Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a farming enterprise? Too often people dare not even vocalize this. You Can Farm is probably the Joel Salatin book that kicked off more future farmers than any other, and I have to include us in that count. We recently finished reading Joel Salatin’s You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start and $ucceed in a Farming Enterprise. It’s a good.
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The book is full of good advice and wisdom, but not the type of reference material that earns a book that coveted spot on our shelf.
I agreed with pretty much ALL of Salatin’s thoughts on food and food production and really wanted to reference what he was referencing, and 2. The author Joel Salatin has the right idea of what farming should and can be like, he stresses working with nature on your farm and not trying to fight against it, he emphasizes the opportunities of a grass based farm and how you can limit your animals feed consumption, and save money to generate more profits.
Mar 27, Sarah rated it it was ok.
You Can Farm
Mar 11, Johnny Bennett rated it really liked it. The crazy sustainable pastured beef and poultry farmer featured in Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma has some books of his own. Good reminder of the level of ignorance we have in our food system.
I’m so grateful I stumbled on this one as it’s given me a sense of direction and confidence that I can pull this off. Stay right where you are, rent some land somewhere nearby, and farm that plot of land. This is just one example of his out of the box thinking that joe me. Thinking of what to do first, Joel suggests getting an inspected commercial kitchen. Mar 02, Kimberly rated it it was amazing.
Aug 26, Scott Wigginton rated it really liked it. Some of the advice caught me by surprise. Inspiring and beautiful for a sentence here and there, but put all of them together and there is no order.
One of Salatin’s most salient pieces of advice is to prioritize the acquisition of farming experience over the acquisition of a farm if the goal is to have the farm as a primary source of income. I’m giving this book two stars because, even though I believe Salatin’s heart is in the right place, this book ultimately infuriated me.
This is one of them. The book is all about how to succeed as a farmer using techniques that the government and the industrial food corporations long ago abandoned in This book was not only a great pleasure to read, I found it exciting and wonderfully engaging.
He appears in both the film Food, Inc. It was easy for me to romanticize the idea of having a farm. However, if you are going to farm as a full-time family occupation, this is a very useful book to read.
There’s lots of great advice for farmers of all experience levels, aspiring to seasoned, and it was an incredibly interesting and useful book that will help you reduce overhead costs, work in concert with the land and climate, and get you thinking about the farm as a business. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
He has some good down to earth approaches and clearly shows a passion for what he believes and recognizes he is on the fringe. Fear not, though, because he gives recommendations to periodicals and other books that will provide that additional information you crave.
Paperbackpages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Still, there’s enough joe understand the principles involved, and there are many more general ideas as well. The pay is too low. While this book can be helpful to all farmers, it targets the wannabes, the folks who actually entertain notions of living, loving and learning on a piece of land. He gives practical advice on everything from improving the soil to filing your documents.
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More important is a good deal of advice and the wisdom of experience. The value of this book for me lies not in Joel Salatin’s prose, which is painful to read, but in a simple question he asks.
Books by Joel Salatin. It yku too much capital to start. You Can Farm gives far only an overview of Salatin’s farming methods for raising high-quality poultry, eggs, beef, and pork but also gives plenty of practical advice for running a successful farm business. This is one of the books that Joel recommended I read, salztin somebody that already had an assortment of poultry and was on the verge of moving my farm and starting with a clean slate. It’s just not feasible to rent farmland 30 miles away for raising animals that need tended a couple times a day.
But alas, I am not one of them. I am sure I will come back to it many times in the years ahead. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If you want to learn about someone who truly understands concepts like animal husbandry and enriching the land, you must read this book. Jun 09, Phillip rated it it was ok Shelves: Have you read You Can Farm? It’s clearly well-read, although salayin wonder how many readers have picked up their own copy after reading the library’s.
Joel explains how if your dream is to be working on the land, that you can do it and make a living off of it, and even eventually a profit.
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I would Highly recommend this to anyone who is serious about getting into farming or thinking about starting a farm, also to those who just want to learn a lot about farming. But I would disagree with him there.
May 29, Tim rated it liked it. I’m neither a vegetarian nor one who gets particularly bristly about animal rights, but the lack of sophistication here about an issue that is central to many farmers’ lives is staggering. Much of the book provided his arguments against traditional farming practices and in favor of the practices he adheres to, and I felt like these arguments were rather compelling, as well as interesting.
Although the book talks a good deal about the philosophy and practice of Salatin’s agricultural model, most of the nitty-gritty cam are left for his other books, Pasture Poultry Profits and Salad Bar Beef.