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  1. Just Do It

    Courtesy of John S., Blue Ribbon Eggs, Franklin NC You mentioned that you're already gardening. If that's the case, apply SPIN principles to what you're already doing,  and go sell some stuff.  Earn some extra income, learn the business and marketing side and build. SPIN Farming has the lowest capital...

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  2. SPIN’s Keys to Success

    Courtesy of John S., Blue Ribbon Eggs, Franklin NC I was talking with my Ag extension agent about the SPIN-Farming  program. Before I started he said, "I've been in Agriculture for decades, and I can tell you that it takes two things to succeed in farming. Strong management skills and...

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  3. Start Small and Observe the Locals

    Courtesy of John S., Blue Ribbon Eggs, Franklin NC You're smart to start gradually and small. Kinda like learning to play the piano - go slow. Accuracy and speed (or in our case size) will come. The mistake I made at first (aside from excessive ambition and hence scale) was...

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  4. Dealing with CSA Shortfall

    Courtesy of James K., Virtually Green, San Francisco, CA Is there one or more people in your area who might back up your offerings of your CSA box? In other words, who are farmer friends who'd be willing to sell at or near cost to you the veggies you need...

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  5. Capitalizing a Farm Start-up

    Courtesy of James K., Virtually Green, San Francisco, CA If your SPIN business is short of capital for start-up you might consider finding a partner who does have money. A partner can help you keep going when you encounter difficulties, can help with the farm work when you're sick or...

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