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How to open & operate a financially successful small farm : with companion CD-ROM

Author: Melissa G Nelson
Publisher: Ocala, Fla. : Atlantic Pub. Group, ©2014.
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This book was written for farmers who want their own small farm business. You will learn about the basics of a small farm - what you will need, how your life will change, and what you can expect from the government, your neighbors, and living with plants and livestock. You will learn about how a farmer's lifestyle is different from yours, building a farm plan and evaluating your resources before making decisions.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa G Nelson
ISBN: 9781601383303 1601383304
OCLC Number: 316834132
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Assess yourself : Are you ready for this? --
Resources required : What do you actually need? --
Type of farm : How do you fit in? --
Starting plant production : Where do you begin? --
Beginning animal production --
Researching your markets and selling your products --
Marketing : How do I get the word out effectively? --
Setting up shop : Planning, structuring, licensing, and insurance --
Business management, analysis, and bookkeeping --
Government assistance to farmers --
Loans, grants, and investors --
The business plan --
Maintaining, growing, or selling your business.
Other Titles: How to open and operate a financially successful small farm
Responsibility: Melissa G. Nelson.

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This book was written for farmers who want their own small farm business. You will learn about the basics of a small farm - what you will need, how your life will change, and what you can expect from the government, your neighbors, and living with plants and livestock. You will learn about how a farmer's lifestyle is different from yours, building a farm plan and evaluating your resources before making decisions. You will also learn how to get help and which good farming principles, followed by the top farmers in the world, to trust. The nature of soil, working with soil, and the essence of crop rotation are all outlined in detail to help you make better decisions with your crops. You will also learn how to use green manure and cover crops to protect your plants and the environment.

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