Start Up

Whether you are new to farming or want to farm in a new way, these how-to guides will step you through the basics of backyard-scale farming.

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  • #1-7 SPIN-Farming Basics

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    #1-7 SPIN-Farming Basics

    Contained in these seven guides is everything you need to get operational and generating cash flow quickly – a business concept, farm design, startup costs, infrastructure and equipment, detailed day-to-day workflow, crop selection, pricing strategies, revenue targets, financial benchmarks, and marketing options.


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