Book - The Organic Farming Manual
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The Organic Farming Manual may simply be described as a comprehensive guide to starting and running a certified organic farm.
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.
Paperback, 437 pages
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
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.