Whole Farm Management: From Start-Up to Sustainability

Category: Book
Edited By: Stephenson, Garry
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Agribusiness
  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Small Business
  HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
  TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Organic
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Published: October 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 10.00in x 8.00in
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$ 39.95
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From The Publisher*Farming is a business, as well as a way of life. Whole Farm Management is a comprehensive guide developed by the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University to help aspiring and beginner farmers make smart, strategic business decisions to ensure lasting success. In clear, accessible language, readers are led through every essential step, from developing a strategic plan to acquiring equipment, establishing infrastructure, finding markets, budgeting, managing day-to-day operations, and selecting a business structure for long-term viability. The emphasis throughout is on using sustainable agricultural systems and managing the whole farm, whether raising grass-based livestock, perennial food crops, or annual crops such as flowers. Case studies of successful farms, along with guidance and solutions to common problems from long-time farmers, round out this essential handbook.
From The Publisher*This essential guide leads aspiring and beginning farmers through the business aspects of starting, growing, and maintaining a successful farming enterprise, from goal-setting and thinking like an entrepreneur to selecting equipment, evaluating markets, managing financials, farming with natural systems, and dealing with the day-to-day challenges of operation.