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Farms with a Future


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Table of Contents

1. For the beginner
2. Identifying your market niche
3. Finding and securing land
4. Financing the dream
5. Farm planning for success
6. Equipment and infrastructure
7. Soil and water management
8. Harvest and processing
9. Marketing and relationship building
10. Record-keeping and regulatory compliance
11. Accounting and financial management
12. Human resources and family
13. Add-on enterprises: agritourism, classes, value-added products, ethnic markets, and more

About the Author

Rebecca Thistlethwaite runs a small farm and food business consulting firm called Sustain Consulting and is starting a small homestead (smallholding) inOregon with her husband and daughter. She has raised organic pastured livestock and poultry and she is on the board of the Sustainable Food Trade Association in the US, as well as the Columbia Gorge Earth Center and writes for blogs such as "Cooking Up a Story" and her own blog "Honest Meat". Her other recent pursuits include training oxen, holistic financial planning, and learning how to make fermented foods. Farms with a Future is her first book.


"Farms with a Future is an important book. If you are new to farming, read it now. If you've been in the business for a while, read it every year to keep yourself on track." -- Shannon Hayes, author Radical Homemakers "This book does what books are supposed to do, that is, it gives the reader on-the-ground experience that would otherwise take years to gain." -- Gene Logsdon, author of The Contrary Farmer

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