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Loon Organics
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The Loon Organics case study was prepared as a prototype for a database of case studies that is under development. It features a pair of Minnesota farmers who have been producing and marketing organic vegetables since 2005. The case study illustrates how the keys to long-term farming success include not only hands-on production experience but also measured growth, careful planning, asset management, financial analysis, and strategic marketing. The second case study features a pair of Minnesotans who farm near Duluth. Cindy Hale and Jeff Hall raise pastured poultry and hogs, produce herbs in a passive greenhouse, and use integrated pest management to grow apples in new and restored heritage orchards. As with Loon Organics, their story shows that goal setting, record keeping, financial management, and gradual expansion have set them on the path to success.

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