- Author : Garry Stephenson
- Publsiher : Storey Publishing
- Release : 29 October 2019
- ISBN : 9781635860757
- Page : 312 pages
- Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters
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Book Excerpt : 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, strategic business decisions to ensure lasting success. In clear, accessible language, readers are led through 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. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.