General Farming

Comprehensive guides, farm philosophy, agricultural encyclopedias, and more. This is where you’ll find books that can help you get going on your country living adventure. Many of these books are great starting points for further research.

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

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. Read more »


 

The First Book of FarmingFREE: 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 FarmWater 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 »


 

Biointensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM)FREE: Biointensive Integrated Pest Management

by National Center for Appropriate Technology

A free introduction to the theory behind IPM. PDF.


 

Fields of FarmersFields 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 »