Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Top Ten Topics of the Year

MAC has been an integral piece of MU Extension for more than 20 years. I have been with MAC for close to 15 of those years. Over the span of my tenure here, I have seen hot topics come and hot topics go. For example, remember when emu and ostriches were "the thing?" But once the breeders market collapsed so did the production of these birds simply because there wasn't a market for the meat and the industry for using the oil for lotions and other beauty products wasn't quite developed. As you read through this top 10 list of "hot topics" for the past 16 months, keep in mind the outcome - in other words, the market. Who will buy what you have to sell?

Top Ten Topics (January 2007 to April 2008)
1. Rabbits
2. Meat Goats
3. Smokehouses/Smokers
4. Nursery Production
5. Cooperatives/Cooperation
6. Medicinal Herbs
7. Worms
8. Agritourism
9. Marketing
10. Goats

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