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Small Business Resources: Industry Markets - Agriculture
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 probability!

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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 Communications.
Trade Associations
The agricultural entrepreneur often turns to professional organizations for support on every front - and with good reason. Associations that exist today assist numerous branches of agriculture, providing benefits such as banking services, insurance, continuing education, and loan and grant programs. In fact, the groups listed here do all this, and more.
Industry Publications
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.
Industry Resources
What with volatile markets, emerging technology and a temperamental economy, today's agricultural pro needs to know how to get good, reliable information - fast. Consult this section to link up with details on private and government loan/grant programs, environmental initiatives, educational opportunities, best practices, legal assistance and a whole lot more.
Trade Shows
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 registration information.
Industry News
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 growing.
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.

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