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Understand What Makes Your Farm Money, and Why

Understanding the core revenue streams of your farm is vital for strategic planning and sustainability. It enables informed decision-making on resource allocation, investment, and diversification. By identifying profitable avenues, farmers can optimize operations, mitigate risks, and adapt to market fluctuations, ensuring long-term profitability and resilience in the agricultural sector.

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Revolutionizing Fire: Indigenous Insights for Ecological Harmony

For many of us in North America, the thought of fire season is far away -- a problem for the summer. However, for Osprey Orielle Lake, the memory of the 2018 Camp Fire is never far and it represents several of the overwhelming results of the much wider climate crisis

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Environmental Benefits and Performance of Cob Construction

When you think of cob construction, what comes to mind? For many, it’s the idea of little houses you might see in fairy tales, or depicted in movies of days past. However, when used correctly, cob construction is an extremely efficient and environmentally sound way to build the home of your dreams. Essential Cob Construction sets the new standard for cob construction by incorporating rigorous, up-to-date engineering and building science, along with decades of practical lessons learned. Let's explore the environmental benefits and the performance of cob-constructed buildings in this excerpt below.

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Author Julia Shanks

Julia Shanks is a chef, entrepreneur, and business consultant who provides business assistance and coaching to new and established farm and food entrepreneurs. She has an MBA in entrepreneurship and is co-author of The Farmers Market Cookbook. She lives in Cambridge, MA.

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Understand What Makes Your Farm Money, and Why

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Understanding the core revenue streams of your farm is vital for strategic planning and sustainability. It enables informed decision-making on resource allocation, investment, and diversification. By identifying profitable avenues, farmers can optimize operations, mitigate risks, and adapt to market fluctuations, ensuring long-term profitability and resilience in the agricultural sector.

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Digging Deeper with Jean-Martin Fortier

Building on years of research, experimentation, and collaboration, The Winter Market Gardener is a beautifully illustrated practical guide to winter vegetable production for small farmers growing in northern climates.

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