Business Resources for the Small Farmer

While economies of scale favor large operations, there’s still hope for the small-time farmer. UC Santa Cruz just released Teaching Direct Marketing and Small Farm Viability: Resources for Instructors, 604 pages of tools and resources for teaching business planning and the latest marketing skills to keep small farms economically viable. (thanks Elizabeth!)

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.