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    Utah State University - Agriculture Publications

    Factors to consider in a small scale agriculture enterprise

    Recent population growth in Utah has resulted in fragmentation of farm land, and an increase in small acreage land parcels. Agricultural enterprises on these small-acreage land parcels can range from part-time hobby farms to full-time businesses. Options range from high-input high-value horticultural crops to minimally managed pasture. Determining the best crop or crops for your small-acreage farm involves considering a number of factors.