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Whole Farm Management: From Start-Up to Sustainability

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Whole Farm Management: From Start-Up to Sustainability

Editor  Garry Stephenson
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Farming is a business, as well as a way of life. Whole Farm Management is a comprehensive guide developed by the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University to help aspiring and beginner farmers make smart business decisions to ensure lasting success. In clear, accessible language, this book covers every essential step, from developing a strategic plan to acquiring equipment, establishing infrastructure, finding markets, budgeting, managing day-to-day operations, and selecting a business structure for long-term viability. The emphasis throughout is on using sustainable agricultural systems and managing the whole farm, whether raising grass-based livestock, perennial food crops, or annual crops such as flowers. Case studies of successful farms, along with guidance and solutions to common problems from long-time farmers, round out this essential handbook.

Garry Owen Stephenson, PhD, is the director of the Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, an alternative agriculture program at Oregon State University that focuses on small-scale organic/sustainable agriculture through its Extension Small Farms Program. He is the editor of Oregon Small Farm News and has 30 years’ experience working in an extension education and research role with farmers. 
 

ISBN: 9781635860764

ISBN-10: 9781635860764

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC

Publication Date: 11/12/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/12/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 312

Language: English

Categories

Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Organic

Business & Economics / Industries / Agribusiness

Business & Economics / Small Business