| 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,
The Organic Farming
A Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Running a Certified Organic Farm
by Anne Larkin Hansen
Storey Publishing, 2010