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Small Farms Can Equal Big Pay!

Choose the right products, process and market them effectively, and you too can join the ranks of top-earning farmers, some of whom gross nearly $100,000 per acre. Whether you're buying a new farm or jump-starting an old one, Ron Macher's down-to-earth advice on planning, farming, and marketing you'll soon make your farm profitable — and find satisfaction doing it.

Macher shares proven methods for farming smarter and explores today's new crops, new livestock, and new markets that translate into new ways to make money. Making Your Small Farm Profitable explains how to:

  • Exploit lucrative niche markets that others overlook
  • Plan for optimal farm efficiency
  • Determine equipment requirements and estimate machinery costs
  • Compare costs against profit for common vegetables and livestock
  • Sell your products a dozen different ways

Synopsis:

Small Farms Can Equal Big Pay!

Choose the right products, process and market them effectively, and you too can join the ranks of top-earning farmers, some of whom gross nearly $100,000 per acre. Whether you're buying a new farm or jump-starting an old one, Ron Macher's down-to-earth advice on planning, farming, and marketing you'll soon make your farm profitable — and find satisfaction doing it.

Macher shares proven methods for farming smarter and explores today's new crops, new livestock, and new markets that translate into new ways to make money. Making Your Small Farm Profitable explains how to:

* Exploit lucrative niche markets that others overlook

* Plan for optimal farm efficiency

* Determine equipment requirements and estimate machinery costs

* Compare costs against profit for common vegetables and livestock

* Sell your products a dozen different ways

Synopsis:

This practical, step-by-step guide to operating a small farm in the new millennium examines 20 alternative farming enterprises. Readers will learn how to target niche markets and sustain a farm's biological and economic health.

About the Author

Ron Macher is publisher and editor of Small Farm Today, a magazine read by 26,000 farmers in the 50 states and in 15 countries. He has also written the Storey title, Making Your Small Farm Profitable, a book filled with proven methods and reasonable planning, farming, and marketing advice. Ron has been a farmer for more than 30 years. His success has rewarded him many times, including being named one of the top 25 agricultural leaders in the United States by Farmer's Digest as well. He currently serves on the Missouri Governor's Advisory Council on Agriculture and on the USDA-SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) Executive Committee.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

I. Getting Started

1. Deciding to Farm

2. Starting a Farm

II. Farming

3. Some Principles of Good Farming

4. A Living, Healthy Soil

5. Weatherproofing Your Farm

III. Planning and Marketing

6. Your Goals and Farm Planning

7. Marketing

8. Selecting Your Enterprise

IV. Management

9. Machinery

10. Farm Management

11. Where We Are Going

Appendix A: Metric Conversions

Appendix B: Resource Lists

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580171618
Foreword:
Kerr, Howard W., Jr.
Author:
Kerr, Howard W., Jr.
Foreword by:
Kerr, Howard W., Jr.
Foreword:
Kerr, Howard W., Jr.
Author:
Macher, Ron
Publisher:
Storey Books
Location:
Pownal, Vt. :
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Small Business
Subject:
Economic aspects
Subject:
Farm management
Subject:
New agricultural enterprises
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Small Business - General
Subject:
Technology-Agriculture - General
Subject:
Business - Small Business
Subject:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
Subject:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Small Business
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.69 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Small Farms Can Equal Big Pay!

Choose the right products, process and market them effectively, and you too can join the ranks of top-earning farmers, some of whom gross nearly $100,000 per acre. Whether you're buying a new farm or jump-starting an old one, Ron Macher's down-to-earth advice on planning, farming, and marketing you'll soon make your farm profitable — and find satisfaction doing it.

Macher shares proven methods for farming smarter and explores today's new crops, new livestock, and new markets that translate into new ways to make money. Making Your Small Farm Profitable explains how to:

* Exploit lucrative niche markets that others overlook

* Plan for optimal farm efficiency

* Determine equipment requirements and estimate machinery costs

* Compare costs against profit for common vegetables and livestock

* Sell your products a dozen different ways

"Synopsis" by ,
This practical, step-by-step guide to operating a small farm in the new millennium examines 20 alternative farming enterprises. Readers will learn how to target niche markets and sustain a farm's biological and economic health.
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