Clifton Slade - A Diversified Production System

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Clifton Slade - A Diversified Production System

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

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