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Agriculture Handbooks

Agriculture Handbooks –https://pubs.nal.usda.gov/sites/pubs.nal.usda.gov/files/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.

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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

Agricultural Workers, Other from Occupational Outlook Handbook

Agricultural Workers, Other from Occupational Outlook Handbook –http://www.bls.gov/ooh/farming-fishing-and-forestry/agricultural-workers.htm

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What sort of career ladder exists for agricultural workers?
  • What was the median annual salary for an agricultural worker in 2010?

Description:

Overview of agricultural work, including farming. Divided into descriptions of: Nature of the Work, Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement, Employment, Job Outlook, Projections, Earnings. Wages, Related Occupations and Sources of Additional Information

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