations - Amy's Garden - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-140NP
Getting Started & Planning Advice For New Farmers - Amy's Garden - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-141NP
Markets, Planning & Operations - Amy's Garden - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-142NP
Farm Labor Practices & Considerations - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-143NP
Growing Berries & Setting Goals - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-144NP
Getting Started & Planning Advice For New Farmers - Agriberry - Summer 2015 Jul 25, 2016 AEE-145NP
Analysis of Financial Statements Using Ratios May 10, 2019 CNRE-43P
The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service January 2019 Housing Commentary: Section I Apr 10, 2019 CNRE-48NP
The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service January 2019 Housing Commentary: Section II Apr 10, 2019 CNRE-49NP
The Virginia Tech– USDA Forest Service Housing Commentary: Section I February 2019 Apr 24, 2019 CNRE-51NP
The Virginia Tech - U.S. Forest Service / February 2019 / Housing Commentary: Section II Apr 24, 2019 CNRE-52NP
The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service March 2019 Housing Commentary: Section I May 28, 2019 CNRE-54NP
The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service March 2019 Housing Commentary: Section II May 28, 2019 CNRE-55NP
The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service Service April 2019 Housing Commentary: Section I Jul 9, 2019 CNRE-58NP
The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service April 2019 Housing Commentary: Section II Jul 9, 2019 CNRE-59NP
The Virginia Tech - U.S. Forest Service May 2019 Housing Commentary: Section I
The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service May 2019 Housing Commentary: Section II Jul 22, 2019 CNRE-65NP
The Virginia Tech - U.S. Forest Service June 2019 Housing Commentary: Section I Aug 21, 2019 CNRE-67NP
The Virginia Tech - U.S. Forest Service June 2019 Housing Commentary: Section II Aug 21, 2019 CNRE-68NP
The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service July 2019 Housing Commentary: Section I Sep 18, 2019 CNRE-71NP
The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service July 2019 Housing Commentary: Section II Sep 18, 2019 CNRE-72NP
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Insurance Factsheet Jun 15, 2018 CV-16NP (CV-87NP)
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: How Much Liability Insurance Coverage Should I Have? Jun 15, 2018 CV-17NP (CV-84NP)
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Conducting the Liability Assessment Jun 15, 2018 CV-18NP (CV-83NP)
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Questions to Ask when compairing insurance coverage Jun 15, 2018 CV-19NP (CV-85NP)
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Virginia Attorneys: Members of the American Agricultural Law Association Jun 15, 2018 CV-20NP (CV-82NP)
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Workers' Compensation & Vendor Liability for Farmers' Market Owners and Operators Jun 15, 2018 CV-24NP (CV-81NP)
Managing Liability May 31, 2018 CV-25P
MANAGING LEGAL LIABILITY SERIES: Sources of Insurance Jun 15, 2018 CV-26NP (CV-86NP)
FACILITATION SERIES: The Art of Flip Charting
The discussion has begun, and words are flowing from each person like the water in a rushing stream. These words must be captured and become the wallpaper plastered throughout the room. It is this process of flip charting that creates the visual summary of key discussion points and provides the group memory that supports the process of a facilitated conversation.
Dec 19, 2014 CV-44NP
Starting a Food Business: Before You Get Started as a Food Entrepreneur May 17, 2012 FST-48NP
Starting a Food Business: Insurance Coverage for Food Entrepreneurs Jun 19, 2012 FST-49NP
Starting a Food Business: Marketing Considerations for Small Food Processors Jun 19, 2012 FST-50NP
Starting a Food Business: Preparing a Food Processing Business Plan Jun 19, 2012 FST-51NP
Starting a Food Business: Registering and Licensing Your Food Business Jun 19, 2012 FST-52NP
Food Labeling: Know Your Way around a Food Label May 17, 2012 FST-53NP
Food Labeling: Making a Nutrient or Health Claim May 24, 2012 FST-54NP
Food Labeling: Required Food Labeling Information May 24, 2012 FST-55NP
Food Labeling: Universal Product Code (UPC) Bar Coding May 24, 2012 FST-56NP
Science Basics: How Microorganisms Affect Food Safety and Quality May 24, 2012 FST-57NP
Science Basics: Understanding the pH of Your Food May 31, 2012 FST-58NP
Science Basics: Understanding the Water Activity of Your Food May 31, 2012 FST-59NP
Rules and Regulations: Acidified Foods: Definitions and Regulations Jun 8, 2012 FST-61NP
Rules and Regulations: Basic Regulations for All Food Processors Jun 8, 2012 FST-62NP
Rules and Regulations: Classifying Your Food as Acid, Low-Acid, or Acidified Jun 8, 2012 FST-63NP
Rules and Regulations: What Products are NOT Considered Acidified? Jun 6, 2012 FST-64NP
Registering Your Food Business with the FDA Nov 29, 2012 FST-94NP
What is a Scheduled Process? Nov 29, 2012 FST-95NP
Visioning a Preferred Future for Virginia's Food System for 2027 Jun 3, 2019 SPES-142NP