Whole Farm Management: From Start-Up to Sustainability
Based on the acclaimed curriculum from the Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, this guidebook provides a complete program for starting, growing, and maintaining a farm business. Drawing on the experience and insights of 12 contributing authors and 16 farmers from across North America, it offers a holistic approach to farm management, addressing the Interconnected elements of the farm system and emphasizing sustainable, organic methods.
Rural and urban enterprisers alike will learn about:
- Strategic Planning
- Farm Infrastructure, Labor, and Energy
- Markets and marketing
- Business Management for the Farm
- Managing the Whole Farm Ecosystem
- Entrepreneurship and Family Business Dynamics
Praise for Whole Farm Management
"This book empowers anyone to start planting seeds for a future farm business."
"An indispensable resource just as valuable for the beginning farmer learning how to produce a crop at profit as for the journeyperson who is already in business, looking to avoid burnout."
– Andrew Mefferd, farmer, author, and editor of Growing for Market