General Farming

The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

by Joel Salatin

Salatin’s book presents a positive and much-needed alternative to the present-day world of agriculture, beset with poverty, pollution, and poor health. Farmers can live abundantly, and so can consumers. This book offers the philosophy to make it happen. Paperback or Kindle. Read more »

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

You Can Farm

by Joel Salatin

A great way to start contesting paradigms and brainstorming outside of the box as you are guided through the process of creating a vision and making it happen. Paperback or Kindle. Read more »

The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner

The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner

by Ann Larkin Hansen

A season-guided approach to keeping up with the multitudinous things that have to be done on a homestead. The guiding philosophy behind the book is that we will work far more efficiently if we work in sync with nature. Read more »

The First Book of Farming
FREE: The First Book of Farming

by Charles L. Goodrich

Interested in taking a scientific approach to farming? Give this oldie a try. Variety of eBook formats. Read more »

Water for Every Farm
Water for Every Farm: Yeomans Keyline Plan

by P. A. Yeomans

The Yeomans Keyline Plan centers around one of the most permanent features of the landscape—geography. The land is then developed around the existing geography, allowing for the best placement of dams, roads, trees, fences, and more. Paperback or Kindle. Read more »

FREE: Biointensive Integrated Pest Management

Biointensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

by National Center for Appropriate Technology

A free introduction to the theory behind IPM. PDF.

Fields of Farmers
Fields of Farmers: Interning, Mentoring, Partnering, Germinating

by Joel Salatin

If you are casually considering adding an internship program to your farm, Fields of Farmers may very well scare you off. But for those who are determined to play a role in training the next generation of farmers, it is an essential manual to navigating some dangerous waters in a way that enables both parties involved to succeed. Paperback or Kindle. Read more »