Start Your Farm by Forrest Pritchard audiobook

Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farm

By Forrest Pritchard  and Ellen Polishuk
Read by Coleen Marlo  and Stephen Bel Davies

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9.03 Hours Unabridged
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Do you dream of starting your own farm but wonder where to begin? Or do you already have a farm but wish to become more sustainable to compete in today's market? Start Your Farm, the first comprehensive business guide of its kind, covers these essential questions and more: ● Why be a farmer in the 21st century? Do you have what it takes? ● What does sustainable really mean, and how can a small (as little as one acre) to midsize farm survive alongside commodity-scale agriculture? ● How do you access education, land, and other needs with limited capital? ● How can you reap an actual profit, including a return on land investment? ● How do you build connections with employees, colleagues, and customers? ● At the end of the day, how do you measure success? (Hint: Cash your lifestyle paycheck.) More than a practical guide, Start Your Farm is a hopeful call to action for anyone who aspires to grow wholesome, environmentally sustainable food for a living. Take it from Forrest Pritchard and Ellen Polishuk: Making this dream a reality is not for the faint of heart, but it's well within reach—and there's no greater satisfaction under the sun!

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Do you dream of starting your own farm but wonder where to begin? Or do you already have a farm but wish to become more sustainable to compete in today's market? Start Your Farm, the first comprehensive business guide of its kind, covers these essential questions and more:

● Why be a farmer in the 21st century? Do you have what it takes?

● What does sustainable really mean, and how can a small (as little as one acre) to midsize farm survive alongside commodity-scale agriculture?

● How do you access education, land, and other needs with limited capital?

● How can you reap an actual profit, including a return on land investment?

● How do you build connections with employees, colleagues, and customers?

● At the end of the day, how do you measure success? (Hint: Cash your lifestyle paycheck.)

More than a practical guide, Start Your Farm is a hopeful call to action for anyone who aspires to grow wholesome, environmentally sustainable food for a living. Take it from Forrest Pritchard and Ellen Polishuk: Making this dream a reality is not for the faint of heart, but it's well within reach—and there's no greater satisfaction under the sun!

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Author Bio: Forrest Pritchard

Author Bio: Forrest Pritchard

Forrest Pritchard is the New York Times bestselling author of Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm, as well as Growing Tomorrow, Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat, a 2015 finalist for independent-press cookbook of the year. A graduate of the College of William & Mary with degrees in English and geology, Pritchard is also a full-time organic livestock farmer and seventh-generation producer, serving weekly markets in the Washington DC metro area. He is a popular public speaker, regularly delivering keynotes for colleges and universities, policy groups and consumer audiences, and maintains an active national lecture schedule. His books have been named top reads by NPR, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and many more.

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Author Bio: Ellen Polishuk

Author Bio: Ellen Polishuk

Ellen Polishuk is a first generation sustainable vegetable farmer, holding a degree in horticulture from Virginia Tech. A self described “compost queen,” Ellen grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., in the ‘60s and ‘70s. She was born loving plants, collecting houseplant “pets” by age seven, and renting a garden plot at age ten. By age sixteen, a summer farming job marked the beginning of her agricultural career. Ellen worked for several years in the vegetable seed business in California. In 1992, with five farm seasons under her belt, she was hired by Potomac Vegetable Farms to manage their satellite farm in Virginia, fifty miles west of D.C. After twenty five years at Potomac Vegetable Farms, where she was a co-owner, she now consults and teaches full time, specializing in sustainable agriculture, vegetable growing practices, and increasing farm profitability. Ellen and Forrest are longtime colleagues at Arlington Farmers Market.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 9.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English