Small Farms – True Farms or Not?

Here are some resources that describe, discuss, and lay out the characteristics of a small farm, what type of income can be expected from a small farm, and what practices individuals adopt in order to turn a profit on their small farm.  Essentially, a small farm is like a small business, and requires personal commitment of labor and effort and ingenuity.

What Can I Do With My Small Farm?   Oregon State University 2006

Small Farmers Creating a New Business Model as Farming Goes Local  New York Times 2012

Small Farms in the United States:  Persistence Under Pressure.  USDA 2010

Small Farm Success Stores.  USDA 2009

Cornell Small Farms Program – New York State

WSU Small Farms Team

Small Scale Farming Could Double the World’s Food Production – 2011

Popularity of Local Food Produce Subscription Grows – 2011

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