Never Bet the Farm

How Entrepreneurs Take Risks, Make Decisions -- and How You Can, Too

Author: Anthony Iaquinto,Stephen Spinelli, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118041000

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In Never Bet the Farm two leading entrepreneurs, Anthony Iaquinto and Stephen Spinelli, turn much of the so-called expert advice for entrepreneurs on its head. They show that by preparing for setbacks and using a framework that can help reduce risks and simplify decision making, entrepreneurs can increase their probability for success. They refute the idea that there is an ideal entrepreneurial “type,” and show that luck can be as important as a business plan in many enterprises. Above all, the authors emphasize that entrepreneurship is a career, not a one-time event, and winners are those who can keep themselves in the game. Never Bet the Farm is an easy-to-understand and attractive tool for anyone who has a business idea, but who might be wary of the risks implied in starting their own business.
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Fun on the Farm

The Adventures of Bo'gator, Brer Possum and Blue

Author: Sam Burnette

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 160799593X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Beautifully illustrated, Fun on the Farm is a pleasant blend of author Sam Burnette's childhood experiences and the antics of various animal characters. Set in the Deep South, this is just one of the many adventures of a little boy nicknamed Bo'Gator, and his carefree days spent exploring his grandparents' farm and the surrounding woods with his constant companion, Papa's Basset Hound, Beauregard. Follow their good times fishing and playing games with their friend, Brer Possum, and several other forest creatures, including a thieving old raccoon named Blue. Reminiscent of country living of by gone days, this children's book is refreshingly unique in today's fast-paced world. This book is an eLIVE book, meaning each book contains a code to redeem a free audio book download from the Tate Publishing website!
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The Farm as Natural Habitat

Reconnecting Food Systems With Ecosystems

Author: Dana L. Jackson

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597262699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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The Farm as Natural Habitat is a vital new contribution to the debate about agriculture and its impacts on the land. Arising from the conviction that the agricultural landscape as a whole could be restored to a healthy diversity, the book challenges the notion that the dominant agricultural landscape -- bereft of its original vegetation and wildlife and despoiled by chemical runoff -- is inevitable if we are to feed ourselves. Contributors bring together insights and practices from the fields of conservation biology, sustainable agriculture, and environmental restoration to link agriculture and biodiversity, farming and nature, in celebrating a unique alternative to conventional agriculture.Rejecting the idea that "ecological sacrifice zones" are a necessary part of feeding a hungry world, the book offers compelling examples of an alternative agriculture that can produce not only healthful food, but fully functioning ecosystems and abundant populations of native species. Contributors include Collin Bode, George Boody, Brian DeVore, Arthur (Tex) Hawkins, Buddy Huffaker, Rhonda Janke, Richard Jefferson, Nick Jordan, Cheryl Miller, Heather Robertson, Carol Shennan, Judith Soule, Beth Waterhouse, and others.The Farm as Natural Habitat is both hopeful and visionary, grounded in real examples, and guided by a commitment to healthy land and thriving communities. It is the first book to offer a viable approach to addressing the challenges of protecting and restoring biodiversity on private agricultural land and is essential reading for anyone concerned with issues of land or biodiversity conservation, farming and agriculture, ecological restoration, or the health of rural communities and landscapes.
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Eva of the Farm

Author: Dia Calhoun

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442417005

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Twelve-year-old Eva writes beautiful poems on the farm in Washington State that her family has owned for generations, but when money runs out and then her baby brother gets sick, the family faces foreclosure and the way of life she loves is threatened.
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Trees on the Farm

Assessing the Adoption Potential of Agroforestry Practices in Africa

Author: Steven Charles Franzel,Sara J. Scherr

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851998848

Category: Agroforestry

Page: 208

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Most published books on agroforestry have focused on biophysical aspects. There has been a lack of scientifically rigorous information about the socioeconomic features of agroforestry, and the adoption of agroforestry practices by farmers.This book fills that gap by assessing the adoption of selected agroforestry practices developed with African farmers, describing methods, and drawing out the implications for research, development, and policy. The volume includes five case studies of research conducted in Kenya and Zambia to evaluate the adoption potential of agroforestry. The cases illustrate methods of farm and village technology design, testing, and analysis that are applicable to a wide range of natural resource management practices.Along with the case studies, the contents also include chapters on: methods for assessing agroforestry adoption potential, promoting new agroforestry technologies: policy lessons from on-farm research, and assessing adoption potential: lessons learned and future directions.
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Chefs on the Farm

Recipes and Inspiration from the Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts

Author: Shannon Borg,Lora Lea Misterly,Kären Jurgensen (chef.)

Publisher: Skipstone

ISBN: 1594850801

Category: Cooking

Page: 205

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A visually rich tour of an organic farm, where award-winning chefs learn sustainable food practices, Chefs on the Farm is the perfect "treat" for foodies, organic gardeners, cookbook addicts and sustainable practitioners alike.With the rising interest in organic and locally grown food, there is also an increasing interest in connecting the farm to the table. Chefs on the Farm describes the seasonal workings of Quillisascut Goat Cheese Farm, a small, family-run business in northeasternWashington state. There, owners Lora Lea and Rick Misterly started a "Farm School for the Domestic Arts" where every summer, professional chefs, culinary students, food writers, and others live and work on the farm. Cooking only with ingredients they find on the farm, students learn to be connected to the food they work with."Something unique is happening at Quillisascut, placing this tiny goat-cheese farm . . . at the forefront of a national movement known as 'sustainable food.'" (Seattle Times)
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At the Farm

Author: Czeena Devera

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1534140352

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

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At the Farm explores the familiar sights and animals a reader might find at the farm. The book utilizes curriculum based text to get children comfortable with reading and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful animal photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book. Book includes author biography and teaching guides.
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A Revolution Down on the Farm

The Transformation of American Agriculture since 1929

Author: Paul Conkin

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813173159

Category: History

Page: 240

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At a time when food is becoming increasingly scarce in many parts of the world and food prices are skyrocketing, no industry is more important than agriculture. Humans have been farming for thousands of years, and yet agriculture has undergone more fundamental changes in the past 80 years than in the previous several centuries. In 1900, 30 million American farmers tilled the soil or tended livestock; today there are fewer than 4.5 million farmers who feed a population four times larger than it was at the beginning of the century. Fifty years ago, the planet could not have sustained a population of 6.5 billion; now, commercial and industrial agriculture ensure that millions will not die from starvation. Farmers are able to feed an exponentially growing planet because the greatest industrial revolution in history has occurred in agriculture since 1929, with U.S. farmers leading the way. Productivity on American farms has increased tenfold, even as most small farmers and tenants have been forced to find other work. Today, only 300,000 farms produce approximately ninety percent of the total output, and overproduction, largely subsidized by government programs and policies, has become the hallmark of modern agriculture. A Revolution Down on the Farm: The Transformation of American Agriculture since 1929 charts the profound changes in farming that have occurred during author Paul K. Conkin’s lifetime. His personal experiences growing up on a small Tennessee farm complement compelling statistical data as he explores America’s vast agricultural transformation and considers its social, political, and economic consequences. He examines the history of American agriculture, showing how New Deal innovations evolved into convoluted commodity programs following World War II. Conkin assesses the skills, new technologies, and government policies that helped transform farming in America and suggests how new legislation might affect farming in decades to come. Although the increased production and mechanization of farming has been an economic success story for Americans, the costs are becoming increasingly apparent. Small farmers are put out of business when they cannot compete with giant, non-diversified corporate farms. Caged chickens and hogs in factory-like facilities or confined dairy cattle require massive amounts of chemicals and hormones ultimately ingested by consumers. Fertilizers, new organic chemicals, manure disposal, and genetically modified seeds have introduced environmental problems that are still being discovered. A Revolution Down on the Farm concludes with an evaluation of farming in the twenty-first century and a distinctive meditation on alternatives to our present large scale, mechanized, subsidized, and fossil fuel and chemically dependent system.
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The Farm

Growing up in Abilene, Kansas, in the 1940S and 1950S

Author: Mark J. Curran

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426945588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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"The Farm" is not in the form of a novel nor is it necessarily chronological. Sections 1-29 however will follow the memories as recorded by the author. Part one is the essence of the narrative; Part two is an addendum written years later to reflect life of a schoolboy in Kansas in what I like to call the "Age of Innocence", that is, the 1940s and 1950s.
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