Making Your Small Farm Profitable

Making Your Small Farm Profitable


By (author) Ron Macher

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  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Format: Paperback | 273 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 20mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 28 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Vermont
  • ISBN 10: 1580171613
  • ISBN 13: 9781580171618
  • Sales rank: 215,457

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This practical, step-by-step guide to operating a small farm in the new millennium examines 20 alternative farming enterprises. Readers will learn how to target niche markets and sustain a farm's biological and economic health.

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Small Farms Can Equal Big Pay! Choose the right products, process and market them effectively, and you too can join the ranks of top-earning farmers, some of whom gross nearly $100,000 per acre. Whether you're buying a new farm or jump-starting an old one, Ron Macher's down-to-earth advice on planning, farming, and marketing you'll soon make your farm profitable -- and find satisfaction doing it. Macher shares proven methods for farming smarter and explores today's new crops, new livestock, and new markets that translate into new ways to make money. Making Your Small Farm Profitable explains how to: Exploit lucrative niche markets that others overlook Plan for optimal farm efficiency Determine equipment requirements and estimate machinery costs Compare costs against profit for common vegetables and livestock Sell your products a dozen different ways