Sep 18, 2014
Home| Tools| Events| Blogs| Discussions| Sign UpLogin


Leave a Legacy

RSS By: Kevin Spafford, Legacy Project

Kevin Spafford is Farm Journal’s succession planning expert for the Farm Journal Legacy Project.  He hosts the nationally-televised ‘Leave a Legacy’ TV, facilitates an ongoing series of workshops for farm families across the U.S., and is the author of Legacy by Design: Succession Planning for Agribusiness Owners.

Opportunity Knocks

Oct 23, 2012

'Robert is Here' is a great example of accessing opportunity.  See the family's story on 'Leave a Legacy' TV.From Legacy Moment (10/19/2012).
Please join us for future issues,
delivered via email each Friday.


It's no surprise that local food sales are increasing. Consumers are responding to the health benefits, freshness and community appeal of locally grown products.

According to the study "Local Foods Marketing Channels Encompass a Wide Range of Producers" by Sarah A. Low and Stephen Vogel, the size of the local food market in the U.S. was $4.8 billion in 2008. While that number accounts for a small sector of U.S. agriculture, it continues to grow.

What does this mean for you? For an experienced producer, it might lead to new opportunities or expanded operations. For an aspiring farmer, it might lead to a starting point. Locally grown produce can be a way to get your foot in the door and start farming without a huge cash outlay. Even if you have bigger ideas on the horizon, don't pass up the opportunity to start a business, serve the customer and experience farming firsthand.

News & Resources for You:  

Gary and Crystal Dell understand the importance of remaining open-minded to new opportunities.

Remember the upcoming Legacy Project Workshops in Amarillo, Texas; Salina, Kansas; and Denver, Colorado.

At Dairy Today's Elite Producer Business Conference, catch a presentation by the Legacy Project's Josh Sylvester on Wednesday, Nov. 7. 

   eNewsletter Sign Up Legacy Pioneer Badge 300px

FaceBook Logo
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo courtesy of the Moehling family ('Robert is Here')
Log In or Sign Up to comment

COMMENTS

No comments have been posted, be the first one to comment.

Archives

Legacy Newsletter
 

Follow Us

Facebook Twitter You Tube
 

Hot Links & Cool Tools

    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  

facebook twitter youtube View More>>
 
 
 
The Home Page of Agriculture
© 2014 Farm Journal, Inc. All Rights Reserved|Web site design and development by AmericanEagle.com|Site Map|Privacy Policy|Terms & Conditions