Some of the enterprises of Rural System have beautiful products, interesting things to sell, things that add profits and reduce the costs of achieving its objectives. There may be little difference between products and services but here we're listing the physical things, most of which are for sale. Though many products from the System are not trees, animal, soil, water, or fish, the product sales contribute to reducing the costs of achieving the central profit-making objective of the Rural System concept, thus a progressive, learning, improving system can be developed.
Basic premises: Land "produces" things. These may be negative (e.g., chemically-bound substances that cannot be used), neutral, or positive, They may be viewed as "goods," as "income," or as "benefits," but these words overload the decision process with multiple past definitions and yet-debated, even un-identified nominal units concepts. We call these things that are produced product units. They may provide service, aid in work, provide pleasure (art), provide or enhance memories, enable and augment membership, and stimulate ideas.
Those staff working with products seek reasonable returns but emphasize very satisfied customers and low prices. The intent is to have people return or to encourage others to return to the cybercatalog and to the other offerings of the General Store . If they do not, then some of the objectives of Rural System cannot be achieved. Products and crafts can enhance the overall Rural System experiences and allow many benefits to be recalled and appreciated for many years. The good souvenir .. practical, useful, beautiful things .. not roadside junk ... can add significantly to the experiences of local people as well as visitors to rural the lands and waters.
|Rural System sells products of the Goats System, for example, all of the standard dairy products, hides, meat, cooked products, bone meal, grazing services, photographs, bells, pure-bred sales, and transgenic products..all in cooperation. Our special orientation is that the computer-aided, well managed Goats System is an animal-oriented and ecology-oriented system but by working with an advertising, packaging and delivery, profit-oriented sales group, the total system resource returns can be substantial and sustained.|
Work with us. Let us work with you. Advertise your products here. We are eager to form strong working relations that help stabilize the economy of the rural community and thus the quality of life there.
Contact Jim Loux Allegheny Brokerage Company, Inc. licensed customs brokers for information and expertise about international sales.
Consider involvement with "Virginia Grown" labeling suggested by the following note from Cooperative Extension:
"Look for the Virginia Grown and/or the Virginia's Finest labels at tree farms and farm sales stands. Ask where and how the trees are grown - many times you'll be asking the grower themselves! Plus, consider the many associated products such as evergreen ropes, swags, wreaths and loose greenery. And for gift-giving - there's fruit, nuts, wines, cheeses and other dairy products, meats, jams and jellies, crafts and many other products all made in Virginia, from Virginia forests, produce and livestock, by Virginians. Some of these products can be located by visiting the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) website: http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/ and clicking on Consumer Services on left side of the page. "
Charcoal products, especially for garden enhancement may be explored. See David Richert email@example.com (276) 228-2879 (August 7, 2009 demonstration of burner near Blacksburg)
Perhaps you will share ideas with me about some of the topic(s) above. Maybe we can work together.
Robert H. Giles, Jr.
Last revision: October 22, 2006