Small Farm Handbook, 2nd Edition (Publication) - L. Tourte, Paperback
Univ of California Agriculture & Natural Resources
9781601076984 | 978-1-60107-698-4
1601076983 | 1-60107-698-3
Since its publication in 1994, the Small Farm Handbook has been an essential resource for California's small farmers and the agricultural professionals advising them. Now this invaluable reference has been updated and expanded for today's small-scale producers. What's updated or new in the Second Edition? Background skills & knowledge, requirements for successful farming, farm & financial management, marketing and product sales, postharvest handling and safety, growing crops, raising animals, and labor management. Also included are profiles of six small farm operators representing a sample of California's diverse agriculture. Drawing upon the knowledge of 32 experts from the University of California, no other publication covers topics, issues, and facets of California's small-scale agriculture with this depth or level of expertise. From the basics to risk management, from specialty crops to marketing and product sales, this guide covers it all.