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Whole farm management : from start-up to sustainability / edited by Garry Stephenson ; contributing authors: Nick Andrews, David Chaney, Melissa Fery, Amy Garrett, Lauren Gwin, Melissa Matthewson, Tanya Murray, Heidi Noordijk, Sherri Noxel, Maud Powell, Garry Stephenson, and Josh Volk.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library 630.68 WHO (Text) 33500013181383 New Checked out 07/28/2020
Fosston Public Library 630.68 WHO (Text) 33500013181391 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635860740
  • ISBN: 1635860741
  • ISBN: 9781635860764
  • ISBN: 1635860768
  • Physical Description: 311 pages : color illustrations, 26 cm
  • Publisher: North Adams [Massachusetts] : Storey Publishing, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Growing A Farm -- Strategic Planning -- Farm Infrastructure, Labor, And Energy -- Markets And Marketing -- Business Management For The Farm -- Managing The Whole Farm Ecosystem -- Entrepreneurship, Family Business Dynamics, And Managing Risk.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    *Starred Review* Rather than simply laying out information on how to start a small organic farm, this excellent handbook presents an almost definitive checklist of questions, with possible answers, that would-be farmers must realistically ask themselves before proceeding. "In fact," writes editor Stephenson, director of Oregon State University's Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems, "after reading this book, you might decide not to pursue farming—a positive step that may save you hardships." By "whole farm management," he means working with both the physical farm as well as such intangibles as neighbors, buyers (from direct-market customers to wholesalers), competitors, land-grant-university cooperative extension staff, state and federal agencies, even bankers. Illustrating his points with real-life experiences shared throughout the book by the owners of nine small farms—from a quarter-acre organic-vegetable plot outside Portland, Oregon, to a 94-acre goat farm in north-central Virginia—Stephenson walks the reader through all aspects of the work involved in running a farm, from strategic planning to farm infrastructure, labor, markets and marketing, the farm ecosystem (including soil requirements), and running the business. Appended worksheets are excellent in helping readers assess farm-team skills, decide the crops or livestock they'd like to raise, balance a farm budget, and even determine tractor needs. An wholly practical, accessible guide on the subject. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: New agricultural enterprises.
Farm management.
Farms, Small.
Farm management.
Farms, Small.
New agricultural enterprises.

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