The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farm Enterprise
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated
Category: Business & Economics
500 businesses you can start! The time to start your own business is now! Whether you're a previously employed manager seeking new opportunities and greater job satisfaction, starting up a home-based business, re-entering the job market, or just looking to earn some extra cash on the side, this book helps you discover the business that's just right for you. This detailed reference provides more than 500 different business opportunities to choose from. Each entry features: A description of the business Start-up and hidden costs Potential earnings Qualifications and equipment needed Marketing and advertising tips for the best results In addition, this book contains critical advice on: Creating a business plan Survival strategies Legal considerations Long-term growth strategies No matter what your criteria—start-up costs, skill sets, professional and personal interests—the Adams Businesses You Can Start Almanac, 2nd Edition prepares you to take the most exciting step of your career—being your own boss!
Author: Media Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
Turn your farm into a cash cow! Ron Macher offers a host of simple strategies for increasing your farm earnings, from purchasing durable equipment to growing economically viable crops. A seasoned expert in farm efficiency, Macher shows you how to locate a lucrative niche market for your products, optimize sales, and minimize costs. Whether you’re buying a new farm or jump-starting an old one, Macher’s savvy tips will help you turn your enterprise into a profitable business.
Apply 25 Guiding Principles, Develop New Crops & New Markets, Maximize Net Profits per Acre
Author: Ron Macher
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
There is a growing demand for organic produce, and this book explores the value-adding benefits of organic practices in farming, economically and environmentally. With a scientific background and a wide range of real world case studies, this book will help you consider different methods of organic farming and how to implement them. It will show you how to farm in a way that cares for the environment, without using synthetic chemicals. Includes sections on composting, earthworms, managing pests and diseases, converting to organics and certification. Other titles in this series: Organic Farming: Crops, Fruits and Vegetables Organic Farming: Livestock Table of Contents: Introduction to organic farming Converting to organics Soil fertility Composting Earthworms Compost worms Certification Glossary Useful contacts.
Author: Jennifer Laffan
Publisher: NSW Agriculture
Of course FarmVille is basically easy to play. But there are a lot of tricks and tips that can make your farm a much bigger success if you're able to implement them from the beginning. Whether you're a newcomer to FarmVille or an experienced farmer, you'll no doubt get some helpful information out of reading this guide.
Author: Pro Books,Tony Sanders
Publisher: Pro Books
This book about organic livestock follows others in this series Organic Farming: an introduction and Organic Farming: crops, fruits and vegetables. The principles of ecology outlined in the introductory book are essential for the success of any organic enterprise and this includes the importance of soil and its continuing improvement because soil is essential to the production of feed for livestock. This book covers some principles of organic livestock farming plus extensive case studies for a range of enterprises such as lamb and beef, dairy, pigs, mussels, turkey, eggs and wool — and many other examples. There is a growing demand for organic produce, and this book explores the value-adding benefits of organic practices in farming, economically and environmentally. With a scientific background and a wide range of real world case studies, this book will help you consider different methods of organic farming and how to implement them. It will show you how to farm in a way that cares for the environment, without using synthetic chemicals. Other titles in this series: Organic Farming: An introduction Organic Farming: Crops, Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Jennifer Laffan,Robyn Neeson
Publisher: NSW Agriculture
Category: Technology & Engineering
Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummiesis a practical guide that will show you how to handle all thebasics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops toraising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how todecide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants,and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and startgrowing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jumpfrom your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside.You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farminglifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learneverything you need to know about property and how to access apower supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animalswould work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquirethem and what you need to know about caring for them properly.You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whetheryou’re better off with subsistence farming or a moreambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun andthe top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby FarmingFor Dummies will help you discover how you can live thesimple life.
Author: Theresa A. Husarik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: House & Home
A Guide to Soil Conservation Farming Based on a Survey of the Land in the Luxapallila Creek Watershed, Alabama
Category: Soil conservation
To see how I built my farm from a measly plot of land to the best of the best, simply read more. How effective is this secret? You'll see how I built three villas worth $1,000,000, gained tons of Farmville Cash, won countless ribbons, and acquired thousands of seeders, tractors and harvesters. Plus I have a more than $1,726,283 Cash balance... and now you can do it too!
A Farmville Master Reveals Secrets
Author: Pro Books
Publisher: Pro Books
The first guidebook of its kind for the Volunteer State, Farm Fresh Tennessee leads food lovers, families, locals, and tourists on a lively tour of more than 360 farms and farm-related attractions, all open to the public and all visited by Memphis natives Paul and Angela Knipple. Here are the perfect opportunities to browse a farmers' market, pick blueberries, tour a small-batch distillery, stay at an elegant inn, send the kids to a camp where they'll eat snacks of homemade biscuits with farm-fresh honey--and so much more. Arranged by the three Grand Divisions of Tennessee (East, Middle, and West) and nine categories of interest, the listings invite readers to connect with Tennessee's farms, emphasizing establishments that are independent, sustainable, and active in public education and conservation. Sidebars tell how to find pop-up markets, showcase local food initiatives, and celebrate the work and lives of local farmers. Thirteen recipes gathered by the authors on their Tennessee travels offer farm-fresh tastes.
The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, Farms, U-Picks, Kids' Activities, Lodging, Dining, Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Festivals, and More
Author: Angela Knipple,Paul Knipple
Publisher: UNC Press Books
The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft XBOX Edition Minecraft: These worlds are YOURS! Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it’s an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don’t enter that universe alone. Take an experienced guide who’ll help you constantly as you learn the secrets of Minecraft on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One! Stephen O’Brien has been obsessing over Minecraft since its earliest betas. He’s seen it all! Now, he’ll take you deep inside craft and mine, cave and menagerie, farm and village. He’ll reveal combat traps and tricks you need to know… teach you enchantments of unimaginable power… help you survive where few dare to go… help you OWN the infinite worlds of Minecraft! Based on the international best-seller of the same name, this book is ideal for Minecrafters of all ages. Quick-start guide for first-night survival to get started NOW Customize your experience: monstrous, peaceful, and more Harvest resources, craft tools and shelters—let there be light Grab your pickaxe: mine iron, gold, diamonds, and redstone Escape (or defeat!) 14 types of hostile mobs Get friendly mobs on your side and build automated farms Brew potions to cure ills, gain superpowers, and throw at enemies Transform your shelter into a palace (or a secret underwater base) Create customized worlds with unique seeds Learn the secrets of redstone devices, and build incredible rail systems Play safely through The Nether and The End Play with up to eight of your friends on Xbox Live, or run in splitscreen mode Stephen O’Brien is an Australian-born writer and entrepreneur now residing in Sydney after too many years in Silicon Valley. He has written more than 30 books, including several best-sellers. O’Brien founded Typefi, the world’s leading automated publishing system, and in his spare time invented a new type of espresso machine called mypressi. He’s a perpetual innovator who remains astounded at the unparalleled creativity Minecraft can engender.
Covers both Xbox 360 and Xbox One Versions
Author: Stephen O'Brien
Publisher: Que Publishing
Das Standardwerk über vernünftige Ernährung Der Mensch gehört von der Konsititution seiner Verdauungsorgane her zu den Omnivoren, den Allesfressern. Das war in der Evolution sicherlich nützlich. Doch das heutige Überangebot von Nahrungsmitteln in Supermärkten und Schnellrestaurants bringt nicht nur ihn selbst körperlich an den Rand des Abgrunds, sondern ruiniert auch noch seinen Lebensraum und sein soziales Umfeld. Mit Biss und investigativer Recherche sieht sich Pollan um, wie unsere Nahrungsmittel hergestellt und verarbeitet werden, vom Maisfeld über Cheeseburger mit Pommes bis zum Öko-Menü. Er öffnet uns die Augen für unser gestörtes Essverhalten und für den Weg zurück zu Einfachheit und Genuss.
Wie sich die Industrie der Lebensmittel bemächtigte und warum Essen so kompliziert wurde
Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
Is Your Inner Farmer Calling? It's Time to Listen! Christopher McNinch has heard the whisper that has spoken to so many of our hearts: Come back, come home to a simpler time, to the rural ways that shaped the values of our forebears. A longtime financial advisor, McNinch dreamed of returning to the land and the farm life his grandparents knew. He now runs a small farm of 14 acres in Upstate New York, where he and his wife, Lisa, and their two teenage children raise alpacas and chickens. "You are not alone," he writes to those dreaming of embarking on such a journey. "The multitude of Farmville fans who indulge their virtual farm fantasy on Facebook is a reflection of our yearning to return to the land, start a real farm, build a backyard coop, grow the perfect tomato, tend a beehive, milk a goat. People want a share of the life that their parents, perhaps, or their grandparents knew, for themselves. Comes a time, for some, that the virtual must become reality." In Whispers from the Farm, McNinch weaves collected stories of those who have the same passion or who delight in their rural memories into a guide filled with practical advice for those who hope to embark on the adventure of running a small farm. Should you buy or lease your land? Which crops or livestock are appropriate for you? Along with telling you what you need to know and showing where to find it, he imparts the lessons learned along his own journey in starting a small farm. Christopher McNinch has created a book that he hopes will help a new generation of small farmers grow their own crop of memories - ones they can pass down for their children to cherish. Is starting a small farm whispering in your ear?
Practical Advice and Fond Memories from Those Who Have Felt a Call to the Rural Life
Author: Christopher McNinch
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
In Organic Hobby Farming, Andy Tomolonis, a longtime organic gardener, part-time hobby farmer, and award-winning Boston-area journalist, strips down the concept of “organic” and explains why natural farming has emerged as the healthiest and most viable method of growing for hobby farms and other small-scale operations. In addition to the improved taste and the appeal of excluding toxic materials, organic farming benefits farmers, their families, and the environment. It offers economic plusses as well. The current consumer demand for “local” and “organic” food underscores the need for small hobby farms that offer unique high-end goods. Tomolonis explains the basic principles of organic farming and describes how hobby farmers and their families can eat healthier, save money, help preserve the environment, and even turn their passion into a small-scale side business. Chapter 1 will help you assess the land you live on to determine whether it’s suited for organic vegetables, fruit, berries, or livestock. Farmers who are looking to lease or buy land will find practical advice on how to evaluate properties and find their best use, taking climate, soil, water and geography into consideration. In Chapter 2, Tomolonis continues with practical advice on how to choose the right tools without overspending—starting slowly with quality hand implements and then expanding as you determine the need for costlier power equipment. Chapter 3 moves on to the heart of any successful organic farm—building the soil. “The Good Earth” brings readers down to earth, i.e., the soil. You’ll learn how to evaluate and improve your soil with compost and cover crops and protect it from erosion, chemical contamination and other harm. The author also stresses the importance of understanding the complex relationship between underground soil organisms that play such a crucial role in natural plant health. The best soil, with the right balance of nutrients and a healthy population of microbes, will help your plants survive hardship, resist diseases and produce healthier more bountiful harvests, the author explains. Chapter 4 walks you through the steps needed to develop an organized farm plan. The chapter presents a convenient month-by-month overview of the farmer’s year, offering a timeline and detailed instructions for sowing seeds indoors, transplanting seedlings, guarding against insects and weeds, harvesting, planting cover crops extending the season and developing a schedule for successive food crops. Whether you want to feed your growing family all summer long or produce enough food for a small-scale agribusiness, the information here is invaluable. This chapter also covers organic methods for harnessing the power of nature by luring beneficial insects that will help control farm and garden pests. Learn about heirlooms, hybrids, and eclectic vegetable varieties in the comprehensive directory of vegetable crops and herbs introduced in Chapter 5. Tomolonis reveals his favorite varieties, including many alluring heirlooms that have grown in popularity. Each crop description offers detailed information on soil preparation, sowing, companion planting, and battling weeds and insects without harmful chemicals. The author, a former produce manager for a national grocery chain, also includes tips for harvesting crops, prepping them for display, and bringing the goods to market. If you’re looking for advice on fruits and berries, Organic Hobby Farms introduces new options in Chapter 6, where the author suggests ways to branch out with Asian pears, peaches, and apples, as well as nutritious blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. As he does in other chapters, Tomolonis explains in common terms, how to choose the best varieties for your region, prepare the soil for maximum production, and deal with pests and diseases organically. Organic Hobby Farming also describes the basics of adding chickens to your farm—for wholesome organic eggs or pastured meat. Select the right breeds, raise a flock from day-old chicks and protect the birds from predators and pests the natural way. Tomolonis also delves into the fascinating world of apiculture in Chapter 8. He and his wife, Valerie, are avid beekeepers with hives that produce gallons of healthy unpasteurized local honey. In addition to bees, the book provides insight into keeping such small livestock as meat rabbits and dairy goats. Hobby farmers who want to turn their agricultural skills into a money-making operation will find practical advice in Chapter 9, which discusses commercial options. Learn how to sell your goods to local restaurants, at farmers’ markets, or as part of a community-supported-agriculture (CSA) program. And, once you make a decision to turn commercial, you’ll find advice in developing a business plan, crafting a mission statement, setting goals, and creating farm budgets. You’ll also learn the myriad benefits—and challenges—of becoming USDA certified organic. Finally, Organic Hobby Farming steers you to multiple sources of additional information with an extensive listing of resources, broken down by subject and chapter. With Organic Hobby Farming, creative-thinking readers will learn ways to increase the profitability of their organic ventures. The reader can decide to transform his hobby farm into a specialty destination for heirloom varieties, organic raw honey, preserves, dried herbs, or a particularly desirable breed of heritage livestock. As Tomolonis states in the book’s introduction, “eat safer, more nutritious food, learn about your soil and plants, support the local food movement and help save the planet—one acre at a time.”
A Practical Guide to Earth-Friendly Farming in Any Space
Author: Andy Tomolonis
Publisher: i5 Publishing
Since it was first released in 2009, Minecraft has exploded in popularity, with more than 35 million copies sold worldwide. The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Strategies for Minecrafters® collects expert advice and detailed instructions from some of the most skilled and creative Minecraft players around the world. Whether you’ve been playing for years or you just got the game and need to know where to begin, The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Strategies for Minecrafters® is the perfect right—hand man in your gaming journey. It includes instructions on how to: • Blow up houses • Defend yourself against zombies • Blast holes into the ground • Launch cows • Ride a pig • Build a mushroom house Learn how to build basic utilities like a stove or a toilet. Breed cows and pigs, then trap them and transform them into steak and bacon. Enjoy your very own castle or hidden shelter—the possibilities are as boundless as your imagination and as simple as 1-2-3 instructions. Learn sneaky glitches that’ll get you ahead in the game, even how to create a popular Minecraft server! Finally, one you’ve mastered the game you can even bring your Minecraft obsession to life, with fun projects like Minecraft themed cookies or party favor bags. Flex your fingers and peel back your eyelids—inside you’ll find days' worth of fun and exploration. Published with Instructables.com, The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Strategies for Minecrafters® is the perfect gift for both beginners and die-hard Minecraft addicts.
Everything You Need to Know to Build, Explore, Attack, and Survive in the World of Minecraft
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: Games & Activities
Fast, accurate answers on SharePoint 2010 administration—in an instant If you're a SharePoint administrator and are looking for fast, accurate, easy-to-understand answers and solutions, then this reference is for you. Thumb tabs, secondary and tertiary tables of contents, and special heading treatments ensure quick and easy ways to find practical solutions on the spot. In addition, quick-reference tables, lists, and step-by-step instruction provide even more helpful information on the day-to-day administration of Microsoft's newest collaboration solution. Features invaluable answers and solutions on a variety of SharePoint 2010 issues Includes quick-reference tables, lists, and step-by-step instructions on handling different SharePoint 2010 situations Serves as the perfect companion to any book on SharePoint Designed for busy IT professionals, this instant reference is the perfect go-to resource.
Author: Randy Williams,Milan Gross
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The real chicken-and-egg problem: What to do with eggs once they’re in your kitchen? If you are looking for a fresh, nutritious, and creative approach to the almighty egg, The Egg Cookbook is for you. With The Egg Cookbook you’ll get more than 110 unique recipes that let the egg shine—from savory to sweet, and from breakfast to dinner. The Egg Cookbook is also your guide to the amazing culture surrounding the world’s most versatile ingredient, with a useful primer on raising chickens and understanding egg types, so you can take your egg appreciation (and savings) to the next level. The Egg Cookbook offers a fresh approach to preparing eggs, with: · More than 110 elegant recipes, including Baked French Toast, Ratatouille with Poached Eggs, and Vanilla Bean Pudding · A basic guide to 10 classic egg recipes, from fried eggs to the perfect scramble · Egg dishes from around the world, from frittatas and quiche to tortilla patatas and meringues · Q&A to find out whether raising chickens is right for you, from the editors of The Egg Cookbook · The Egg Cookbook guide to more than 50 chicken breeds · Detailed information on the different types of eggs, from free range to organic The Egg Cookbook makes it easy for egg lovers to enjoy fresh and creative recipes from their home kitchen.
Author: Healdsburg Press
Publisher: Callisto Media Inc
Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1⁄4 Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include: -Soil and Fertility yy Tools and Techniques -Planting Guides and Seeders -Easy Trellising -Weed Control Techniques -Greater Food Self-Sufficiency -Making Your Own Country Wines -Making Your Own Vinegars -Making Cheese at Home -Cooking for Self-Sufficiency Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm—whether it’s a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with tables, diagrams, and 200 color illustrations and author photographs.
Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: House & Home