Department of Agricultural Economics Extension

Alternative Enterprise Basics

Alternative Enterprises: Profitability, Resources, Information points out business planning resources for producers contemplating a new venture. Alternative Enterprise Basics: Marketing, Enthusiasms, Risk looks at considerations when starting a new business or enterprise. Alternative Enterprise Basics: Oklahoma Regulations for Slaughter Facilities examines regulations for slaughter facilities in Oklahoma. Alternative Enterprise Basics: Small-Scale Poultry Production discusses starting a small poultry operation.

Video / (Audio only)

PPT/ PPT handout PDF

Software tools

 Alternative Enterprise Basics: Profitability, Resources, Information / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Alternative Enterprise Basics: Marketing, Enthusiasms, Risk / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Alternative Enterprise Basics: Oklahoma Regulations for Slaughter Facilities / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Alternative Enterprise Basics: Small Scale Poultry Production / (Audio)          PDF/ PPT
 Case discussion


OSU Publications

  • What’s Realistic on 50 Acres of Pasture webinar
  • Developing a Business Plan for Value-Added Agricultural Products
  • 10 FAQs of Start-up Food Business Owners
  • A Guide to Marketing Locally Produced Eggs in Oklahoma
  • Broiler Production: Considerations for Potential Growers
  • A Resource Guide for Beginning Farmers in Oklahoma
  • Are You Making a Profit on Your Products?
  • Budgets: Their Use in Farm Management, AGEC-139
  • Funding for Small-Scale Farms: Tips for Grant and Loan Proposals, AGEC-267
  • Backyard Flock Production
  • Small Flock Biosecurity for Prevention of Avian Influenza
  • FSA Publications

  • Microloans
  • Non-insured Assistance Program
  • Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program
  • Other Publications

  • Local Veterinarian Coccidiosis
  • Internal Parasites of Poultry
  • External Parasites of Poultry
  • Websites

  • Enterprise Budgets
  • Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
  • Iowa State University Alternative Enterprise Budgets
  • Ag Risk & Farm Management Library
  • Ag Alternatives
  • AgPlan
  • Small Business Administration
  • Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
  • ATTRA National Center for Appropriate Technology
  • Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
  • ODAFF Grants/ Loans
  • ODAFF Meat & Poultry Inspection Compliance
  • ODAFF Poultry & Egg Section
  • New Veterinary Feed Directive Guidelines for Antibiotics in Livestock Feed
  • ODAFF Food Safety
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