Published Sep 3, 2014

The Practical Farmer: Autumn 2014

In This Issue

Building Soil at Maple Edge Farm
Learn how Jon Bakehouse and his family are “feeding the soil” with cover crops, small grains and no-till

Cattle Versus Crops
Can you justify keeping cattle in an era of profitable corn? See what PFI members had to say in this lively member discussion.

The Farm Legacy Letter
Have you thought about what you want most for your farmland after you’re gone? Read Vic Madsen’s farm legacy letter, and get inspired to write your own.

Baring All on Business-Plan Writing
Beginning farmers Dave and Meg Schmidt have a compelling business plan for their farm. Learn the ups and downs of that process in this detailed Q&A.