Strawberry farming can be successfully accomplished on a commercial scale throughout much of Minnesota, and strawberries are also well suited for small-scale and part-time farming operations. Although the number of acres in Minnesota is relatively small, the value per acre can provide a significant amount of revenue for Minnesota growers. Now, breaking into commercial strawberry farming will be easier than ever with the help of this free interactive e-book from the University of Minnesota, Cold Climate Strawberry Farming.
The e-book goes into detail on important topics such as choosing your market, innovative marketing techniques, comprehensive cultivar recommendations, insurance requirements and other essential business info, and of course best practices for growing strawberries. For those already experienced with commercial strawberries, Cold Climate Strawberry Farming introduces a new, season-extending method of growing strawberries for cold climates using low tunnels and day-neutral cultivars. All content is based on years of research at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Grown, and can be viewed online or downloaded for offline use to any iOS or Android mobile device. Now you can easily bring the information you need right to where you need it.
See the trailer for this e-book on YouTube.
To connect with and join the cold climate strawberry community, join us on Facebook or Twitter. There you will be able to ask connect with and questions of other cold climate strawberry farmers, as well as staff within the Department of Horticultural Science at the University of Minnesota.
This project is funded by a grant from the Walmart Foundation and administered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability. It was created by the Department of Horticultural Science at the University of Minnesota and is copyrighted under a Creative Commons License: BY-NC-ND 4.0