The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farm Enterprise
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated
Category: Business & Economics
Bilder von Bauern ziehen sich durch die europäische Geschichte. Die landwirtschaftlich tätige Bevölkerung war gleichermaßen Inbegriff von Beharrungskraft und Konservatismus, Kontrastfolie zur urbanen Moderne, Objekt des Spotts und der mystifizierenden Verklärung. Der Band vereinigt Makro- und Mikroperspektiven zu deutschen und europäischen Bauern vom Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart. Die Beiträge fragen nach Verschiebungen und Zäsuren, diskutieren regionale und geschlechtsspezifische Differenzierungen und kontrastieren Selbst- und Fremdbeschreibungen. Dabei zeigt sich, dass das Bild des Bauern über die Beschreibenden nicht weniger aussagt als über die Beschriebenen.
Selbst- und Fremdwahrnehmungen vom Mittelalter bis ins 21. Jahrhundert
Author: Daniela Münkel,Frank Uekötter
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
A totally modern, all-purpose handbook for today’s agricultural dreamers—covering the challenges and triumphs of launching any successful farm—from two leading lights in sustainable farming Do you dream of starting your own farm but wonder where to begin? Or do you already have a farm but wish to become more sustainable to compete in today's market? Start Your Farm, the first comprehensive business guide of its kind, covers these essential questions and more: Why be a farmer in the 21st century? Do you have what it takes? What does sustainable really mean, and how can a small (as little as one acre) to midsize farm survive alongside commodity-scale agriculture? How do you access education, land, and other needs with limited capital? How can you reap an actual profit, including a return on land investment? How do you build connections with employees, colleagues, and customers? At the end of the day, how do you measure success? (Hint: Cash your lifestyle paycheck.) More than a practical guide, Start Your Farm is a hopeful call to action for anyone who aspires to grow wholesome, environmentally sustainable food for a living. Take it from Forrest Pritchard and Ellen Polishuk: Making this dream a reality is not for the faint of heart, but it's well within reach—and there's no greater satisfaction under the sun!
The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer
Author: Forrest Pritchard,Ellen Polishuk
Publisher: The Experiment
Category: Business & Economics
DIVThe Complete Illustrated Guide to Farming is a comprehensive, one-stop encyclopedic guide for the beginning farmer, hobby farmer, and small-scale family farmer./divDIV /divDIVAre you interested in the country lifestyle or becoming more self-reliant? Do you think about someday raising livestock or growing crops? If you’re ready to make these thoughts a reality, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Farming is the perfect place to start. Farming experts Philip Hasheider and Samantha Johnson explain farming from start to finish: build your own fence, repair your own machinery, and know what to look for when you’re buying a tractor. Instead of buying a book on each subject area, you need just this one, which condenses the most important and relevant information on every aspect of running a farm into a single handy volume. And unlike other books, it’s designed specifically for the owner of a working farm./divDIV /divDIVThis practical illustrated guide provides hard-won expert advice on raising livestock and growing crops, making repairs, harvesting and butchering, managing a woodlot, and more. It’s everything you need to know to establish and maintain your farm./div
Author: Philip Hasheider,Samantha Johnson
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Category: House & Home
Describes how to raise baby chicks using brooder-house techniques that, though now largely forgotten, were once used on millions of American farms.
Author: Robert Plamondon
Publisher: Norton Creek Press
The first guidebook of its kind for the Peach State, Farm Fresh Georgia leads food lovers, families, locals, and tourists on a lively tour of almost 400 farms and farm-related attractions, all open to the public and visited by travel writer Jodi Helmer. Here are irresistible opportunities to find farmers' markets, dine at a farm-to-table restaurant known for its chicken and waffles, buzz by an apiary, stay at an Arabian horse ranch and bed and breakfast, and visit an urban farm in Atlanta where kids build entrepreneurial skills. Organized by six state regions (Atlanta Metro, Upper Coastal Plain, Lower Coastal Plain, Piedmont, Appalachian, and Blue Ridge) and nine categories of attractions, the listings connect readers with Georgia's farms and reflect agritourism trends burgeoning in the South and the nation. Highlighting establishments that are independent and active in public education and sustainability, the book taps local food initiatives and celebrates the work of local farmers. Thirteen recipes gathered directly from farmers and chefs offer the farm-fresh tastes of Georgia.
The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, Farms, U-Picks, Kids' Activities, Lodging, Dining, Dairies, Festivals, Choose-and-Cut Christmas Trees, Vineyards and Wineries, and More
Author: Jodi Helmer
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Author: Neil D. Hamilton,Drake University. Agricultural Law Center,Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (Program)
Category: Business & Economics
Offers advice for coping with disruptions in everyday life during emergency situations, covering emergency preparedness, first aid, renewable energy, alternative healing, and low-tech methods for securing basic provisions.
a manual for self-reliance & planetary survival
Author: Matthew Stein
Publisher: Clear Light Pub
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Author: Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,L. Pylodet,Charles Ammi Cutter,Bertine Emma Weston,Karl Brown,Helen E. Wessells
A Guide for Hawaiʻi's Farmers
Publisher: College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resourc Ty of Hawa
Theologian, academic, and third-generation organic farmer Frederick L. Kirschenmann is a celebrated agricultural thinker. In the last thirty years he has tirelessly promoted the principles of sustainability and has become a legend in his own right. Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher documents Kirschenmann's evolution and his lifelong contributions to the new agrarianism in a collection of his greatest writings on farming, philosophy, and sustainability. Working closely with agricultural economist and editor Constance L. Falk, Kirschenmann recounts his intellectual and spiritual journey. In a unique blend of personal history, philosophical discourse, spiritual ruminations, and practical advice, Kirschenmann interweaves his insights with discussion of contemporary agrarian topics. This collection serves as an invaluable resource to agrarian scholars and introduces readers to an agricultural pioneer whose work has profoundly influenced modern thinking about food.
Essays from a Farmer Philosopher
Author: Frederick L. Kirschenmann
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Environmental law
Category: Sustainable agriculture
potential of England's rural Economy : Eleventh report of session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence
Eleventh Report of Session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
This workbook was written for rural and farm residents considering alternative income enterprises. It takes readers through the steps to evaluate personal and family considerations, resources, market potential, production feasibility, profitability, cash flow, and all factors combined.
a guide to evaluating the feasibility of new farm-based enterprises
Author: Nancy Grudens Schuck,Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service
Category: Technology & Engineering
Author: Heidi Carter,Charles A. Francis
Category: Communication in agriculture
Das Standardwerk über vernünftige Ernährung Der Mensch gehört von der Konsititution seiner Verdauungsorgane her zu den Omnivoren, den Allesfressern. Das war in der Evolution sicherlich nützlich. Doch das heutige Überangebot von Nahrungsmitteln in Supermärkten und Schnellrestaurants bringt nicht nur ihn selbst körperlich an den Rand des Abgrunds, sondern ruiniert auch noch seinen Lebensraum und sein soziales Umfeld. Mit Biss und investigativer Recherche sieht sich Pollan um, wie unsere Nahrungsmittel hergestellt und verarbeitet werden, vom Maisfeld über Cheeseburger mit Pommes bis zum Öko-Menü. Er öffnet uns die Augen für unser gestörtes Essverhalten und für den Weg zurück zu Einfachheit und Genuss.
Wie sich die Industrie der Lebensmittel bemächtigte und warum Essen so kompliziert wurde
Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Author: Linda Wilson,Mark Maier
Category: Business & Economics