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By Philip Hasheider, Samantha Johnson

The whole Illustrated consultant to Farming is a complete, one-stop encyclopedic advisor for the start farmer, pastime farmer, and small-scale kin farmer.

Are you interested by the rustic way of life or turning into extra self-reliant? Do you consider sometime elevating farm animals or transforming into plants? If you're able to make those ideas a fact, The whole Illustrated consultant to Farming is the proper position to begin. Farming specialists Philip Hasheider and Samantha Johnson clarify farming from begin to end: construct your personal fence, fix your individual equipment, and be aware of what to seem for while you're purchasing a tractor. rather than procuring a ebook on every one topic sector, you would like simply this one, which condenses an important and proper info on each point of working a farm right into a unmarried convenient quantity. and in contrast to different books, it's designed particularly for the landlord of a operating farm.

This sensible illustrated advisor offers hard-won specialist suggestion on elevating cattle and turning out to be plants, making upkeep, harvesting and butchering, dealing with a woodlot, and extra. It's every thing you must comprehend to set up and preserve your farm.

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GROWING CORN ON A LARGER SCALE It’s simple to grow a few rows of corn on the edge of your garden or to implement the Three Sisters method when growing corn along with squash and pole beans, but maybe you’d like to try harvesting corn in larger quantities. Maybe you’d like to grow corn for feed, or maybe you’re trying to avoid genetically modified (GMO) corn in your diet and you’d like to grow non-GMO corn for your own consumption. Or maybe you’d like to help meet the increased demand for corn by planting larger quantities to sell.

Some salesmanship may be required to explain the advantages of your produce or meat to potential customers. Why is it better? It may be because you raise your livestock using a grass-based program or they are pasture-grazed to enhance the eating quality of the meat. You may be able to provide products not normally in season. You may use other concepts that capture the attention and imagination of potential customers, such as certified organic. Value is created when a product meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations.

Private labels are becoming more prevalent, as producers with small numbers of animals as well as berry farmers, beekeepers, condiment makers, and others begin to sell their products. If you have a small farm operation, you can invest more individual care and oversight into each product—and you can turn your personal attentioninto a solid marketing tool by identifying your farming practices. If you plan to sell and deliver products to customers who live some distance from your farm, you might need to think about a storage container that can maintain cool or freezing temperatures.

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