Building a sustainable business

a guide to developing a business plan for farms and rural businesses

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Author: Gigi DiGiacomo,Robert Philip King,Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture,Dale W. Nordquist

Publisher: Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

ISBN: 9781888626070

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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The Organic Farming Manual

A Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Running a Certified Organic Farm

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Author: Ann Larkin Hansen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 437

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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.

Small Farm Handbook, 2nd Edition

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Author: Laura Tourte,Ben Andrews Faber

Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 1601076983

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 182

View: 8799

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 – selling over 4300 copies. Now this invaluable reference has been updated and expanded for today’s small-scale producers. The handbook covers three essential areas: Background skills and knowledge, the business side, and the farming side Within these broad areas you’ll find specific chapters on: Requirements for Successful Farming Growing Crops Raising Animals Farm and Financial Management Marketing and Product Sales Labor Management Also included are profiles of six small farm operators representing a sample of California’s diverse agriculture. Throughout you’ll get a look at emerging trends and issues for California agriculture and innovative methods for better production and management, all of which can lead to better farm performance. Drawing upon the knowledge of 32 experts from the University of California, No other publication covers the topics, issues, and facets of California’s small-scale agriculture with this depth or level of expertise. From the basics to risk management, specialty crops to marketing and product sales, this guide covers the gamut.

Organic Vegetable Production Manual

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Author: Milton E. McGiffen,Jeri Ohmart,David Chaney

Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 160107557X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 86

View: 4166

This manual provides detailed information for growers on farming vegetables organically, addressing the essential topics for success in this highly competitive marketplace. Chapters cover a range of topics for the organic vegetable farmer: business and marketing plans, economic performance, soil fertility management, managing diseases, weed management, postharvest handling, as well as organic certification and registration in California.

Extraordinary Jobs in Agriculture and Nature

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Author: Alecia T. Devantier,Carol A. Turkington

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143811169X

Category: Agriculture

Page: 173

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Ever wonder who wrangles the animals during a movie shoot? What it takes to be a brewmaster? How that play-by-play announcer got his job? What it is like to be a secret shopper? The new.

Farmstay

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Author: Jan Joannides

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Tourism, Farms

Page: 50

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The Potential of England's Rural Economy

Eleventh Report of Session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence

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Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215524171

Category:

Page: 241

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potential of England's rural Economy : Eleventh report of session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence

The voluntary code of practice in the dairy sector

first report of session 2013-14, Vol. 1: Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence

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Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Welsh Affairs Committee

Publisher: Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215057563

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 73

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Dairy farming is of considerable economic and social importance to Wales, accounting for a third of all agricultural production by value and employing thousands of people. The dairy industry in Wales has an estimated total economic output of about £420m, one third (30%) of all Welsh agricultural production. There are 1,901 dairy farmers in Wales who produce 1.5 billion litres of milk per year, 12% of the total UK milk volume. The 224,000 dairy cattle in Wales constitute about 12% of the UK dairy herd. Long-standing cost pressures on dairy farmers came to a head in a crisis in summer last year, 2012, when processors announced a series of milk price reductions to be implemented at short notice. The Committee's key conclusions are: (i) The new voluntary code of practice is an important step forward to redress the balance in the contractual relationship between dairy producer and purchaser; (ii) The Committee urges all dairy processors who have not yet signed the voluntary code to do so; (iii) The code must be given time to work; (iv) Should the voluntary code fail, the UK Government must legislate for a statutory code of contracts.

Southern Innovator Magazine Issue 4: Cities and Urbanization

The Global South's Increasing Urbanization: Challenges to City Living

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Author: David South, Editor and Writer

Publisher: DSConsulting

ISBN: 0992021707

Category: Architecture

Page: 60

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Launched in May 2011, the new global magazine Southern Innovator is about the people across the global South shaping our new world, eradicating poverty and working towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They are the innovators. Issue 1 covered the theme of mobile phones and information technology. Issue 2 covered the theme of youth and entrepreneurship. Issue 3 covered the theme of agribusiness and food security. Issue 4 covers the theme of cities and urbanization.

Dairy your way

a guide to management alternatives for the Upper Midwest

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Author: Meg Moynihan,Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture,Minnesota. Dept. of Agriculture

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 100

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Sustainable Tourism

A Small Business Handbook for Success

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Author: Pamela Lanier

Publisher: Pamela Lanier

ISBN: 148954223X

Category: Ecotourism

Page: 102

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Ecotourism is an effective way for businesses in a tourism destination to have a positive impact on their host community. Whether the business in question is an experience provider, a lodging facility, a product-based company, or anything in between, this handbook provides the proper guidelines for sustainable and responsible business practices that promote the preservation of natural resources and wildlife and contribute to the socio-cultural and economic growth of the local community. This handbook is intended to be used by small and medium businesses, including those under development, entrepreneurs, and organizations in the tourism industry as a resource and a guide to adopt specific actions to become more sustainable and successful.

Adding Value for Sustainability

A Guidebook for Cooperative Extension Agents and Other Agricultural Professionals

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Author: Kristen Markley,Duncan Hilchey

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788189937

Category: Food industry and trade

Page: 85

View: 397

Designed to provide Cooperative Extension agents & other agriculture professionals a background on small-scale processing enterprise development in order to educate producers, processors, & communities. Discusses the concept of value-adding & how it contributes to sustainable agriculture. Introduces four enterprise owners who share their experiences with small- scale processing, & presents a description of issues involved in the start-up of a small-scale processing business, including the technical aspects of small-scale processing enterprises. Discusses efforts where processors & community members collaborate to develop or support a local small-scale processing industry.

Homemade for Sale

How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen

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Author: John D. Ivanko,Lisa Kivirist

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925822

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The authoritative guide for launching a successful home-based food enterprise, from idea and recipe to final product.

Last standing woman

eine indianische Saga von 1862 - 2018

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Author: Winona LaDuke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894051136

Category:

Page: 381

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Miraculous Abundance

One Quarter Acre, Two French Farmers, and Enough Food to Feed the World

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Author: Perrine Hervé-Gruyer,Charles Hervé-Gruyer

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603586431

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 3213

The Bec Hellouin model for growing food, sequestering carbon, creating jobs, and increasing biodiversity without using fossil fuels When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Neither one had ever farmed before. Charles had been circumnavigating the globe by sail, operating a floating school that taught students about ecology and indigenous cultures. Perrine had been an international lawyer in Japan. Each had returned to France to start a new life. Eventually, Perrine joined Charles in Normandy, and Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin was born. Bec Hellouin has since become a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement, and featured in the inspiring César and COLCOA award-winning documentary film, Demain ("Tomorrow"). Miraculous Abundance is the eloquent tale of the couple’s evolution from creating a farm to sustain their family to delving into an experiment in how to grow the most food possible, in the most ecological way possible, and create a farm model that can carry us into a post-carbon future—when oil is no longer moving goods and services, energy is scarcer, and localization is a must. Today, the farm produces a variety of vegetables using a mix of permaculture, bio-intensive, four-season, and natural farming techniques--as well as techniques gleaned from native cultures around the world. It has some animals for eggs and milk, horses for farming, a welcome center, a farm store, a permaculture school, a bread oven for artisan breads, greenhouses, a cidery, and a forge. It has also become the site of research focusing on how small organic farms like theirs might confront Europe’s (and the world’s) projected food crisis. But in this honest and engaging account of the trials and joys of their uncompromising effort, readers meet two people who are farming the future as much as they are farming their land. They envision farms like theirs someday being the hub for a host of other businesses that can drive rural communities—from bread makers and grain millers to animal care givers and other tradespeople. Market farmers and home gardeners alike will find much in these pages, but so will those who’ve never picked up a hoe. The couple’s account of their quest to design an almost Edenlike farm, hone their practices, and find new ways to feed the world is an inspiring tale. It is also a love letter to a future in which people increasingly live in rural communities that rely on traditional skills, locally created and purveyed goods and services, renewable energy, and greater local governance, but are also connected to the larger world.

Revitalizing Rural Economies

A Guide for Practitioners

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Author: Yolande E. Chan,Jeffrey A. Dixon,Christine R. Dukelow

Publisher: McGill Queens Univ

ISBN: 9780773542143

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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A research-based economic development resource for leaders building strong rural communities.

Cryptonomicon

Roman

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Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3894806915

Category: Fiction

Page: 1184

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Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs legt Japan mit Unterstützung von Nazi-Deutschland eine gigantische Goldreserve an. Die Alliierten werden zwar auf verschlüsselte Mitteilungen aufmerksam, aber selbst ihren besten Kryptographen gelingt es nicht, den Code zu knacken. Mehr als ein halbes Jahrhundert später stößt eine Gruppe junger amerikanischer Unternehmer im Wrack eines U-Boots auf die Anzeichen einer riesigen Verschwörung und auf das Rätsel um einen verborgenen Schatz.

Der Weg zu den Besten

die sieben Management-Prinzipien für dauerhaften Unternehmenserfolg

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Author: James C. Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423340397

Category: Unternehmenserfolg - Strategisches Management

Page: 359

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OECD-Umweltausblick bis 2050 Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

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Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264172866

Category:

Page: 400

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Wie werden wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklungen die Umwelt bis 2050 beeinflussen? Welche Maßnahmen sind nötig, um den wichtigsten ökologischen Herausforderungen zu begegnen, und mit welchen Konsequenzen müssen wir im Falle von politischer Untätigkeit rechnen? Der Umweltausblick liefert Analysen ökonomischer und ökologischer Trends. Im Zentrum der Projektionen stehen vier Bereiche, anhand derer sich die Zukunft unseres Planeten entscheiden wird: Klimawandel, Artenvielfalt, Wasser sowie Umwelt und Gesundheit.