You Can Farm

You Can Farm
Author: Joel Salatin
Release: 1998
Editor: Polyface Incorporated
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0963810928
Language: en
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On the Farm

On the Farm
Author: Heidi E. Thompson
Release: 2021
Editor: Pebble
Pages: 33
ISBN: 9781977133144
Language: en
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Treat kids to a seek-and-find field trip to the farm. Kids will discover the different animals, machines, and buildings found on a farm in these full-color photo puzzles. Pictographs and word labels are included in each to-find list.

Your Successful Farm Business

Your Successful Farm Business
Author: Joel Salatin
Release: 2017
Editor: Polyface
Pages: 300
ISBN: 0963810987
Language: en
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Twenty years ago Joel Salatin wrote You Can Farm, which has launched thousands of farm entrepreneurs around the world. With another 20 years of experience under his belt, bringing him to the half-century mark as a full-time farmer, he decided to build on that foundation with a sequel, a graduate level curriculum. Everyone who reads and enjoys that previous work will benefit from this additional information. In those 20 years, Polyface Farm progressed from a small family operation to a 20-person, 6,000-customer, 50-restaurant business, all without sales targets, government grants, or an off-farm nest egg. As a germination tray for new farmers ready to take over the 50 percent of America's agricultural equity that will become available over the next two decades, Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley stands as a beacon of hope in a food and farming system floundering in dysfunction: toxicity, pathogenicity, nutrient deficiency, bankruptcy, geezers, and erosion. Speaking into that fear and confusion, Salatin offers a pathway to success, with production, profit, and pleasure thrown in for good measure.

We re Going to the Farm

We re Going to the Farm
Author: Nancy Streza
Release: 2013-09-23
Editor: Xist Publishing
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781623954918
Language: en
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A sing-along-story set to the cadence of The Farmer in the Dell, featuring horses, chickens and lots of farming fun! It’s time to go to the farm, but what will we do there? Toddlers and preschoolers will love the rhythmic and repetitive text which can be read or sung. Features full screen illustrations and pop-up text.

Folks This Ain t Normal

Folks  This Ain t Normal
Author: Joel Salatin
Release: 2011-10-10
Editor: Center Street
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781455505685
Language: en
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From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact. Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture" and profiled in the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, understands what food should be: Wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life. And his message doesn't stop there. From child-rearing, to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller's knack for the revealing anecdote. Salatin's crucial message and distinctive voice--practical, provocative, scientific, and down-home philosophical in equal measure--make FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL a must-read book.

Start Your Farm

Start Your Farm
Author: Forrest Pritchard,Ellen Polishuk
Release: 2018-09-10
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9781615195138
Language: en
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A totally modern, all-purpose handbook for today’s agricultural dreamers—covering the challenges and triumphs of launching any successful farm—from two leading lights in sustainable farming Do you dream of starting your own farm but wonder where to begin? Or do you already have a farm but wish to become more sustainable to compete in today's market? Start Your Farm, the first comprehensive business guide of its kind, covers these essential questions and more: Why be a farmer in the 21st century? Do you have what it takes? What does sustainable really mean, and how can a small (as little as one acre) to midsize farm survive alongside commodity-scale agriculture? How do you access education, land, and other needs with limited capital? How can you reap an actual profit, including a return on land investment? How do you build connections with employees, colleagues, and customers? At the end of the day, how do you measure success? (Hint: Cash your lifestyle paycheck.) More than a practical guide, Start Your Farm is a hopeful call to action for anyone who aspires to grow wholesome, environmentally sustainable food for a living. Take it from Forrest Pritchard and Ellen Polishuk: Making this dream a reality is not for the faint of heart, but it's well within reach—and there's no greater satisfaction under the sun!

Never Bet the Farm

Never Bet the Farm
Author: Anthony Iaquinto,Stephen Spinelli, Jr.
Release: 2010-12-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1118041003
Language: en
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In Never Bet the Farm two leading entrepreneurs, Anthony Iaquinto and Stephen Spinelli, turn much of the so-called expert advice for entrepreneurs on its head. They show that by preparing for setbacks and using a framework that can help reduce risks and simplify decision making, entrepreneurs can increase their probability for success. They refute the idea that there is an ideal entrepreneurial “type,” and show that luck can be as important as a business plan in many enterprises. Above all, the authors emphasize that entrepreneurship is a career, not a one-time event, and winners are those who can keep themselves in the game. Never Bet the Farm is an easy-to-understand and attractive tool for anyone who has a business idea, but who might be wary of the risks implied in starting their own business.

The Farm That Feeds Us

The Farm That Feeds Us
Author: Nancy Castaldo
Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: words & pictures
Pages: 83
ISBN: 9780711242531
Language: en
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Where does our food come from? What role do farms play? What’s it like to be a farmer? In this charmingly illustrated book, follow a farm throughout the year to discover how the farmer grows fresh and tasty food for us to eat in a sustainable and natural way. Explore the workings of a small-scale, organic family farm and experience the rhythm of farm life. In the spring, visit the chicken coop, till the fields, and tour the farm machinery. When summer comes, plant corn, meet the pollinators, and head to the county fair. In the fall, make pies and preserves, harvest pumpkins, and put the fields to sleep. Winter activities include trimming and pruning the orchard, seed shopping, and baking bread. To conclude your year on the farm, learn what you can do to support the farmers who pick our carrots and raise the cows for our milk. A glossary defines key sustainable farming terms. Through this colorful and intimate look at life on a small-scale farm, children will learn not only how the farm feeds us, but how the farmer must feed and care for the farm.

The Lean Farm

The Lean Farm
Author: Ben Hartman
Release: 2015
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781603585927
Language: en
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A practical, systems-based approach for a more sustainable farming operation To many people today, using the words "factory" and "farm" in the same sentence is nothing short of sacrilege. In many cases, though, the same sound business practices apply whether you are producing cars or carrots. Author Ben Hartman and other young farmers are increasingly finding that incorporating the best new ideas from business into their farming can drastically cut their wastes and increase their profits, making their farms more environmentally and economically sustainable. By explaining the lean system for identifying and eliminating waste and introducing efficiency in every aspect of the farm operation, The Lean Farm makes the case that small-scale farming can be an attractive career option for young people who are interested in growing food for their community. Working smarter, not harder, also prevents the kind of burnout that start-up farmers often encounter in the face of long, hard, backbreaking labor. Lean principles grew out of the Japanese automotive industry, but they are now being followed on progressive farms around the world. Using examples from his own family's one-acre community-supported farm in Indiana, Hartman clearly instructs other small farmers in how to incorporate lean practices in each step of their production chain, from starting a farm and harvesting crops to training employees and selling goods. While the intended audience for this book is small-scale farmers who are part of the growing local food movement, Hartman's prescriptions for high-value, low-cost production apply to farms and businesses of almost any size or scale that hope to harness the power of lean in their production processes.

The New Farm

The New Farm
Author: Brent Preston
Release: 2017-05-02
Editor: Random House Canada
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780345811875
Language: en
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The inspiring and sometimes hilarious story of a family that quit the rat race and left the city to live out their ideals on an organic farm, and ended up building a model for a new kind of agriculture. You know those books where the city folks move to the country and have all kinds of crazy misadventures? Where the barnyard is a place of bucolic harmony and each passing season brings the author closer to understanding his proper place in the natural order? You know those books where the primary objective is not so much farming, but writing about farming? This isn’t that kind of book. It’s true that Brent Preston and Gillian Flies did leave the city and move to the country, and they did make a lot of stupid mistakes, some of which are pretty funny in hindsight. But their goal from the beginning was to build a real farm, one that would sustain their family, heal their environment, and nourish their community. It was a goal that was achieved not through bucolic self-reflection, but through a decade of grinding toil and perseverance. Told with humour and heart in Preston’s unflinchingly honest voice, The New Farm is the story of one family’s transition from die-hard urbanites to bona fide farmers and passionate advocates for a more just and sustainable food system. It’s the story of how a couple of young professionals learned not just how to grow food, but how to succeed at the business of farming. And it’s the story of how a small, sustainable, organic farm ended up providing not just a livelihood, but a happy, meaningful and fulfilling way of life.

Thank You Farm

Thank You  Farm
Author: Editors of Storey Publishing
Release: 2021-10-26
Editor: Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 22
ISBN: 9781635864977
Language: en
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Featuring the adorable illustrations of Jade Orlando, this charming board book invites babies and toddlers to say thank you to their animal friends and all the gifts of food that come from the farm.

One Woman Farm

One Woman Farm
Author: Jenna Woginrich
Release: 2013-09-30
Editor: Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781603428675
Language: en
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In this inspiring memoir, Jenna Woginrich reflects on the joys, sorrows, trials, and blessings discovered through a year of homesteading. With eloquent prose, delightful illustrations, and inspiring snippets of poetry, Woginrich revels in the unique charms of each season on the land. Full of poignant observations and fascinating tidbits of farming lore, this book is a heartfelt testament to the deep fulfillment one can find in the practical tasks and timeless rituals of an agricultural life.

Sleep Tight Farm

Sleep Tight Farm
Author: Eugenie Doyle
Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781452153377
Language: en
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A captivating exploration of how a family gets a farm ready for the snow of winter, Sleep Tight Farm lyrically connects each growing season to the preparations at the very end of the farm year. This beautiful and informative book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons, from spring's new growth, summer's heat, and fall's bounty to winter's well-earned rest. All year long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it's time to sleep. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.

Hobby Farm

Hobby Farm
Author: Carol Ekarius
Release: 2012-01-03
Editor: Fox Chapel Publishing
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781937049454
Language: en
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This beautiful book offers an intimate look at life on a hobby farm. From finding a farm to creating a business, to choosing what to plant to canning fruits, Hobby Farm will teach readers how to reap the benefits of rustic life with sound guidance.

At the Farm

At the Farm
Author: Czeena Devera
Release: 2019-01-01
Editor: Cherry Lake
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9781534140356
Language: en
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At the Farm explores the familiar sights and animals a reader might find at the farm. The book utilizes curriculum based text to get children comfortable with reading and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful animal photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book. Book includes author biography and teaching guides.

Farm to Table

Farm to Table
Author: Darryl Benjamin,Lyndon Virkler
Release: 2016
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781603586726
Language: en
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"A century ago, virtually all food -- fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, and dairy -- was local, grown at home or sourced within a few miles. But today, most food consumed in the United States comes from industrial farms and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), with ramifications to our health, our environment, and our economy. The tide is turning, however, thanks to what has been called the "farm-to-table" movement. In Farm to Table, Darryl Benjamin and Chef Lyndon Virkler explore both the roots of our current, corporate food system malaise, and the response by small farmers, food co-ops, chefs and restaurateurs, institutions, and many more, to replace the status quo with something more healthy, fair, just, and delicious. Today's consumers are demanding increased accountability from food growers and purveyors. Farm to Table illuminates the best practices and strategies for schools, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and other businesses and institutions, to partner with local farmers and food producers, from purchasing to marketing. Readers will also learn about the various alternative techniques that farms are employing - from permaculture to rotation-intensive grazing - to produce better tasting and more nutritious food, restore environmental health, and meet consumer demand. A one-of-a-kind resource, Farm to Table shows how to integrate truly sustainable principles into every juncture of our evolving food system."--Back cover.

Build Your Own Farm Tools

Build Your Own Farm Tools
Author: Josh Volk
Release: 2021-08-17
Editor: Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781635863215
Language: en
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From Josh Volk, author of the best-selling Compact Farms, these inventive tools and step-by-sep instructions for making and modifying them, help small, diversified farms simplify and streamline their operations for less wear and tear on human workers and for greater efficiency overall.

Over on the Farm

Over on the Farm
Author: Marianne Berkes
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781584695516
Language: en
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Learning becomes fun with this book about animals on the farm. In Over on the Farm, amazing artwork and rhyming text sung to the tune of "Over in the meadow" will inspire children in classrooms and at home to appreciate the world around us! Welcome to the farm, where pigs roll, goats nibble, horses gallop, hens peck, and turkeys strut! Count, clap, and sing along to the classic tune of "Over in the Meadow" while learning about life on a classic farm. This book is one of Marianne's own favorites, and is a delight for children and adults alike. Cathy's illustrations are charming. Kids love counting books, too! And as usual, Marianne offers up a potpourri of valuable information about farm animals and suggestions for child-friendly activities. Backmatter Includes: Further information about mountains and the animals in this book! Music and song lyrics to "Over on the Farm" sung to the tune "Over in the Meadow"!

Bet the Farm

Bet the Farm
Author: Beth Hoffman
Release: 2021-10-05
Editor: Island Press
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781642831597
Language: en
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"Eloquent and detailed...It's hard to have hope, but the organized observations and plans of Hoffman and people like her give me some. Read her book -- and listen." -- Jane Smiley, The Washington Post In her late 40s, Beth Hoffman decided to upend her comfortable life as a professor and journalist to move to her husband's family ranch in Iowa--all for the dream of becoming a farmer. There was just one problem: money. Half of America's two million farms made less than $300 in 2019, and many struggle just to stay afloat. Bet the Farm chronicles this struggle through Beth's eyes. She must contend with her father-in-law, who is reluctant to hand over control of the land. Growing oats is good for the environment but ends up being very bad for the wallet. And finding somewhere, in the midst of COVID-19, to slaughter grass finished beef is a nightmare. If Beth can't make it, how can farmers who confront racism, lack access to land, or don't have other jobs to fall back on hack it? Bet the Farm is a first-hand account of the perils of farming today and a personal exploration of more just and sustainable ways of producing food.

F Is for Farm

F Is for Farm
Author: Ashley Marie Mireles
Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: Familius
Pages: 20
ISBN: 9781641705417
Language: en
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An A through Z primer that brings kids to a modern farm!