Building Diverse Markets and Strong Businesses with Limited-Means Farmers

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2001: $50,636.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Matching Federal Funds: $15,000.00
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $55,962.00
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:
Colin Donohue
Rural Action


  • Fruits: apples, berries (other), peaches, pears, plums, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: asparagus, beans, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, parsnips, peas (culinary), peppers, sweet corn, tomatoes, brussel sprouts
  • Additional Plants: herbs
  • Animals: bees, bovine, poultry, goats, swine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: grazing - rotational
  • Crop Production: agroforestry
  • Education and Training: extension, networking, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, cooperatives, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, agricultural finance, value added
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, community services, social networks
    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.