Clifton Slade - A Diversified Production System

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  • 1. A Diversified Production System: Benefits Clifton Slade, Owner Slade Farms, Surry, VA
  • 2. My Story
  • 3. Little Clif
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  • 6. Pop Slade says: “ There’s enough ways for everybody to have a way”
  • 7. Little Clif’s Way
    • Commercial Vegetables
    • Chickens/Eggs
    • Hogs/Sausage
  • 8. Pole Butterbeans
  • 9. Greens
  • 10. Greens – Marketing Day
  • 11. Spring Onions
  • 12. Irish Potatoes
  • 13. Transplanting Watermelons
  • 14. Gleaning Cabbage
  • 15. Gleaning Cabbage
  • 16. High Population Sweetcorn
  • 17. Processing Hogs
  • 18. Processing Hogs
  • 19. Processing Hogs
  • 20. Processing Hogs
  • 21. Processing Hogs
  • 22.  
  • 23. Arnetta’s Chinese Food
  • 24. Meat/Produce Processing
  • 25. Close Row Spacing
  • 26. Organic Compost
  • 27. Organic Compost
  • 28. Spring Onions
  • 29. Laying Plastic
  • 30. Clif’s Invention
  • 31. High Tunnel Greenhouses
  • 32. Irrigation Central
  • 33. Transplant Production
  • 34. Compost
  • 35. Future Sausage
  • 36. Southeast Virginia Water Deficit Chart
  • 37. Beehive
  • 38. Farm Market & Roadside Stands Sycamore Springs Farm Market
  • 39. Three Rules of a Successful Business
    • The customer
    • The customer
    • The customer
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  • 42. Private Label
  • 43. Specialty Item
  • 44. Sycamore Springs Farm Market “ Pumpkin Baby ” Congratulations you are now the proud guardian of an authentic ”Pumpkin Baby”. By making this purchase you agree to do a good deed for a complete stranger within the next 60 days.
  • 45. Don’t Go into it – Grow into it
    • Start small
    • Don’t over-extend yourself
    • Don’t gamble any more than you can afford to lose
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  • 56. Clif’s Keys to Success
    • Irrigation
    • Annual Soil Sampling
    • Marketing
    • Good Old-Fashioned Manners
  • 57. Future Plans
    • Certified Organic
    • Peanuts
    • Seeds
    • Transplants
  • 58.
    • S ustainable
    • L iving
    • A griculture
    • D emonstration
    • E xperiment
    • S tation
  • 59.  
  • 60. Camp Clifton
  • 61. Come to see us!
    • “ The farm gate hangs on welcome hinges”
    • - Pop Slade