The opportunities for small farmers to produce for the organic food market are ever growing and this book is an essential guide for beginning farmers launching into this field or experienced farmers hoping to transition from traditional farming techniques. In this large, comprehensive guide to starting and running a certified organic farm, the basic “need-to-know” topics for growing and marketing organic produce, grain, meat and dairy are covered. Also scattered throughout the book are real-life, inspiring anecdotes from 20 organic farmers telling success stories about their poultry, livestock, produce, crops or dairy production. Building on the importance of organic production and since the organic certification process is lengthy and can be daunting, The Organic Farming Manual spells out every National Organic Program requirement and offers valuable helpful advice on selecting equipment, tending the land, caring for animals and marketing products.
Copyright 2010, softcover, 437 pages.