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The Organic Farming Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Running a Certified Organic Farm

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Providing expert tips on tending the land, caring for animals, and necessary equipment, Ann Larkin Hansen also covers the intricate process of acquiring organic certification and other business considerations important to a profitable operation. Discover the rewarding satisfaction of running a successful and sustainable organic farm.
Paperback, 437 pages
Published March 17th 2010 by Storey Publishing, LLC (first published 2010)
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Chloe Moon
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a farmer-to-be, this was the first book I read on farming, and it was the perfect intro for me. It's a great "shallow and wide" overview of the practicalities of organic farming. I would recommend it as a first book for anyone getting into farming that's new to the topic. It's a little dry and practical though, so I'd pair it with something more focused on heart, values, and culture.

Hansen gives a good summary of the history of organic farming, how to find land, how to care for and think abou
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stinaz
An Organic Farming for Dummies!

By organic farming it means small-scale, in tune with nature, pastural, local farming - not the commercial scale organic - despite being based and focused on the USDA certification rules. Just goes to show how rules are always open to interpretation.

This book gives a great overview of everything to think of when setting up and running a small-scale organic farm - from choosing land to soil health to going to market. I found the soil section quite helpful, probabl
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Ridima
Dec 23, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What the hellllllllllllllllllllll????????????????????????? I cannot read it!!!!!!!!!!!!! The tabs are useless. They dont open. This site made fake promises just to lure into getting an account created. Date i finished a 400pg book was minutes after i made my account.
Erica
Great information on how to start a larger scale organic farming operation as well as insightful interviews with commercial organic farmers.
Pranay
Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Comprehensive coverage. Not completely relevant to sub continental conditions.
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