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Harvest of hope : family farming/farming families

Author: Lorraine Garkovich; Janet L Bokemeier; Barbara Foote
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 1995. ©1995
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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: Case studies
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Garkovich, Lorraine.
Harvest of hope : family farming/farming families.
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, ©1995
ix, 236 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Garkovich; Janet L Bokemeier; Barbara Foote
ISBN: 9780813159522 0813159520
OCLC Number: 988417136
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2017. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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