Scaling Up for Regional Markets

Scaling up for regional markets often refers to an increase in the amount of land in production, herd size, enterprises, or markets. Scaling up can also refer to improving current production systems in order to increase sales. In either case, there are many risks and challenges associated in scaling up, especially as a farmer prepares to gain access in to the wholesale market. This tutorial provides lessons and information for farmers who have success in smaller and more direct marketing channels and who are interested in expanding their operations to meet a growing demand for local food. Nine of the first ten lessons include a quiz. If you successfully pass all quizzes, you will be able to download a certificate of completion. There are an additional four lessons which are not required for the certificate.

The following lessons are included for the certificate: