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Table Of Contents

Deciding to Farm
What Is a Small Farm?
Becoming a Farmer
The Farming Life
Agripreneurship
Starting a Farm
Starting a Farm Plan
Evaluating Your Resources
Getting Help
Some Principles of Good Farming
The Physical Nature of Soil
Working the Soil
Our Living Soil
Soil and Plant Roots
Crop Rotation
Cover Crops and Green Manure
Nitrogen and Legumes
Feeding Livestock in Rotations
The Effects of Climate
Water
Altering Your Farm Environment
Extending the Season
Caring for Livestock in Winter
Your Goals and Farm Planning
Planning
Setting Goals
Developing Your Farm Plan
Eight Steps to Identifying the Market
Niche Marketing
All About Niche Markets
Add-on Value
Twelve Ways to Sell Your Products
Pricing Your Product
Advertising
Your Farm as a Destination
Types of Enterprises
Enterprise Cost Analysis
Diversity
Sustainability
Acquiring Machinery
Determining Equipment Size
Variables to Consider
Economics of Machinery
Buying Equipment
Recipe for Success
Knowledge Is Power
Making Choices
Management Tools
Managing Labor
Planning for Farm Efficiency
Land and Farms
Industrialization of Agriculture
Farms and People
Success on Sustainable Farms
My Vision
Books
Federal Agencies
Map Sources
Supplies
Index
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Making Your Small Farm Profitable; Apply 25 Guiding Principles, Develop New Crops & New Markets, Maximize Net Profits per Acre

Making Your Small Farm Profitable; Apply 25 Guiding Principles, Develop New Crops & New Markets, Maximize Net Profits per Acre

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This practical, step-by-step guide to operating a small farm in the new millennium examines 20 alternative farming enterprises. Readers will learn how to target niche markets and sustain a farm's biological and economic health.
This practical, step-by-step guide to operating a small farm in the new millennium examines 20 alternative farming enterprises. Readers will learn how to target niche markets and sustain a farm's biological and economic health.

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Publish date: Jan 18, 1999
Added to Scribd: Mar 17, 2011
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781603425353
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