Making Your Small Farm Profitable

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Storey Publishing, Jan 1, 1999 - Business & Economics - 273 pages
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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I enjoyed it enough to read twice. Encourages you to start where you are and grow slowly on as much of a cash basis as possible. Many good, basic ideas about direct marketing and niche markets.

Contents

II Farming
41
III Planning and Marketing
97
IV Management
183
Metric Conversions Chart
243
Resource Lists
244
Index
269
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Ron Macher is publisher and editor of Small Farm Today, a magazine read by 26,000 farmers in the 50 states and in 15 countries. He has also written the Storey title, Making Your Small Farm Profitable, a book filled with proven methods and reasonable planning, farming, and marketing advice. Ron has been a farmer for more than 30 years. His success has rewarded him many times, including being named one of the top 25 agricultural leaders in the United States by Farmer's Digest as well. He currently serves on the Missouri Governor's Advisory Council on Agriculture and on the USDA-SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) Executive Committee.

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