Integrating Farmer-driven, Value-added Enterprises Into Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1998: $120,590.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $19,019.00
Region: Southern
State: Arkansas
Principal Investigator:
Keith Richards
Southern SAWG

Annual Reports


Not commodity specific


  • Education and Training: technical assistance, farmer to farmer, mentoring, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, cooperatives, marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance, market study, risk management, value added
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, public participation, employment opportunities
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