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Small Farm Handbook

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Small Farm Handbook - Second edition

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2011

$25 plus tax, shipping, and handling.

Since its original publication in 1994, the Small Farm Handbook has been an essential resource for California’s small-scale farmers and the agricultural professionals advising them. Now this reference has been updated and expanded for today’s small-scale producers.

The 2011 edition is a collection of expertise from 31 University of California authors, including farm advisors and specialists. This 188-page book has 11 chapters covering both the business side and the farming side of operating a small-scale farm.

Chapters include:

  • Requirements for Successful Farming
  • The Basics
  • Enterprise Selection
  • Farm and Financial Management
  • Marketing and Product Sales
  • Labor Management
  • Growing Crops
  • Post Harvest Handling and Safety of Perishable Crops
  • Raising Animals
  • The Vitality and Viability of Small Farms
  • California’s Small Farms: An Overview

Also included are profiles of six small farm operators representing a sample of California’s diverse agriculture.

Order this book:

This book can be purchased from the ANR Catalog.

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