Dorothy and John Priske from the Fountain Prairie Inn and Farms
photo Lili Calfee-Miller    
Great Places to Find Information about Farming Alternatives
National Agricultural Library (NAL), Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC). Nice descriptions of what to look for on each website.
Farming Alternatives //

List of Alternative Crops & Enterprises for Small Farm Diversification

Pay special attention to various states’ websites on specialty and alternative crops; listed under “Extension Office or Land Grant University Directories and Publication Sites”.
Alternative Crops & Enterprises //

Agricultural Marketing
Penn State
A treasure trove of business hyperlinks; make sure you are using the latest version edition (7.1.0) of Adobe Reader to read the PDF documents.
Agricultural Marketing // Penn State

Alternative Crops and Plants
National Agricultural Library, AFSIC
Looking for something new to plant?
Alternative Crops and Plants //
Be careful to check the sub headings in the right hand column as well as websites noted in the ‘spotlight’ section.

Grazing Systems and Alternative Livestock Breeds
National Agricultural Library, AFSIC
A wide variety of livestock production alternatives, from raising unusual animals to utilizing pasture-based systems to developing value-added animal products. Be sure to note sub headings in the right hand column.
Grazing Systems and Alternative Livestock Breeds //

Good sources of information to learn about your prospective market:

Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini” by Elizabeth Schneider. Imagine 350 vegetables from the culinary point of view; preparation, storage and cooking methods. This would be very useful for your produce information sheets.
Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini:
Amazon, Harper Collins