Industry - Agriculture
Articles - 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.