You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farm Enterprise

Front Cover
Polyface, 1998 - Business & Economics - 480 pages
48 Reviews

Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a farming enterprise? Too often people dare not even vocalize this desire because it seems absurd. It's like thinking the unthinkable.

After all, the farm population is dwindling. It takes too much capital to start. The pay is too low. The working conditions are dusty, smelly and noisy: not the place to raise a family. This is all true, and more, for most farmers.

But for farm entrepreneurs, the opportunities for a farm family business have never been greater. The aging farm population is creating cavernous niches begging to be filled by creative visionaries who will go in dynamic new directions. As the industrial agriculture complex crumbles and our culture clambers for clean food, the countryside beckons anew with profitable farming opportunities.

While this book can be helpful to all farmers, it targets the wannabes, the folks who actually entertain notions of living, loving and learning on a piece of land. Anyone willing to dance with such a dream should be able to assess its assets and liabilities; its fantasies and realities. "Is it really possible for me?" is the burning question this book addresses.






What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
20
4 stars
23
3 stars
2
2 stars
3
1 star
0

Review: You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise

User Review  - MG Bianco - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. You can too. If you are at all, even remotely, interested in farming, then you need to read this book. Salatin gives a great, fair, and balanced overview of farming. His ... Read full review

Makes you think

User Review  - Silvrei - Walmart

Joel Salatin wrote a book that encourages the reader to think, to be creative, and to truly consider both the potential costs and benefits, as well as the realistic costs and benefits, of taking the ... Read full review

References to this book

About the author (1998)

Joel Salatin is a farmer at the forefront of the trend toward local food and grass-fed meat. His Polyface Farm has been featured in "Smithsonian" magazine, "National Geographic, Gourmet", and countless other radio, television, and print outlets. When he was profiled on the "Lives of the 21st Century" series with Peter Jennings on ABC World News, his after-broadcast chat room fielded more hits than any other segment to date. Polyface Farm achieved iconic status when it was featured in the"New York Times" bestseller "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan and the award-winning film documentary, "Food, Inc." Salatin is also the author of eight books, including "Everything I Want to Do is Illegal", "Holy Cows and Hog Heaven, " and" Folks, This Ain't Normal."

Bibliographic information