Adding Value to Farm Products: An Overview

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By Holly Born and Janet Bachmann

Published: 2006

Updated: 2006



12 pages


This publication discusses the concept of adding value to farm products, the differences between creating and capturing value, and the implications for value-added enterprises. It describes some different approaches to adding value, including starting a food processing business, with a brief look at nonfood products. Resources to learn more about value-added agriculture and planning a value-added enterprise are included.

Table of Contents

Capturing Value and Creating Value
Starting a Food Business
Farm and Food Business Profile: Persimmon Hill Berry Farm
Non-Food Options
Keys to Success
Further Resources
Resources for Starting a Food Business

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