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Author Thistlethwaite, Rebecca.

Title Farms with a future : creating and growing a sustainable farm business / Rebecca Thistlethwaite ; foreword by Richard Wiswall.

Imprint White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  338.1 T349f 2012    ---  Axe Inventory 2022
Description xix, 283 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Do you want to make your farm more dynamic, profitable, and-- above all-- sustainable? Thistlethwaite introduces readers to some of the country's most innovative farmers, in order to help you build a triple-bottom-line farming business focused on economic viability, social justice, and ecological soundness.
Contents 1. For the beginner -- 2. Identifying your market niche -- 3. Finding and securing land -- 4. Financing the dream -- 5. Farm planning for success -- 6. Equipment and infrastructure -- 7. Soil and water management -- 8. Harvest and processing -- 9. Marketing and relationship building -- 10. Record-keeping and regulatory compliance -- 11. Accounting and financial management -- 12. Human resources and family -- 13. Add-on enterprises: agritourism, classes, value-added products, ethnic markets, and more.
Subject Sustainable agriculture -- United States.
Sustainable agriculture -- United States -- Case studies.
New agricultural enterprises -- United States.
New agricultural enterprises -- United States -- Case studies.
Note Creating and growing a sustainable farm business
ISBN 9781603584388 (pbk.)
1603584382 (pbk.)

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