Anyone seriously considering becoming an organic farmer should read this book. And if you have been at it a year or two, and want to put your farm business on a solid foundation, this is for you too.
Richard Wiswall learned the hard way, and because he is a very organized person, you can learn a whole lot and a whole lot quicker if you apply the system he lays out in his business handbook for organic farmers. To sum up his approach, he says "Contrary to what most people believe, a good living can be made on an organic farm, and what is required is farming smarter, not harder."
My years of farming could have been a lot more profitable and a lot less stressful if this book had existed in 1979, when I started farming. Please take advantage of the incredible benefits that can be yours if you really want to farm. We need millions of new young farmers to grow the healthy organic food so many of now are seeking. Farming is hard work, and really quite complicated. And particularly if you don't have a background in running a small business, you will find this book sensible, down to earth, and above all, practical.
Owner & Operator
Valley Oak Tool Co.