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The Organic Farming Manual

A Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Running a Certified Organic Farm

Paperback , 437 pages  (also available in Hardback)
ISBN: 9781603424790 (1603424792)
Published by Storey Publishing

about The Organic Farming Manual

As the organic food market continues to expand, so too do the opportunities for small farmers. For the farmer, the benefits of running an organic operation are great. Organic farms conserve nonrenewable resources, offer better conditions for farm animals, produce high-demand goods, and boost farm income. As the organic food market continues to expand, so do the opportunities for small farmers.

The Organic Farming Manual is a comprehensive guide to growing, certifying, and marketing organic produce, grains, meat, and dairy. Beginning farmers committed to launching an organic operation and experienced farmers hoping to transition from traditional farming techniques will find all the information they need. The organic certification process is lengthy and demanding, but author Ann Larkin Hansen clarifies every USDA requirement and offers complete advice on selecting equipment, tending the land, caring for animals, and marketing farm products.

Readers will also find profiles of successful organic farmers throughout the book. Their experiences provide inspiration and valuable tips for first-time farmers looking for real success stories. Hansen's thorough coverage of the subject and the positive words of established growers will set countless farmers on a healthful, organic path.

about Anne Larkin Hansen

Ann Larkin Hansen runs her own farm and is the author of Beef Cattle: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit and Popular Pet Care, a six-book children’s series. She is a past president of the Wisconsin Women’s Sustainable Farming Network and writes and farms in Wisconsin.
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