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Finding Good Farmland: How to Evaluate and Acquire Land for Raising Crops and Animals. A Storey BASICS� Title

Finding Good Farmland: How to Evaluate and Acquire Land for Raising Crops and Animals. A Storey BASICS� Title


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Buying farmland is a major investment, so be sure you make an informed choice. This practical guide covers every factor you should consider before making a purchase, including government regulations, residential concerns from the surrounding area, soil conditions, and savvy financing. Whether you intend to grow abundant crops or graze a robust herd of livestock, Finding Good Farmland provides a roadmap to the land that’s right for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612120867
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 12/09/2016
Series: Storey BASICS�
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ann Larkin Hansen is the author of The Backyard Homestead Seasonal PlannerThe Organic Farming Manual, The Electric Fencing Handbook, Finding Good Farmland, and Making Hay; coauthor of A Landowner’s Guide to Managing Your Woods with consulting forester Dennis Waterman and master logger Mike Severson; and coauthor with her husband, Steve, of Maintaining Small-Farm Equipment. She has been a journalist for more than 30 years, specializing in organic agriculture and sustainable forestry. A homesteader and a small-scale organic farmer, she lives with her family on a farm in northern Wisconsin. 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Finding the farm that's right for you

1 Location: Where to look for land, and how to begin the search

2 Water: Source, quantity, reliability, ownership, and quality

3 Good Land: Soil type, fertility, aspect, slope, drainage, and field histories

4 Building and Utilities: House, outbuildings, fences, septic, electric, driveway, and a few other things

5 Neighbors and the Neighborhood: Finding out who the neighbors are and what they're doing, now and in the future, and the overall quality of life in the area

6 Government Regulations and Services: Permits and codes, land use planning and zoning, property taxes, protections and programs for farmers, roads and other government services

7Financing a Farm: Finding a lender and convincing them to give you a loan

8 Alternative Ways to Get onto Land: Additional ways to acquire land to farm



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