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Harvest of hope : family farming/farming families

Author: Lorraine Garkovich; Janet L Bokemeier; Barbara Foote
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015.
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The image of the family farm as storehouse of the traditional values that built this nation -- self-reliance, resourcefulness, civic pride, family strength, concern for neighbors and community, honesty, and friendliness -- persists, as many recent surveys show. But the reality of this rich tradition is rapidly changing, eroding the security once represented by these nostalgic images of rural America. Although the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Garkovich, Lorraine.
Harvest of Hope : Family Farming/Farming Families.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Garkovich; Janet L Bokemeier; Barbara Foote
ISBN: 9780813159522 0813159520 1322597413 9781322597416 0813119219 9780813119212
OCLC Number: 900344167
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface: Harvest of Hope; Prologue: Basin Spring Farm; 1. Family Farming in Changing Times; 2. The Ties That Bind Farming Families; SECOND DAY OF SPRING; BASIN SPRING FARM; THE TIES THAT BIND FARM FAMILIES; 3. Growing Up on a Family Farm; BASIN SPRING FARM; GROWING UP ON A FAMILY FARM; 4. Merging Families and Business; BASIN SPRING FARM; 5. The Economic Challenges of Farming as a Business; FOOTWORK; BASIN SPRING FARM; THE BUSINESS OF FARMING; 6. Strategies for Business Success in Farming; BASIN SPRING FARM; PLANNING FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS. 7. Public WorkPUBLIC WORK; BASIN SPRING FARM; BALANCING PUBLIC WORK AND FARM LIFE; 8. Farm Families, Neighbors, and Their Communities; BASIN SPRING FARM; 9. An Unbroken Circle of Hope; BOUQUET; BASIN SPRING FARM; IF YOU HAVE TO ASK WHY, YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND THE ANSWER ANYWAY; NEWCOMERS TO FARMING-BUILDING NEW TRADITIONS; STRIKING OUT ON THEIR OWN-CONTINUING THE TRADITION; PASSING ON THE TRADITION; THE END OF A TRADITION; REFLECTIONS ON FAMILY FARMING AND FARMING FAMILIES; Epilogue: Basin Spring Farm; Index.
Responsibility: Lorraine Garkovich, Janet L. Bokemeier, Barbara Foote.

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The image of the family farm as storehouse of the traditional values that built this nation -- self-reliance, resourcefulness, civic pride, family strength, concern for neighbors and community, honesty, and friendliness -- persists, as many recent surveys show. But the reality of this rich tradition is rapidly changing, eroding the security once represented by these nostalgic images of rural America. Although the United States is still by far the world's leading overall producer of agricultural products, the number of American families making their livelihood through farming is much diminished,

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