On-Farm Market for High Quality, Locally Grown Products and an Experience for School Children

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1998: $4,490.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: corn, potatoes, soybeans, sunflower, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: beans, beets, carrots, cucurbits, eggplant, greens (leafy), onions, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes
  • Animals: bees, bovine, goats, swine, sheep


  • Animal Production: feed additives, feed formulation, feed rations, implants, manure management, mineral supplements, pasture renovation, vaccines, watering systems, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: decision support system, demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, focus group, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, agricultural finance, market study, risk management, value added
  • Natural Resources/Environment: grass waterways, soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: chemical control, economic threshold, integrated pest management, mulches - living, physical control, mulching - plastic, precision herbicide use, row covers (for pests), traps, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: integrated crop and livestock systems
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, composting, organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, public participation, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, community services, employment opportunities, sustainability measures
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.