The Woman Hobby Farmer

The Woman Hobby Farmer

Book - 2017
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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
Publisher: East Petersburg, PA : CompanionHouse Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9781620082607
Branch Call Number: 630.68 LANIER K
Characteristics: 238 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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