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  1. Starting and Running Your Own Small Farm Business by Sara Beth Aubrey

    Starting and Running Your Own Small Farm Business by Sara Beth Aubrey

    $19.95
    Published in 2007, this book will help you develop a business plan, conduct market research, secure financing, comply with USDA and other food safety guidelines, protect your assets, create a marketing plan, determine pricing, choose your selling areas. Learn More
  2. Backyard Farming by Terry Bridge

    Backyard Farming by Terry Bridge

    $12.95
    Packed with no nonsense information for the novice on how to raise livestock and food on small land holdings. A valuable resource and also a “coffee table” book, all at an incredibly low price. Learn More
  3. Homegrown & Handmade by Deborah Niemann

    Homegrown & Handmade by Deborah Niemann

    $22.95
    Subtitled “A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living,” this new book has major sections on the sustainable garden, the backyard orchard, the poultry flock, the home dairy including cows, goats, and sheep, and the home fiber flock including llamas. Learn More
  4. Raising Goats Naturally: The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat and More by Deborah Niemann

    Raising Goats Naturally: The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat and More by Deborah Niemann

    $24.95
    this is a practical guide for the beginning goat raiser who aims for success on the self-reliant farmstead. Paperback. 286 pages. Learn More
  5. The Backyard Homestead, Edited by Carleen Madigan

    The Backyard Homestead, Edited by Carleen Madigan

    $18.95
    A new Storey book for producing "all the food you need on just a quarter acre!" Learn how to raise 1400 eggs, 50 lbs. of wheat, 60 lbs. of fruit, one ton of vegetables, 280 lbs. of pork, and 75 lbs. of nuts, plus sections of dairy and milk goats, sheep, rabbits, cattle, and more. Learn More
  6. How to Build Animal Housing by Carol Ekarius

    How to Build Animal Housing by Carol Ekarius

    $24.95
    This large format book has 60 building plans for barns, sheds, pens, coops, feeders, stanchions, and more. Starts with planning for structure, design, and function. Learn More
  7. Fences for Pastures & Garden, by Gail Damerow

    Fences for Pastures & Garden, by Gail Damerow

    $16.95
    Finally a comprehensive book on all types of fences. Learn More
  8. Livestock Guardians, by Janet Vorwald Dohner

    Livestock Guardians, by Janet Vorwald Dohner

    $24.95
    A complete guide to working with guardian animals. Learn about methods of predator control, chapters on livestock guard dogs, llamas, and donkeys, their selection, training, and care. Learn More
  9. Basic Country Skills by John and Martha Storey

    Basic Country Skills by John and Martha Storey

    $24.95
    This "Practical Guide to Self-Reliance" from Storey covers the whole range of topics on home, barn, and farm repair, gardening, preserving, farming and farm animals. Learn More
  10. The Year of the Goat (paperback) by Margaret Hathaway

    The Year of the Goat (paperback) by Margaret Hathaway

    $14.95
    Subtitled "40,000 Miles and the Quest for the Perfect Cheese," this new book chronicles one couple's journey both physically and emotionally through the U.S., seeking what being a "goat farmer" really means. Learn More

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