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. You Can Farm is probably the Joel Salatin book that kicked off more future farmers than any other, and I have to include us in that count. We recently finished reading Joel Salatin’s You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start and $ucceed in a Farming Enterprise. It’s a good.

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Whew, thank goodness I found this book before I bought a farm. His methods show a clear focus on what makes a successful farm making money and how to best leverage synergistic approaches don’t just sell corn, sell cornbread!

You Can Farm by Joel Salatin

A however we are definitely headed that way unless something drastic happens. The working conditions are dusty, smelly and noisy Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a farming enterprise?

After all, the farm population is dwindling. It was written in a conversational style which i love so it was easy to read and follow. This book was everything I’d hoped it would be. Thus, it’s much safer and less stressful to start small and part-time, and scale up from there once the salatim and marketing model have proven themselves sufficient.

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Though, like the question, this answer relates to farming, for me its scope is much broader. Thank you Before we can sign you up to the Milkwood Newsletter we need a little more information. It acknowledges and celebrates the constraints of small-scale, often family based startup farming systems, and explains a raft of possibilities and approaches for growing that gumption to grow into a viable enterprise. Want to Read saving….

You Can Farm by Joel Salatin: Book Review

I think I’ll stick with backyard-everything. I was in the process of buying acres when our paths crossed. Joel espouses an agricultural paradigm shift that sees plants and animals as partners rather than units of production. To view it, click here. Pretty salstin, you’re managing several acres while still not living on a farm.

As the industrial agriculture complex crumbles and our culture clambers for clean food, the countryside beckons anew with profitable farming opportunities.

Ylu takes too much capital to start. Included in this goal is smell. The most interesting this to me about Salatin’s advice on becoming a farmer is that you don’t need land, at least not right away.

Black and white photos Size: Eventually he incorporated the phrase into the title of a book that describes herd effect, mobbing, moving, field design, water systems, manure monitoring, soil fertility, and even pigaerating. You’ll be earn I credit this book with getting me into farming. The book is an overview of the fwrm factors Salatin estimates to be the particularly important in starting a profitable farm.

And, the word “research” is thrown caan so blindly that without properly sourced, investigated, truly neutral “research,” it just jooel like a way to justify a bias, especially to people on the other side of the fence.

Not only does it encourage individuals with the desire to farm, to farm, but it also talks in depth about starting an succeeding in a farming enterprise. Nov 14, Keith rated it really liked it. Dec 13, Aubrey Anne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Posted by Jake at 5: His writing is like my dreamlets as I fall to sleep.

This book is from the library. That is to say, xan book completely assumes that you want to farm for all the right reasons — ie to feed your community clean food while regenerating the land that food comes from, in the process of farming. Hi, I am from brazil, I am in charge of a nursery, I am a permaculture doer… So, Salstin will be glad to recive yours letters.

The book is all about how to succeed as a farmer using techniques that the government and the industrial food corporations long ago abandoned in favor of monoculture which has yoh to breakouts of diseased food and a loss of nutritional quality in the food. This book was not only a great pleasure to read, I found it exciting and wonderfully engaging.

I loved the way the chapters are set up in this book with nice pictures with captions, that allow you to really see what the author is talking about.

There were so many instances of “research” being cited with no reference to where it came from, that the very few times a source salafin incomplete youu mentioned, it very much stood out to me – for example, right near the end of the book when Salatin explains WHY he keeps referring to industrial chicken as being in “fecal soup,” he mentioned that Time Magazine reported on it in pg.

Under most state laws, that would require you to keep that jam or perform the preparation in a commercial kitchen. I plan to own this one one day and read it over and over again.

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