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Agriculture Handbooks

Agriculture Handbooks –http://www.nal.usda.gov/ref/USDApubs/aghandbk.htm

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What were some manuals 20th century farmers might used to identify insects?
  • How would farmers ship their produce overseas?
  • What are common chicken feeding techniques?

Description:

Index to handbooks published by the USDA since 1950 on a number of topics. Some links to full text. Useful for deciding what a farmer ought to know.

UC Small Farmer Program

UC Small Farmer Program – http://www.sfc.ucdavis.edu

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What are some specialty crops that a small farmer could grow?
  • What is involved in agrotourism?
  • What are some handbooks that a small farmer might use in California?

Description:

Resources aimed at the small farmer including handbooks and directories. The site is divided into the following sections:

  • Specialty crops
  • Food safety
  • Marketing
  • Agrotourism
  • Farm management
  • Rural Cooperatives
  • Publications

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