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High School Plus Training

Entrepreneur - An entrepreneur is someone who assumes the financial risk of beginning and managing a new venture. The venture can be based on a totally new idea, a new way of doing something, a new location, or attempting something no one else has done before. An entrepreneur needs to be a self-starter, a positive thinker and a disciplined person to handle the many responsibilities involved in running a business. Starting any new enterprise can be risky from both a financial and personal viewpoint. Before investing money, time, and energy into a new venture in special agricultural products and services, new entrepreneurs should complete personal, market, project feasibility, and financial evaluations. Before beginning a business in a field the entrepreneur should have experience working in the industry first. Understanding of record keeping and basic bookkeeping are a must. Salary depends on length of time in business and type of business.

Examples of Entrepreneurs in Agritourism:

  • Farm Stands - selling fresh produce
  • Christmas Tree Farms
  • U-Pick Operations
  • Farm Tours
  • Maple Syrup Production and Sales
  • Greenhouse and Sale of flowers and plants
  • Wineries
  • Livestock Breeding and Sales


Sale of Homemade Food Products - The sale of food products can be done with training in the farming industry. No formal education is required, not even a high school degree is necessary, but you do need specific training in growing produce, wheat, corn, barley, or other foods and raising farm animals and preparing their meat or milk for sale. Income varies widely.

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