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BOOKS

Title: 1997 census of agricultureVolume 1, Geographic area series, Part 25 : Missouri state and county data
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA , 1999

Summary: The publication is divided in two parts-- for tables of statewide data and for tables of data broken down by Missouri county. The data cover farm expenses, market value of farm products sold, net return from various sources of farm income, farm labor, farms, value of farms, land in farms, harvested crops, machinery and equipment, topics related to livestock, field, orchard and nursery crops, and farmer demographics.

Call Number: 50 NIN
Subjects: Crop production , Farm income , Farm labor , Farmers , Land use , Livestock , Poultry

Title: 1997 census of agricultureVolume 2, Subject series, Part 1 : agricultural atlas of the United States
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Agricultural Statistics Service , 1999

Summary: Herein are maps displaying a variety of agricultural data, including farms by value of sales, farms by size, market value of products sold, farm income and direct sales to consumers, farm production expenses, hired farm labor, land use, irrigated land, value of land and buildings, machinery and equipment, chemicals used, tenure and characteristics of farm operators, types of farm organization, crops, fruits, nuts, nursery crops, and vegetables harvested, and livestock and poultry production.

Call Number: 50 NIN
Subjects: Crop production , Family farms , Farm income , Farm labor , Farmers , Incorporated farms , Livestock , Poultry , Sales

Title: 2001 organic farm management handbook
Contributors: Edited by Nic Lampkin and Mark Measures
Published: Aberystwyth, Wales : Organic Farming Research Unit, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales ; Hampstead Marshall, Berkshire, England : Organic Advisory Service, Elm Farm Research Centre , 2001 4th ed.

Summary: This handbook, produced in the United Kingdom, provides business management information for farmers and others concerned with the management of organic farms. There are chapters on marketing, certification, conversion to organic farming, crop production, arable crop gross margins, livestock production, whole farm performance, environmental management and information resources.

ISBN: 1872064329
Call Number: 53 TWO
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative field crops , Cover crops and green manure crops , Crop production , Economic forecasting , Farm management and decision making , Forage crops , Livestock , Organic certification , Organic farming , Vegetables

Title: Alternatives in agriculture : Thompson On-Farm Research and Wallace Institute : 1999 report
Published: Boone, IA : Thompson On-Farm Research , 1999

Summary: Main topics in this report include coverage of fertility, cover crops, weed management, field crops, and livestock.

Call Number: 10.5 ALT
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative field crops , Cover crops and green manure crops , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Fertility , Livestock , On-farm research , Weed management

Title: Alternatives in agriculture : Thompson On-Farm Research and Wallace Institute : 1997 report
Published: Boone, IA : Thompson On-Farm Research , 1997

Summary: The report covers a variety of alternative agriculture topics including fertility, cover crops, weed management, field crops, and livestock.

Call Number: 10.5 ALT
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative agriculture , Alternative field crops , Cover crops and green manure crops , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Fertility , Livestock , On-farm research , Weed management

Title: Backyard livestock : raising good , natural food for your family
Author: Steven Thomas
Contributors: Revised by George P. Looby, DVM
Published: Woodstock, VT : The Countryman Press , 1996, c1990 Revised, expanded ed.

Summary: This book was written to serve as a guide to those who desire to start, in a modest way, a livestock project. It provides information on breeds and breeding, feed, disease prevention, housing and management. There is a chapter on growing your own feed and appendixes covering disease identification and treatment, manure, tanning, incubators and injections.

ISBN: 0881501824
Call Number: 70 THO
Subjects: Livestock , Small livestock

Title: the Encyclopedia of country living : an old fashioned recipe book
Author: Carla Emery
Contributors: illustrated by Cindy Davis and David Berger
Published: Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books , c1994 fourth printing of ninth edition, 1997

Summary: This book contains much information on country living including, living self-sufficiently, planting gardens, raising animals, and processing home-grown foods.

ISBN: 0912365951
Call Number: 80.13 EME
Subjects: Amaranth , Asparagus , Baking , Bamboo , Beekeeping , Beginning farming , Berries , Blackberries , Blueberries , Brambles , Broccoli , Buckwheat , Butter , Calves , Canning , Cattle, beef , Cattle, dairy , Cheese making , Chickens , Cole crops (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) , Cooking, recipes , Corn , Dairy products , Ducks , Eggs , Family life , Farm life , Farm management and decision making , Food processing , Food storage and preservation , Fruits , Fruits, tree , Game birds , Gardening , Geese , Goats , Goats, dairy , Goats, meat , Grains , Grapes , Grasses, warm season , Guinea fowl , Handicrafts , Harvesting , Herbs , Hogs , Homesteading , Honey, bee products , Lamb (meat), mutton , Lambs , Livestock , Meat products , Milk , Millets , Mushrooms , Nut trees , Nuts , Onions , Paw paws , Peaches , Pears , Pest control , Pheasants , Plant propagation , Pork , Postharvest handling of fruits and vegetables , Poultry , Poultry meats , Quail , Rabbits , Raspberries , Seed saving , Seed storing , Seeds , Sheap Shearing , Sheep , Slaughtering methods , Small livestock , Soap making , Soil management , Sorghum , Sustainable agriculture , Tanning hides , Turkeys , Veal production , Vegetable gardening , Vegetables , Vegetables, harvesting and postharvest , Vegetables, storage , Wheat , Wool , Yogurt

Title: Environmental enhancement through agriculture : proceedings of a conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 15-17, 1995
Contributors: William Lockeretz, editor
Published: Medford, MA : Center for Agriculture, Food and Environment, School of Nutrition and Science Policy, Tufts University , 1996

Summary: These proceedings explore how to create agricultural production systems that produce environmental benefits in contrast to merely being environmentally benign. The papers are grouped under the following topics: watershed protection, wildlife conservation and biodiversity, livestock systems, waste recycling and nutrient management, energy from agricultural biomass, metropolitan agriculture and farming, national policies on agriculture and the environment, and agricultural development and the environment.

Call Number: 20 ENV
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative fuels , Farmland preservation , Livestock , Local food systems , Recycling , Soil management , Water quality , Wildlife

Title: Foxfire 3
Contributors: edited by Eliot Wigginton and his students
Published: New York, NY : Anchor books , c1975

Summary: animal care, banjos and dulcimers, hide tanning, summer and fall wild plant foods, butter churns, and ginseng

ISBN: 0385022727
Call Number: 80.13 FOX
Subjects: Butter , Ginseng , Homesteading , Livestock , Tanning hides , Wild plants , Wild plants, edible

Title: Future harvest : pesticide-free farming
Author: Jim Bender
Published: Lincoln, NE : University of Nebraska Press , c1994
Series: Our Sustainable Future Volume 5

Summary: Chapters cover goals and obstacles to change, conversion to pesticide-free farming, weed management, livestock, comparing organic and conventional systems, responses to arguments against alternative agriculture, and a profile of the Bender farm.

ISBN: 080321233X
Call Number: 50.9 BEN
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Alternative agriculture, advocacy , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Livestock , Organic farming , Reduced chemical inputs , Sustainable agriculture , Weed management

Title: Greenbook
Contributors: Edited by Wayne Monsen (1996). Edited by Prescott Bergh (1997-1999). Compiled by the Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program staff (1997-2000).
Published: St. Paul, MN : Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture , 1996-

Summary: The annual report of the Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program (ESAP), the Greenbook provides information about ESAP programs, and ESAP funded on-farm demonstration activities and findings as well as introductory essays on a variety of topics related to sustainable agriculture. The submissions are grouped into general categories-- alternative crops, cropping systems and soil fertility, fruits and vegetables, livestock systems and whole farm systems. Earlier ESAP activities focused on the environmental and economic aspects of farming. More recently, ESAP activities explore the impacts of farming both on and off the farm, in watersheds, and in local and international markets, and how sustainable agriculture affects communities and ecosystems. Greenbook '96 : leading the way : sustainable agriculture in Minnesota, Greenbook '97 : tools for success, Greenbook '98 : a diversity of tools, Greenbook '99 : a decade of tools, Greenbook 2000 : marketing sustainable agriculture.

Call Number: 50.9 GRE
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Crop production , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Fertility , Fruits , Livestock , On-farm research , Sustainable agriculture , Vegetables

Title: The homesteaders handbook to raising small livestock
Author: Jerome Belanger
Published: Emmaus, PA : Rodale , 1974

Summary: Read about the place of different kinds of animals on the homestead: How much room and care will they need and how much of a return will you realize in terms of time, money and work you put into their raising. Learn about the different breeds of animals available, their housing requirements and the equipment you can buy or build yourself. How to manage and build up your stock, control disease, mix your own feed rations, how to butcher and to use your animals' by-products.

ISBN: 0878570756
Call Number: 70 BEL
Subjects: Livestock , Small livestock

Title: Keeping livestock healthy : a veterinary guide to horses, cattle, pigs, goats & sheep
Author: N. Bruce Haynes, D.V.M.
Published: Pownal, VT : Storey Communications , c1994 3rd ed.

Summary: The author writes in the preface that "the reader will find that this is not a book on how to treat sick animals. Instead it attempts to explain the nature of the disease process and outlines methods of preventing illnesses of the major farm animal species." Topics include summaries of microbial and metabolic diseases, parasitism, vaccines, artificial insemination, ultrasonography, disease testing and drug treatments.

ISBN: 0882668446
Call Number: 70.8 HAY
Subjects: Animal diseases , Animal health , Cattle , Goats , Hogs , Horses , Livestock , Livestock, disease prevention , Livestock, diseases , Sheep

Title: Livestock for a small earth : the role of animals in a just and sustainable world
Contributors: Edited by Jerry Aaker, Heifer Project International ; contributors, James DeVries ... [et. al.] ; illustrations by Barbara W. Carter
Published: Washington, D.C. : Seven Locks Press , 1994

Summary: A collection of essays. A guide for creating and maintaining development projects in rural areas of the world based on animal agriculture, careful attention to existing ecosystems and the unique concept of "passing on the gift."

ISBN: 0929765281
Call Number: 70 LIV
Subjects: Livestock , Rural development , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development

Title: Managing production and marketing systems
Author: Kenneth H. Thomas
Published: Ames, IA : Midwest Plan Service , July 2000
Series: Business management for farmers Part 3

Summary: Chapter 1 introduces some economic fundamentals and related planning tools, including cost and production relationships and budgeting. Subsequent chapters focus on the management of cropping and livestock enterprises. The last chapter focuses on the evaluation and/or development of production contractual arrangements.

Call Number: 82 THO
Subjects: Crop production , Farm management and decision making , Financial analysis , Livestock , Management

Title: Managing your personal food suppy
Contributors: Edited by Ray Wolf
Published: Emmaus, PA : Rodale Press , c1977

Summary: This book critiques the typical American diet, covers basic nutrition, and proposes a new approach to meal planning and food use that results in a more efficient, healthy and cheaper way to eat. Chapters include coverage of gardening, livestock raising food processing, and food supply management.

ISBN: 0878571213
Subjects: Cooking, recipes , Food processing , Food storage and preservation , Food systems , Livestock , Nutrition , Organic gardening

Title: Managing your personal food suppy :
Author:
Contributors: Edited by Ray Wolf
Second Author:
Published: Emmaus, PA : Rodale Press , c1977
Series:

Summary: This book critiques the typical American diet, covers basic nutrition, and proposes a new approach to meal planning and food use that results in a more efficient, healthy and cheaper way to eat. Chapters include coverage of gardening, livestock raising, food processing, and food supply management.

ISBN: 0878571213
Call Number:
Subjects: Cooking, recipes , Food processing , Food storage and preservation , Food systems , Livestock , Nutrition , Organic gardening

Title: Organic livestock handbook : a project of Canadian Organic Growers Inc.
Contributors: Editor: Anne Macey
Published: Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Organic Growers Inc. , Copyright 2000

Summary: This handbook is intended as a guide for livestock producers who are looking for information on organic management practices as they relate to animal husbandry. Section one covers the underlying principles on which organic management practices are based. Section two provides an introduction to various management tools, such as health care alternatives and management intensive grazing. Section three provides specific examples and case studies for different types of livestock operations.

ISBN: 0969585128
Call Number: 70 ORG
Subjects: Livestock , Organic animal production

Title: Pasture management guide for livestock producers
Contributors: Prepared by Steve Barnhart ... [et. al.]
Published: Ames , IA : Iowa State University Extension

Summary: This guide provides pasture and livestock management information applicable to whatever grazing management system is currently being used. It includes an introduction to rotational grazing, and intensive grazing and suggestions for those making grazing management changes or who have just begun an intensive grazing management program. Chapters cover managing pasture plants, managing livestock, planning for improvements in grazing systems, monitoring and evaluating the grazing system and managing risk.

Call Number: 70.51 PAS
Subjects: Grazing , Intensive grazing , Livestock , Pasture management

Title: The real dirt : farmers tell about organic and low-input practices in the Northeast
Contributors: Edited by Miranda Smith and members of the Northeast Organic Association and Cooperative Extension
Published: Burlington, VT : Northeast Region SARE/ACE , c1994

Summary: Based on interviews with more than 60 farmers in 8 states, this book provides an overview of the techniques and systems that organic and low-input farmers relied upon from 1989 to 1991. Sections cover management of soil, pest, crops, livestock and dairy, marketing concerns, transition and whole-farm design.

Call Number: 53 REA
Subjects: Crop production , Dairy production , Farm management and decision making , Livestock , Marketing , Organic farming , Reduced chemical inputs , Soil management

Title: Research for small farms : proceedings of the special symposium
Contributors: Howard W. Kerr, Jr. and Lloyd Knutson, editors
Published: Washington, D.C. : Agricultural Research Service, U.S.D.A. , 1982
Series: Miscellaneous publication no. 1422

Summary: The symposium was held November 15-18, 1981, at the Beltsville (MD) Agricultural Research Center. The papers presented results of research on small farm agriculture and identified additional research needs. Sections included an overview of small farms, horticulture, livestock and forage, and socioeconomic, marketing, and family considerations.

Call Number: 57 RES
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative agriculture , Berries , Fruits , Livestock , Small farms , Vegetables

Title: Scientific farm animal production : an introduction to animal science
Author: Robert E. Taylor
Second Author: Ralph Bogart
Published: New York, N.Y. : Macmillan , c1988 3rd ed.

Summary: A text designed for an introductory animal science course. There is coverage of animal products, biological principles and animal management practices. The book gives an overview of the biological principles applicable to the animal sciences with chapters on reproduction, genetics, nutrition, lactation, end products and others. The book also covers breeding, feeding and management of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, sheep, swine, poultry, and goats.

ISBN: 0023117508
Call Number: 70 TAY
Subjects: Dairy products , Eggs , Livestock , Meat products , Wool

Title: The small farmer's guide to raising livestock and poultry
Contributors: Edited by Katie Thear and Dr. Alistair Fraser, MVO, MRCVS ; consultant, Dr. John Skinner ; photography, Brian Hale
Published: New York, N.Y. : Arco , 1980

Summary: This book is designed to provide all the relevant information, sound advice and encouragement needed by anyone starting with livestock. Poultry, rabbits, goats, pigs, sheep, cattle and horses are all included.

ISBN: 0668046872
Call Number: 70 SMA
Subjects: Livestock

Title: Small-scale livestock farming : a grass-based approach for health, sustainability, and profit
Author: Carol Ekarius
Published: Pownal, VT : Storey Books

Summary: This book discusses the roots of grass-based farming and provides help in determining farming goals, creating a complete financial and biological farm plan, making decisions, investigating marketing strategies, and learning about breeding stock, health, housing, fencing, feeding and selection of livestock.

ISBN: 1580171621
Call Number: 70 EKA
Subjects: Farm management and decision making , Grass fed , Livestock

Title: The stockman's handbook :
Author: M.E. Ensminger
Contributors:
Second Author:
Published: Danville, IL : Interstate Publishers, Inc. , c1992 7th ed.
Series: Animal agriculture series

Summary: Written from the perspective of conventional agriculture, this large book gathers together comprehensive information on livestock production including animal behavior, business aspects, breeding, feeding, pasture and forage, hay, silage, management, buildings and equipment, health-related topics, selecting and judging, fitting and showing, marketing, meat and milk, wool and mohair, legal topics, breeds and breed registry associations.

ISBN: 0813428955
Call Number: 70 ENS
Subjects: Animal health , Livestock , Livestock, disease prevention , Livestock, diseases , Livestock, feeding and nutrition , Livestock, housing and equipment , Meat products , Milk , Wool

Title: Sustainable agriculture
Author: John Mason
Published: East Roseville, Australia : Kangaroo Press , 1997

Summary: This book includes explanations of permaculture, biodynamics, organic farming, agroforestry, conservation tillage, and integrated hydroculture and includes coverage of water management, selection criteria for plants and animals, droughts and floods, alternative feeds, pest management, problems resulting from land degradation, climate change and agriculture, and farm management.

ISBN: 0864178654
Call Number: 50.9 MAS
Subjects: Crop production , Farm management and decision making , Irrigation , Livestock , Pest control , Soils , Sustainable agriculture , Water quality , Weed management

Title: Thompson On-Farm Research with Wallace Institute : 1994 report
Published: Boone, IA : Thompson On-Farm Research , 1994

Summary: Major topics in this report include fertility, cover crops, weed control, and field crops.

Call Number: 10.5 THO
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative agriculture , Alternative field crops , Cover crops and green manure crops , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Fertility , Livestock , On-farm research , Weed management

BOOKLETS

Title: Human-amimal relationship : stockmanship and housing in organic livestock systems
Contributors: edited by Malla Hovi and Michel Bouihol
Published: University of Reading , 2001

Summary: proceedings of the thrird Network for Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture Workshop, Clermont-Ferrand, 21-24 October 2000

ISBN: 0 7049 1094 2
Call Number: 70 HUM
Subjects: Aquaculture , Cattle , Cattle, dairy , Chickens , Chickens, housing , Game birds , Goats , Goats, dairy , Livestock , Livestock, alternative medicine , Livestock, herbal medicine , Livestock, homoepathic veterinary medicine , Livestock, housing and equipment , Organic dairy farming , Organic farming , Organic poultry production , Ostrich , Pigeons and squabs , Rabbits

Title: Network for animal health and welfare in organic agriculture
Contributors: edited by M. Hovie and R. Garcia Trujillo
Published: University of Reading , 2000

Summary: proceedings of the Second Netowrk for Animal Health and Welfare in Organic Agriculture Worshop, Cordoba, 8-11 January 2000

Call Number: 70 NET
Subjects: Cattle , Hogs , Livestock , Organic dairy farming , Organic farming , Sheep

Title: The profitability of four sustainable farms in Minnesota
Contributors: Charlene Chan-Muehlbauer, Douglas Gunnink, Jodi Dansingburg
Published: Marine on St. Croix, MN : Land Stewardship Project , 1994

Summary: The farms profiled for these case-studies are operated with different philosophies and approaches and all have developed operations that do not rely on purchased inputs such as chemical soluble fertilizers. Each farm (three raise field crops, three have dairy operations, one has diversified livestock) is managed as a whole, integrated operation in which soil, crops and livestock are interdependent. The farms earn above average income by minimizing production costs, focusing on increasing profits instead of increasing yields and learning from natural systems. The second printing, Nov. 1994, has an expanded introduction and includes the phrase "An agriculture that makes sense" at head of title.

Call Number: 50.9 PRO
Subjects: Alternative field crops , Crop production , Dairy production , Livestock , Sustainable agriculture

VIDEOS

Title: Basic Herding
Author: Burt Smith, PhD
Published: Kamuela, HI : The Graziers Hui , c1993

Summary: This video, that comes with a manual and flashcards, is intended to teach the basics of herding animals, whether a single animal or a herd.

Call Number: 70.2 BAS
Subjects: Livestock

Title: Introduction to organic farming
Published: St. Paul, MN : Cooperative Development Services , c2001

Summary: This video is designed to be used in conjunction with a curriculum booklet, Organic production and marketing curriculum, which includes the defintion of organic farming, soil tilth and soil management, crop management, livestock marketing, and certification for Minnesota.

Call Number: 53 INT
Subjects: Crop production , Livestock , Marketing , Organic farming , Soil management

Title: Part-time farming
Published: Lincoln, NE : Cooperative Extension Division, University of Nebraska , c1996

Call Number: 82.3 PAR
Subjects: Alternative field crops , Farm management and decision making , Livestock , Part-time farming , Pasture management , Specialty crops

CD ROMS

Title: 1997 census of agricultureVolume 1 : geographic area series
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA , 1999

Summary: The census of agriculture is conducted every five years and is a major source of information about production agriculture in the U.S., including data on the numbers of farms, land in farms, land use, irrigation, crops, livestock, poultry, value of farm products sold, production expenses and operator characteristics. The contents of these CD-ROMs correspond to printed reports part 1 through 51 with limited state level data for prior years.

Publishers Number: 1A, 1B, 1C
Call Number: 50 NIN
Subjects: Agribusiness , Crop production , Economic forecasting , Farm labor , Farm management and decision making , Farmers , Irrigation , Land use , Livestock , Poultry , Sales

WEB PAGES

solar-Powered Livestock Watering Systems (ATTRA)
Small-scale Livestock Production (ATTRA)
Predator Control for Sustainable & Organic Livestock Production (ATTRA)
Nutrient Cycling in Pastures (ATTRA)
Matching Livestock and Forage Resources in Controlled Grazing (ATTRA)
Livestock for Small Acreage Landowners (Texas A&M University)
Livestock Production Contract Check List (University of Iowa)
Livestock on Pasture - Meeting the Nutritional Needs (ATTRA)
The Kerr Center Chicken Tractor1.0: Description and Parts List (KERR Center)
Integrated Parasite Management For Livestock (ATTRA)
Hoof Anatomy, Care Management in Livestock (Purdue University)
Grazing Contracts for Livestock (ATTRA)
Designing a Fence (Oregon NRCS)
Assessing the Pasture Soil Resource (ATTRA)


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