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Why cows need names : and more secrets of Amish farms

Author: Randy James
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why Cows Need Names follows one young Amish family as they dream about and then struggle to establish a profitable and quintessentially American small farm. The story begins with Eli Gingerich's first timid phone call to author Randy James, the county agricultural agent in Ohio's Geauga Amish Settlement -- the fourth-largest Amish settlement in the world -- and traces the family's progress over the next five years.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Biographies
Named Person: Eli Gingerich
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randy James
ISBN: 9781606351680 1606351680
OCLC Number: 822667711
Notes: Follow up to: Why cows learn Dutch and other secrets of Amish farms (2005).
Description: x, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A bumpy road ahead --
A new farm ... just think of the possibilities --
Who are these Amish folks? --
The budget numbers --
Get bigger and specialize --
Four big questions --
Binders, planters and other such stuff --
Why cows need names --
Silage 101 --
Lunch, talk, and silage 102 --
Milking --
A family affair --
The comfort of friends --
Horsemeat for breakfast --
Tour the manure --
Manure minutia and lunch --
Drafted out of retirement --
The milk price blues --
"It's what we want to do" --
Chinese under the maple tree --
We always do --
Moving on.
Responsibility: Randy James.
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Agriculture continues to be the largest industry in the US with over 2.2 million farms. Amazingly, well over 100,000 new small family farms have sprung up in the past few years . . . and almost no  Read more...

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