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Whole Farm Management: From Start-Up to Sustainability

Garry Stephenson

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Paperback (BC)
01 Dec 2019
Storey Publishing
288 pages - 203 x 254 x 18mm


For more than 10 years, the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University has taught a workshop series for beginning farmers and ranchers titled Growing Farms: Successful Whole Farm Management. This book grew out of that series. All of the contributors are experienced or expert in organic/sustainable farming or family business management. The book guides the reader through a sequence of steps, from visualising what their farm will be once fully realised and conducting marketing research to financial planning and farm management strategies to achieve long-term success and satisfaction. Readers learn principles and practices as they proceed, with case studies of actual farms to demonstrate real-world challenges and solutions.
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.
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