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

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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

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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

View: 5003

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.

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.

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.