The Woman Hobby Farmer: Female Guidance for Growing Food, Raising Livestock, and Building a Farm-Based Business

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Authors

Karen Lanier

Year 2017
Pages 240
Publisher Lumina Media
Language en
ISBN 9781620082607
File Size 65.28 MB
File Format EPUB
Download Counter 74
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Hobby farming is alive and thriving in semi-rural, suburban, and rural areas across the country, and female farmers have been cited as the fastest growing sector within the farming community in recent years. With more than 1 million women in the United States and Canada describing farming as their primary source of income, and many more for whom hobby farming is just that—a hobby—the time is right for a publication dedicated to hobby farming from a female perspective. Written for women, by a woman, this insightful volume is packed with stories and advice from women hobby farmers and looks at female-specific farming challenges as well as issues that all farmers face.Inside The Woman Hobby Farmer:•Discussions on the who, what, why, and where of hobby farming•Deciding on your farming goals and making a plan•What to expect in your new endeavor•How to decide what to plant and prepare your planting sites•Advice on feeding, caring for, and housing different types of livestock•A look at “agripreneurship”—running and marketing your hobby farm as a successful business•Stories, quotes, and advice from successful female hobby farmers