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Building a Sustainable Business

A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses

Type: Book

Bringing the business planning process alive, Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses helps today's alternative and sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs transform farm-grown inspiration into profitable enterprises. Incluye una versión abreviada en español.

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$17.00

Building Soils for Better Crops, 3rd Edition

Sustainable Soil Management

Type: Book

Building Soils for Better Crops is a one-of-a-kind, practical guide to ecological soil management, now expanded and in full color.

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$20.95

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities

A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems and Community Development

Type: Book

This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture. 

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Crop Rotation on Organic Farms

A Planning Manual

Type: Book

Crop rotation strategies that can be applied under various field conditions for conventional or organic crops to improve soil quality and health, and manage pests, diseases, and weeds

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How to Direct Market Your Beef

Type: Book

How to Direct Market Your Beef portrays how one couple used its family’s ranch to launch a profitable, grass-based beef operation focused on direct market sales.

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$14.95

How to Manage the Blue Orchard Bee

Type: Book

How to Manage the Blue Orchard Bee explains how to use this alternative pollinator successfully, including nesting, rearing and wintering, how to manage predators, and more. Available only online.

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Land and Power

Sustainable Agriculture and African Americans

Type: Book

Renowned experts' articles, essays and poems offering historical and contemporary Black perspectives on sustainable agriculture.

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Manage Insects on Your Farm

A Guide to Ecological Strategies

Type: Book

While every farming system is unique, the principles of ecological pest management apply universally. Manage Insects on Your Farm highlights ecological strategies that improve your farm’s natural defenses and encourage beneficial insects to attack your worst pests.

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$15.95

Managing Alternative Pollinators

A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and Conservationists

Type: Book

Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and Conservationists is a first-of-its-kind, step-by-step, full-color guide for rearing and managing bumble bees, mason bees, leafcutter bees and other bee species that provide pollination alternatives to the rapidly declining honey bee.

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$28.00

Managing Cover Crops Profitably, 3rd Edition

Type: Book

Managing Cover Crops Profitably explores how and why cover crops work and provides all the information needed to build cover crops into any farming operation.

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$19.00

Organic Transition

A Business Planner for Farmers, Ranchers and Food Entrepreneurs

Type: Book

The profit potential of transitioning to organic production—along with other rewards—has farmers, ranchers and food business owners across the country considering the switch. But successfully managing your business through the multi-year transition process requires careful planning. Use Organic Transition: A Business Planner for Farmers, Ranchers and Food Entrepreneurs to develop an actionable business transition plan that is suitable for yourself, your management team or a lender.

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$16.00

Steel in the Field

A Farmer's Guide to Weed Management Tools

Type: Book

Weed control demands time, labor and expense for every farmer every year. Steel in the Field shows how today's implements and techniques can control weeds while reducing—or eliminating—herbicides. Available only online.

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The New American Farmer, 2nd Edition

Profiles of Agricultural Innovation

Type: Book

Hailing from small vegetable farms, cattle ranches and grain farms covering thousands of acres, the producers in The New American Farmer, 2nd edition have embraced new sustainable approaches to agriculture.

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$16.95

The New Farmers' Market

2nd Edition: Farm-Fresh Ideas for Producers, Managers & Communities

Type: Book

The New Farmers' Market - 2nd Edition - is a must-have resource for growers interested in selling their farm or market garden products through farmers' markets, as well as for market managers and city planners in starting, managing, and promoting a market.


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$29.95

Youth Renewing the Countryside

Type: Book

This full-color book profiles 50 inspiring young people—one from every state—who are revitalizing rural America with new enterprises.

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$24.95

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