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Organic Dairy Production

Author : Sarah Flack
ISBN : 9781603583527
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 55. 37 MB
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Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on: Soils, the foundation of health (manure management) Crop production and grazing management (forage species, pasture management, setting up a grazing system) Livestock (selection, nutrition, winter and summer feed considerations, seasonal milking, habitat, herd health, milk quality) Marketing (selling fluid milk, regulations, facility and equipment, selling raw milk) Recordkeeping The transition to organic Featuring examples from various farms in the Northeast.

Organic Dairy Production

Author : Sarah Flack
ISBN : 9781603583527
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 58. 22 MB
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Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on: Soils, the foundation of health (manure management) Crop production and grazing management (forage species, pasture management, setting up a grazing system) Livestock (selection, nutrition, winter and summer feed considerations, seasonal milking, habitat, herd health, milk quality) Marketing (selling fluid milk, regulations, facility and equipment, selling raw milk) Recordkeeping The transition to organic Featuring examples from various farms in the Northeast.

Nofa Guides

Author : Northeast Organic Farming Association
ISBN : 1603583610
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 45. 94 MB
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A series of eight guides originally published by NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) on organic principles and practices for both the beginner farmer as well as established farmers looking to convert to organic or deepen their practices. Each book is approximately 100 pages, but the information is weighty; the guides use a strong whole-systems farming theory behind their practical advice, as well as offer historical information, further resources, detailed appendices, and profiles of various organic farms across the Northeast. Titles include: Organic Weed and Soil Fertility Management by Steve Gilman (approx 104 pp) Soil Resiliency and Health: Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping on the Organic Farm by Seth Kroeck (96 pp) Compost, Vermicompost, and Compost Tea by Grace Gershuny (96 pp) Vegetable Crop Health: Helping Nature Control Diseases and Pests Organically by Brian Caldwell (96 pp) Organic Dairy Production by Sarah Flack (96) The Wisdom of Plant Heritage: Organic Seed Production and Saving by Bryan Connolly (112 pp) Whole Farm Planning: Ecological Imperatives, Personal Values, and Economics by Elizabeth Henderson and Karl North (96 pp) Humane and Healthy Poultry Production: A Manual for Organic Growers by Karma Glos (104 pp)

Organic Dairy Farming

Author : Jody Padgham
ISBN : 0963798235
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 21. 37 MB
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Written for the transitioning and new organic farmer, Organic Dairy Farming brings together for the first time in a single volume the information to explain everything from organic soil management, calf care and mastitis control to the certification process and marketing for the organic premium. Combining up-to-date advice from 20 experts in a variety of fields, it presents organic concepts and practices in a readable form. The book includes farmer interviews demonstrating how they have successfully applied organic practices on their own farms. Over sixty illustrations, glossary, list of resources and complete index make the book very useable. An essential tool for both the farmer and the agricultural professional.

Whole Farm Planning

Author : Elizabeth Henderson
ISBN : 9781603583565
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 70. 65 MB
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Part of the NOFA Guides. Includes information on: Lessons from systems science (including tools) Assessing the whole farm (what are we managing? the people, physical and mental assets, money) Understanding the farm ecosystems (the water and mineral cycles, dynamics of the biological community, the energy flow) Choosing appropriate tools Making a framework to test decisions Including examples and statements from practicing farmers, and more holistic resources and alternative business models.

Organic Soil Fertility And Weed Management

Author : Steve Gilman
ISBN : 9781603583602
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 62. 94 MB
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Soil is a living organism that loves to cooperate with farmers and gardeners. A green thumb will appear on those who align themselves with its health and requirements. This book discusses: Soil habitat Sustaining soil fertility The soil food-web Nutrient availability and deficiency After reading this book, readers will not only have a different view on soil, but on weeds as well. Knowing and utilizing the energies and characteristics of weeds, as Gilman teaches, will make for a more productive garden, and less stressful gardening.

Farms With A Future

Author : Rebecca Thistlethwaite
ISBN : 9781603584395
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 47. 19 MB
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What makes a farm sustainable and successful? And what special qualities and skills are needed for someone to become a successful farmer? Rebecca Thistlethwaite addresses these and other crucial questions in this uniquely important book, which is a must-read for anyone who aspires to get into farming, or who wants to make their farm business more dynamic, profitable, and, above all, sustainable. Over an entire year, the author and her husband-experienced farmers themselves-took a sabbatical and traveled the length and breadth of the United States to live and work alongside some of the nation's most innovative farmers. Along the way they learned about best practices, and a whole lot about what doesn't work. Farms with a Future shares this collective wisdom in an inspirational yet practical manner; it will help beginners avoid many of the common mistakes that first-time farmers make. Just as importantly, it discusses positive ideas that can help make any farm enterprise vibrant and financially profitable. Profiles of more than a dozen representative farms help round out the invaluable information and encourage farmers to embrace their inner entrepreneur. Younger growers, in particular, will benefit by learning about "the right stuff" from both their peers and longtime experts.This book provides a useful reference for beginning and experienced farmers alike. While many other books address agricultural production, there are very few that talk about business management for long-term sustainability. Farms with a Future offers an approachable, colorful take on building a triple-bottom-line farming business.

Nofa Organic Farms Folks Foods

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924104534569
Genre : Sustainable agriculture
File Size : 31. 87 MB
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Nofa Ny S Organic Food Guide

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924104534510
Genre : Organic farming
File Size : 30. 65 MB
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Organic Livestock Handbook

Author : Canadian Organic Growers
ISBN : WISC:89077844132
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 49. 31 MB
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