You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise

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You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise
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Paperback, Polyface, 1998, ISBN # 0963810928

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Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a farming enterprise? Too often people dare not even vocalize this desire because it seems absurd. It's like thinking the unthinkable.

After all, the farm population is dwindling. It takes too much capital to start. The pay is too low. The working conditions are dusty, smelly and noisy: not the place to raise a family. This is all true, and more, for most farmers.

But for farm entrepreneurs, the opportunities for a farm family business have never been greater. The aging farm population is creating cavernous niches begging to be filled by creative visionaries who will go in dynamic new directions. As the industrial agriculture complex crumbles and our culture clambers for clean food, the countryside beckons anew with profitable farming opportunities.

While this book can be helpful to all farmers, it targets the wannabes, the folks who actually entertain notions of living, loving and learning on a piece of land. Anyone willing to dance with such a dream should be able to assess its assets and liabilities; its fantasies and realities. "Is it really possible for me?" is the burning question this book addresses.

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Publisher: Polyface, Incorporated
Publish Date: Jun 01, 1998
ISBN-13: 9780963810922
ISBN-10: 0963810928
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 480
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.1 x 6.0 x 1.2
Walmart No.: 978096381092
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Joel Salatin wrote a book that encourages the reader to think, to be creative, and to truly consider both the potential costs and benefits, as well as the realistic costs and benefits, of taking the next step if they have been dreaming of owning and working on a farm as a full-time enterprise. He also has an engaging writing style, and clearly believes what he writes. By the time I reached the Summary (Chapter 39) in the back of the book, I actually had to stop and read the page number because it began "For several hundred pages now..." which didn't seem right to me, but it was—that quote is from page 436. I checked the reviews on amazon.com before purchasing the book here, and I have to agree with most of the comments that I found there—including that the reader needs to keep in mind that Joel Salatin is writing from his own point of view, which not everyone will agree with, and that what has worked for him as a business and life model will not work for everyone. The reader would be advised to verify for themselves any of the mathematical calculations worked out in the book, but that should be standard practice for any published book.

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