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You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farm Enterprise

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Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a farming enterprise? Too often people dare not even vocalize this desire because it seems absurd. It's like thinking the unthinkable.After all, the farm population is dwindling. It takes too much capital to start. The pay is too low. The working conditions are dusty, smelly and noisy: not the place to raise a family. This is all true, and more, for most farmers.But for farm entrepreneurs, the opportunities for a farm family business have never been greater. The aging farm population is creating cavernous niches begging to be filled by creative visionaries who will go in dynamic new directions. As the industrial agriculture complex crumbles and our culture clambers for clean food, the countryside beckons anew with profitable farming opportunities.While this book can be helpful to all farmers, it targets the wannabes, the folks who actually entertain notions of living, loving and learning on a piece of land. Anyone willing to dance with such a dream should be able to assess its assets and liabilities; its fantasies and realities. "Is it really possible for me?" is the burning question this book addresses.

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This is the book is for anyone who has ever dreamed of being a farmer. Practical and optimistic, You Can Farm gives prospective farmers a clear, step-by-step approach to turn their vision of a farm into a marketable reality. Illuminating both the pitfalls and the promise of farming, Salatin shows how you can make a living, and even a profit, by working the land. This readable guide is packed with advice that takes into account the whole farm, from getting along with neighbors to deep bedding livestock.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-452) and index.

About the Author

Joel Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm, arguably the nation's most famous farm since it was profiled in Michael Pollan's New York Times bestseller, The Omnivore's Dilemma and two subsequent documentaries, Food, Inc., and Fresh. An accomplished author and public speaker, Salatin has authored seven books. Recognition for his ecological and local-based farming advocacy includes an honorary doctorate, the Heinz Award, and many leadership awards.

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HappyMo, January 28, 2010 (view all comments by HappyMo)
Excellent information and VERY inspiring to those of us that what to be stewards of the earth and feed ourselves and our customers wholesome, healthy foods.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780963810922
Foreword:
Nation, Allan
Introduction:
Salatin, Joel
Foreword by:
Nation, Allan
Foreword:
Nation, Allan
Author:
Salatin, Joel F.
Author:
Salatin, Joel
Publisher:
Polyface
Location:
Swoope, Va. :
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Success in business
Subject:
Farmers
Subject:
New agricultural enterprises
Subject:
Success in business -- United States.
Subject:
New agricultural enterprises -- United States.
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Business-Start Up Business
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed..
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.25 in 24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This is the book is for anyone who has ever dreamed of being a farmer. Practical and optimistic, You Can Farm gives prospective farmers a clear, step-by-step approach to turn their vision of a farm into a marketable reality. Illuminating both the pitfalls and the promise of farming, Salatin shows how you can make a living, and even a profit, by working the land. This readable guide is packed with advice that takes into account the whole farm, from getting along with neighbors to deep bedding livestock.
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