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Finding good farmland : how to evaluate and acquire land for raising crops and animals

Author: Ann Larkin Hansen
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., ©2013.
Series: Storey basics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Find and purchase rural property for the perfect small-scale organic farm of your dreams. a reliable supply of clean water, good drainage, and the right soil for the farming you want to do are a few of the things you'll need. Longtime organic farmer Ann Larkin Hansen describes how to conduct your search. She also recommends investigating what's happening in the neighborhood - now and in the future - and she offers  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Larkin Hansen
ISBN: 9781612120867 1612120865 1603428747 9781603428743
OCLC Number: 805055044
Description: 123 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: Location: where to look for land, and how to begin the search --
Water: source, quantity, reliability, ownership, and quality --
Good land: soil type, fertility, aspect, slope, drainage, and field histories --
Buildings and utilities: house, outbuildings, fences, septic, electric, driveway, and a few other things --
Neighbors and the neighborhood: finding out who the neighbors are and what they're doing, who your future neighbors might be, and the overall quality of life in the area --
Government regulations and services: permits and codes, land use planning and zoning, property taxes, protections and programs for farmers, roads, other government services --
Financing a farm : Finding a lender and convincing them to give you a loan --
Alternative ways to get onto land : Additional ways to acquire land to farm.
Series Title: Storey basics.
Responsibility: Ann Larkin Hansen.

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Find and purchase rural property for the perfect small-scale organic farm of your dreams. a reliable supply of clean water, good drainage, and the right soil for the farming you want to do are a few of the things you'll need. Longtime organic farmer Ann Larkin Hansen describes how to conduct your search. She also recommends investigating what's happening in the neighborhood - now and in the future - and she offers plenty of practical advice on funding your purchase.--COVER.

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