The Profitable Hobby Farm, How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business


Author: Sarah Beth Aubrey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111849590X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
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Turn your hobby farm into a successful business No experience in farming? No problem! The Profitable Hobby Farm gives you all the tools you need to launch a thriving hobby farm business. Based on the author's expert guidance and the motivating experiences of other small farmers, it shows you how to blend strategy, marketing, and money management in order to prosper. The Profitable Hobby Farm provides sound, friendly start-up advice on a variety of topics essential to making an initial foray into a local foods venture. A must-read book for raising and selling local, sustainable foods Includes sample business plan, grant application, marketing and advertising plan, and other forms Lengthy resources section directs you to additional reading Also by Aubrey: Starting & Running Your Own Small Farm BusinessWhether it's growing heirloom tomatoes, raising free-range chickens for their eggs, or making organic wine or cheese, this book shows you how to turn your hobby into a profit.

Getting a Job in the Food Industry


Author: Rita Lorraine Hubbard
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448896207
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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People are becoming more interested in food, thanks to TV shows like Top Chef and Chopped and celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsey and Mario Batali. Luckily, that means an increase in jobs in the food industry. This guide to landing a great job in the food industry covers all career possibilities, including food preparation and farming. It provides several great tips on crafting the perfect resume and how to dress for an interview, and includes other important strategies aimed at landing that essential job.

Careers for Tech Girls in Science


Author: Rebecca T. Klein
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1499461038
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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A shortage of women in various fields of the sciences persists, due in large part to social conditioning, lack of support, and outright prejudice. Increasing the visibility and success of female scientists is key to breaking down these outdated stereotypes. Young women with an interest in science will find vital information about internships, careers, resources, and support networks to help them achieve their goals. Female role models in medicine, zoology, ecology, astronomy, and more are profiled. Readers who have a natural curiosity about the world around them will be inspired to make a difference by pursuing a career in the sciences.

The Essential Guide to Hobby Farming

The How-To Manual for Creating a Hobby Farm
Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 162008144X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 304
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Six containers of heirloom tomatoes, miniature squashes, and herbs on your back patio or six acres of beets, cabbages, and strawberries? Five chickens and a honey bee hive or a small farm with three dozen sheep and a couple of quarter horses? Regardless of the size of your “field of dreams,” Essential Guide to Hobby Farming is your best first step to making that hobby-farm aspiration a pleasurable and profitable reality. A hobby farmer for the past thirty years, Carol Ekarius shares the joys, challenges, and rewards of living the rural life. Hobby farming is as much a state of mind as it is an address in the country, and this instructive, beautifully photographed manual addresses every topic beginning hobby farmers need to know, from purchasing the right land and equipment to choosing and maintaining crops and livestock to marketing and selling your hobby farm’s yield. TOPICS DISCUSSED INSIDE: -Assessing finances and resources—land, water, tools of the trade (trucks, tractors, various implements) -Choosing the best crops for your land, climate, hardiness, and profitability -Selecting and caring for the livestock—chickens, goats, cows, sheep, etc.—that best fits your hobby farm -Protecting crops and livestock against predators, pests, and disease -Business and marketing options for selling your “local food” directly to restaurants and farmers’ markets and through CSA programs -Preserving the harvest, through canning, drying, and freezing, plus over two dozen original recipes for your homegrown produce NEW FOR THE SECOND EDITION: Expanded section on chickens, including urban and suburban accommodations; honey bee keeping; adding a barn or annex building to the farm; trends in planting, including miniature vegetables, heirloom varieties, and “hot” new vegetables and hybrids; adding flower beds to the property; getting involved with a CSA

Das geheime Leben der Kühe

Mit einem Vorwort von Alan Bennett
Author: Rosamund Young
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641222311
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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Wie fühlt es sich an, eine Kuh zu sein? Ziemlich ähnlich wie ein Mensch. Davon ist Rosamund Young, britische Ökobäuerin der ersten Stunde, überzeugt: Kühe haben Gefühle und gehen persönliche Beziehungen ein. Sie sprechen miteinander, geben ihre Weisheit weiter, kümmern sich um den Nachwuchs, spielen Verstecken, sind beleidigt, verärgert, traurig oder aufgekratzt. Young, die auf ihrer Farm Kite‘s Nest in den Cotswolds im Herzen Englands seit vielen Jahren biologische Landwirtschaft betreibt, hat zu ihren Kühen ein ganz besonderes Verhältnis. »Ich bin keine Schriftstellerin, ich bin Ghostwriter für meine Kühe«, sagt sie. Youngs ebenso warmherziges wie charmantes Plädoyer für einen Umgang mit den Tieren auf Augenhöhe verändert unseren Blick und lässt uns staunen. »Niemand, der dieses Buch gelesen hat, wird Kühe so sehen wie zuvor.« The Guardian

Faces of Local Food

Celebrating the People Who Feed Us
Author: Charlotte Caldwell
Publisher: Sweetgrass Books
ISBN: 1591522005
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 232
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Charlotte Caldwell's newest release, The Faces of Local Food: Celebrating the People Who Feed Us, is a collection of personal vignettes giving readers an intimate perspective into the lives of those people who contribute to a vibrant local food system. We step out of the grocery store to join fishermen, farmers, and ranchers on their boats and in their fields; into the kitchens of innovative chefs; into the warehouse of a local food hub; and we meet with other meaningful contributors and visionaries to hear their stories - their histories, motivations, experiences, challenges, and insights.

The understanding gained from The Faces of Local Food will foster a paradigm shift in the way we consumers understand and value our local food producers, and will inspire us to buy local - supporting our health and our community simultaneously.

  • Features foreword from author/educator/environmentalist Bill McKibben
  • Features 50 profiles on the Lowcountry's biggest culinary influencers
  • Location serves as model and case study to illustrate methods that can be applied nationwide
  • Features 153 beautiful full-color images from author/photographer Charlotte Caldwell
  • Printed in the United States

Homesteading for Beginners

How to Build a Profitable Homestead Backyard Farm and Make Money from Urban Farming
Author: William Walsworth
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530116751
Category: Self-reliant living
Page: 82
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The ultimate beginner's guide to starting a profitable homestead! This book contains valuable ideas that allow you to become a completely self-sufficient and profitable homesteader. Learn today how to make money from homesteading and build your own local urban farm... In this book you will learn how to start your homesteading operation and turn it into a profitable small business operation. This beginner's guide will introduce you to the possibilities of becoming self-sufficient using your own backyard farm land as a resource. You will learn: Essential skills to begin your homesteading plan Required resources for building your homestead Ideas on valuable cash crops that only few people consider Out of the box ideas to make your homestead profitable long-term Important do's and don'ts when starting your business operation If you have been thinking about growing your homestead and wanted to learn the basics on how to turn your operation into something that makes you long-term passive income, this is the book for you. Having your own urban farm, producing your own delicious fruits and vegetables and running your urban farm from your own backyard, allows you to become self-sufficient and live on your own terms. Using the information in this book, you will soon be equipped with enough knowledge to run your urban mini backyard farm and become a real homesteader! Discover the world of the self-sufficient urban farmer... Small-scale homesteads allow for the production of high-quality products that promote healthy living. With sustainable local homesteads becoming increasingly popular, more and more people turn from being a hobby gardener into a real homesteader, each with their own profitable 'farmstead'. How amazing is it to be able to earn money on your own land, make people happy with fresh, locally produced organic products, as well as living healthy and in harmony with nature? Running your homestead can sometimes be a challenge, but the benefits of fresh and locally produced products will likely outweigh the downsides of building a backyard farm. Many people have taken the plunge and decided to learn about homesteading already, so what are you waiting for? Give it a try! Scroll to the top of the page and click " ADD TO CART " to start your homesteading adventure. Learn about these topics and start discovering some great homesteading money-making secrets... How to get your produce on local markets Leverage your selling power by growing a farmer's community Essential upgrades and maintenance requirements for your homestead How to easily get into new exciting markets with high demand How to apply diversitfication in your homestead that allows you to think outside the box Not only homesteaders will benefit from this book. If you are into prepping (if SHTF), want to become self-reliant, or want to gather knowledge on living off the grid, this book can be a great resource and help you towards your goals. Even better, it will teach you to make money in the process as well! Anyone considering themselves preppers, minimalists, living off the grid, or is simply looking to learn about gardening, do not hesitate to learn about homesteading, because it will be an invaluable skill to have.

Small-Scale Livestock Farming

A Grass-Based Approach for Health, Sustainability, and Profit
Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427341
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 224
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Full of practical everyday advice, this guide explains how a natural, organic approach to livestock farming produces healthy animals, reduces costs, and increases your operation’s self-sufficiency. Livestock expert Carol Ekarius helps you create a viable farm plan, choose suitable livestock, care for your animals’ health, and confidently manage housing, fencing, and feeding. Case studies of successful farmers provide inspiration as you learn everything you need to know to run a prosperous livestock farm and make the lifestyle of your dreams a reality.

Land, Community, and Culture

African American and Asian American/Pacific Islander Connections
Author: Robert Eugene Zabawa,Ntamulyango Baharanyi,Walter A. Hill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Rural development
Page: 168
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Find Grant Funding Now!

The Five-Step Prosperity Process for Entrepreneurs and Business
Author: Sarah Beth Aubrey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118710401
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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A practical, proven system for finding, applying for, and winning grants for your small business This year alone, there is at least $350 million worth of grant money available for small businesses. But plenty of small businesses will miss out on that money because they either don't know it's there or don't know how to get it. Written by a consultant who helps individuals, local governments, and nonprofits find and receive grant money, Find Grant Funding Now! provides proven, step-by-step guidance on applying for and win the grant money they need to succeed. Utilizing the simple five-step process that the author successfully uses for her own clients, this is virtually the only book on the market dedicated to helping small businesses get grants. It features a wealth of valuable resources and even a customized Grant Readiness Assessment Tool that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners make sure they're fully prepared before they file the paperwork. Includes a proven and effective Five-Step Prosperity Process for finding and landing grants Features sample forms, checklists, budgets, merit reviews, 30- and 60-day grant project management plans, and more Written by the founder of a full-service funding firm that helps entrepreneurs, communities, universities, trade associations, and cooperatives obtain grant funds from governments and foundations If you need cash to start or expand your small business, Find Grant Funding Now! offers a practical system that gets real results.

Toward a Sustainable Food System

Assessment and Action Plan for Localization in Washtenaw County, Michigan : a Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment ... for the Degree of Master of Science (Natural Resources and Environment) ...
Author: Gary Davis,Michael DiRamio,Elizabeth Murphy Ellis,Kana Horigome,Leah A. Katz,Adam Martin-Schwarze
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Food supply
Page: 262
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Der Aquaponik-Garten

Fische und Pflanzen in einem geschlossenen Kreislauf kultivieren - Schritt für Schritt zum eigenen System
Author: Felix Van Zyl
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3743980770
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 96
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In diesem Ratgeber erfahren Sie alles zum Thema Aquaponik. Angefangen von Vorüberlegungen zur Systemgröße bis hin zu detaillierten Bauanleitungen werden Sie auf einfache Weise in das Thema eingeführt und erfahren zusätzlich alles Wichtige, um eine Aquaponik-Anlage erfolgreich zu betreiben. Nicht nur, welche Pflanzen und Fische, sondern auch, welches System am besten zu Ihnen und Ihrer persönlichen Situation passt, wird beschrieben. Des Weiteren gibt es Tipps und Tricks direkt aus der Praxis, damit Ihr Projekt auch ein echter Erfolg wird. Tauchen Sie zusammen mit dem Autor in die Welt der Aquaponik ein, einem uralten Konzept, das sich bereits die Azteken zunutze machten. Eine Methode, so einfach wie genial, bei der Sie direkt von der Symbiose zwischen Fisch und Pflanze profitieren. - Übersicht zu den vier wichtigsten Systemarten - Inklusive Videolinks ergänzend zum Inhalt - Mehr als 50 Fotos und Illustrationen - Schritt-für-Schritt-Bauanleitungen - Infos zur Instandhaltung und zu möglichen Mangelerscheinungen - Materialien für den Bau

Mein Leben als Schäfer


Author: James Rebanks
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641183235
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Das Leben auf dem Land – packend und authentisch erzählt James Rebanks’ Familie lebt seit Generationen im englischen Hochland, dem Lake District. Die Lebensweise ist seit Jahrhunderten von den Jahreszeiten und Arbeitsabläufen bestimmt. Im Sommer werden die Schafe auf die kahlen Berge getrieben und das Heu geerntet; im Herbst folgen die Handelsmessen, wo die Herden aufgestockt werden, im Winter der Kampf, dass die Schafe am Leben bleiben, und im Frühjahr schließlich die Erleichterung, wenn die Lämmer geboren und die Tiere wieder in die Berge getrieben werden können. James Rebanks erzählt von einer archaischen Landschaft, von der tiefen Verwurzelung an einen Ort. In eindrucksvoll klarer Prosa schildert er den Jahresablauf in der Arbeit eines Hirten, bietet uns einen einzigartigen Einblick in das ländliche Leben. Er schreibt auch von den Menschen, die ihm nahe stehen, Menschen mit großer Beharrlichkeit, obwohl sich die Welt um sie herum vollständig verändert hat.