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Best Agricultural Small Business Ideas

Discussion in 'Agriculture Business' started by Celestina Angel Serome, Aug 9, 2019.

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  1. Celestina Angel Serome

    Celestina Angel Serome Administrator Staff Member

    Agricultural Business Ideas

    You don't need a large space before you can start your agricultural business, you can start on a low scale or even plant some crops in small or vertical containers at your back yard garden, and later expand the business. Agriculture has many business opportunities that one could venture into, and quite profitable as well.

    It is always a good move to start on a low scale, so as to learn and know more about the business. Below are some small agricultural business ideas for anyone who would like to venture into agriculture.

    Farmer’s Market Vending

    A farmers' market is a physical retail marketplace intended to sell foods directly by farmers to consumers. Farmers' markets may be indoors or outdoors and typically consist of booths, tables or stands where farmers sell their homegrown produce, live animals and plants, and sometimes prepared foods and beverages. Farmers' markets exist in many countries worldwide and reflect the local culture and economy

    Whether you live in the city or rural places, you can take the food that you grow or produce and sell it at local farmers’ markets to earn an income.

    Herb Growing

    Herbs have long been revered for both their medicinal and culinary value. They may cure colds, help you sleep and add flavor and zest to dinner. Fortunately for home gardeners, growing herbs is relatively easy. They thrive in just about any type of soil, do not require much fertilizer, and are not often bothered by insect or disease pests.

    Herbs like basil, parsley and mint can make for great agriculture products. So you can grow it at your home or farm and sell it.

    Vegetable Farming

    Vegetable farming is the growing of vegetables for human consumption. The practice probably started in several parts of the world over ten thousand years ago, with families growing vegetables for their own consumption or to trade locally.

    You can also plant a variety of different vegetables and harvest them to sell or make into different products.

    Livestock Feed Manufacturing

    This refers to the process of producing animal feed from raw agricultural product for different species of animals at different life stages.

    Even if you don’t have enough space to actually farm livestock, you can still contribute to the industry by manufacturing feed for livestock.

    Fruit Growing

    Or you could grow and harvest various types of fruit to sell or make into other fruit based products.

    Field Crop Farming

    Soybeans, cloves and other types of crops require a fair amount of field space to grow. But if you have the land, you can harvest specific crops to sell to food producers.

    Nursery Operation

    nursery is a set of agricultural facilities in which plants are planted, germinate, mature and harden all types of plants. In agriculture they are frequently named as nursery to commercial establishments that perform the fruit trees spreading in order to their subsequent sale to farmers

    You can also start your own nursery where you grow and sell different types of plants to consumers or businesses.

    Dairy Farming

    If you have the space and the ability to care for cows or other dairy animals, you could start your own dairy farms where you produce milk, cheese and similar products.

    Poultry Farming

    Or you could focus on caring for chickens and other poultry animals to supply food production companies.

    Fish Farming

    Fish farming is also a growing sector of the agriculture – or in this case, aquaculture – industry. The process requires raising fish in large tanks or enclosures.

    Rabbit Raising

    You can also raise rabbits for a variety of different purposes within small pens or similar enclosures.

    Snail Farming

    If you’re looking for a very small type of animal to raise, you might consider snails. It might sound strange, but you can raise snails for use in escargot. And snail slime can also be used by companies for a variety of different purposes.

    Mushroom Farming

    You could also start a farm where you focus specifically on growing various types of mushrooms.

    Honey Production

    For example, you can harvest honey from beehives and sell it to consumers or processors.

    Beeswax Processing

    You can also collect and process beeswax and sell it to companies or individuals that use it to make candles and similar products.

    Soy Production

    Soy is another popular substance that can be used in a variety of different products. So if you can harvest and process it, you can sell it to companies for various uses.

    Food Delivery

    If you grow or process food items, you can also build a business around delivering fresh food items to local consumers who want to buy local products.

    Bulk Foodstuff Wholesaling

    You could also harvest food that can be sold in bulk, like rice or corn product, that you can sell wholesale to food production companies.

    Weed Killer Production

    Or you could start a B2B business that produces weed killer specifically for farmers or other agricultural businesses.

    Fruit Canning

    If you grow or process fruit, you can can it to sell to consumers or food companies.

    Juice Production

    Juice is another popular fruit based product that you could potentially make and sell at farmers’ markets or other venues.

    Meat Packing

    You can also start a business that processes meat products to sell to consumers or grocery markets.

    Hatchery Operation

    Or you could focus on collecting and selling chicken eggs.

    Florist Business

    You could even start a florist business where you grow your own flowers to use in different products and arrangements.

    Spice Production

    There are also plenty of different plants you can grow that will allow you to create various spices that you can process and sell.

    Organic Gardening

    You could also specialize in organic gardening practices so you can market your products to health and eco-conscious consumers.

    Sustainable Farm Consulting

    Or you could even offer your expertise to other farmers or agriculture businesses that want to utilize sustainable methods as a consultant.

    Agricultural Equipment Rental

    If you have the capital to purchase farming or agriculture equipment, you could start a business where you rent or lease that equipment out to farmers.

    Goat Rentals

    People who have a lot of land and don’t want to spend the time to mow it could potentially use the help of goats. So you could start your own business where you care for goats and then rent them out for that purpose.

    Christmas Tree Farming

    You could also grow pine trees on your property and then sell them to nearby customers around the holidays to use as Christmas trees.

    Firewood Production

    Or if you have other types of trees on your land, you could sell the firewood to those who need it. Creating a long term sustainable business would depend on expanding the amount of land on which you can harvest trees and also systematic replenishment through continuous replanting.

    Tree Seed Supply

    You could also harvest seeds from different trees and sell them to people who want to plant new ones.

    Oil Production

    There are also various types of plants that you can use to produce oil for cooking or other purposes. So you can process that oil and sell.

    Potted Plant Sales

    Or you could grow different types of plants and then sell them in pots to gardeners or consumers who need them.

    Wool Production

    You could also focus on raising animals like sheep and alpaca for wool production.

    Planting Service

    If you don’t have your own farm but still want to build a business centered around planting crops, you could start your own planting service and work with other farmers or growers in your area.

    Farm Sitting

    Or you could build a business by providing farm sitting services where you take care of people’s farm or land while they travel.

    Petting Zoo Operation

    You could also raise certain animals and then welcome visitors to your farm as part of a petting zoo attraction.

    Educational Farming

    Or you could have a farm where you welcome student groups or those interested in learning more about farming.


    Agritourism or agrotourism involves any agriculturally based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch.

    You could offer a whole tourist experience at your farm where people can come visit and maybe even stay as part of a bed and breakfast type of experience.

    You can choose from the above listed and start a business of your own. If you already have a business idea on agriculture, then go ahead and establish it... Start now, and don't wait for a perfect opportunity!

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