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HOW TO
START
A
SEED
BUSINESS




As modern agriculture has trended toward mass production of a
limited number of crops, it has become more important than ever
for individuals to save and exchange less common varieties of
seeds. The genetic diversity contained the countless varieties
of available seed stocks provide us with a wealth of plants
with culinary and medicinal value. This variety safeguards us
against narrowly adapted plant pathogens that could easily wipe
out an entire food supply, as in the case of the Irish potato
blight during the 19th century. Starting a seed business is one
way to help preserve the invaluable resource of seed stocks that
has the potential to keep us safe and healthy and greatly improve
the way we eat.




Things You'll Need


Seed stocks

Web site

Seed catalog




Instructions


1. Decide on a focus for your seed business, such as culinary or
medicinal herbs, or organic fruits or vegetables. Research existing
seed companies looking for an open niche you can fill or a specialty
that is underrepresented.

2. Start building a seed bank with seed stocks consistent with the
focus you have chosen for your business. Buy and exchange seeds with
fellow seed savers, and grow plants and harvest their seeds to begin
building your inventory.

3. Design packaging for your seeds. Include information about the
appearance, flavor and uses of the different plants, as well as
instructions for planting and harvesting them, including the best
temperature and season, seed spacing recommendations and ideal
seed planting depth.

4. Design a website and a catalog for your seed business. Include
information about your company's focus. Tell a story about why you
decided to start a seed company and what you uniquely offer. Prepare
descriptions and pictures of the plants that customers can grow from
each of the seed varieties you offer. Include a paper order form in
your print catalog and a secure online ordering form on your website.

5. Market your seed business at events targeted to gardeners, such as
gardening shows and plant sales. Open wholesale accounts with gardening
stores and natural foods stores. Place online advertisements on gardening
blogs, and start a blog of your own to attract potential customers to your
seed selling site.



How to Start a Seed Business
http://www.ehow.com/how_5855254_start-seed-business.html#ixzz2RPJ0adGf



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SECTION 2



SEED
BUSINESS
FELATED
TOPICS




Selling Plants & Flowers
http://www.ehow.com/way_5128593_selling-plants-flowers.html

How to Start a Survival Kit Business
http://www.ehow.com/how_7613392_start-survival-kit-business.html

How to Get Seed Money
http://www.ehow.com/how_5106330_seed-money.html

How to Find Seed Money for a Start-Up
http://www.ehow.com/how_7635853_seed-money-startup.html

How to Start a Business Selling Flower Seeds
http://www.ehow.com/how_4926665_start-business-selling-flower-seeds.html

Starting a Flower Seed Business
http://www.ehow.com/how_6782129_starting-flower-seed-business.html

How to Obtain Seed Money to Start or Expand Your Business
http://www.ehow.com/how_4751129_seed-money-start-expand-business.html

How to Find Seed Money for a Startup
http://www.ehow.com/how_6114480_seed-money-startup.html

How to Choose Seed Companies
http://www.ehow.com/how_5566939_choose-seed-companies.html

How to Start a Feed Store
http://www.ehow.com/how_8355923_start-feed-store.html

Small Business Minority Seed Money Grants
http://www.ehow.com/info_8408628_small-minority-seed-money-grants.html

How to Start a Farm Supply Store
http://www.ehow.com/how_5655433_start-farm-supply-store.html

Definition of Seed Money
http://www.ehow.com/about_6540489_definition-seed-money.html

How to Select Seed for Open-Pollinated Field Corn
http://www.ehow.com/how_5876872_select-seed-open_pollinated-field-corn.html

How to Sell Tree Seeds
http://www.ehow.com/how_7840829_sell-tree-seeds.html

DIY Seed Starting Stand
http://www.ehow.com/how_12176516_diy-seed-starting-stand.html



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SECTION 3



SEED
BIZ
BUSINESS
LINKS




Agricultural Seeds
http://www.monsanto.com/products/Pages/monsanto-agricultural-seeds.aspx

Agriculture Seed
http://agriculture.exportersindia.com/plant-seed/

Best Vegetable Seed Companies
http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/best-vegetable-seed-companies-zm0z11zsto.aspx#axzz2RoOAIdYP

Feed and Farm Supply Business Plan
http://www.bplans.com/feed_and_farm_supply_business_plan/company_summary_fc.php#.UX3L0OUo45s

Gurney's Seed and Nursery
http://www.gurneys.com/Default.asp?

How to start a business on a tight budget
http://missmustardseed.com/2011/05/how-to-start-business-on-tight-budget/

How to Start a Feed Store
http://www.startupbizhub.com/how-to-start-a-feed-store.htm

How to Start a Plant Nursery Business
http://www.wikihow.com/Start-a-Plant-Nursery-Business

How to Start a Small Business With Help From a Federal Grant
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/start-small-business-federal-grant-5191.html

Landjournal.com
http://www.hpj.com/archives/2008/aug08/aug4/Familyownedseedbusinessgoes.cfm

Park Seed
http://parkseed.com/default.aspx

Revolution Seeds
http://www.revolutionseeds.net/

SCORE
http://pascohernando.score.org/

Seed Company Business Plan
http://www.masterplans.com/business-plan-articles/seed-company-business-plan

Starting an Agricultural Business
http://www.startupbizhub.com/Starting-an-Agricultural-Business.htm

Starting a Seed Company?
http://www.marijuana.com/threads/starting-a-seed-company.263692/

Starting a Seed Companies Business
http://www.gaebler.com/Starting-a-Seed-Companies-Business.htm

Sustainable Seed Company
http://sustainableseedco.com/

The Victory Seed Company
http://www.victoryseeds.com



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