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An Excerpt From Kathy’s Favorite New Farming Book

About a month ago, I shared a review of Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide for Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer, by one of our On Pasture authors, Forrest Pritchard, and co-author Ellen Polishuk. Now, I’m tickled that the book’s publisher has selected On Pasture to share an excerpt from the book.

Click here to download an excerpt from the first chapter,
“Why Be a Farmer.”

Click to order a copy of the book from Amazon. They’ll send On Pasture a small percentage of the purchase price to help us keep on keeping on.

What I like about this book is that it feeds both the heart and the mind. It honors the work that 2% of the population does to feed the other 98% and realistically presents the challenges a farmer faces, while also providing down-to-earth information on how to improve our chances for success. It’s realistically hopeful.

I hope you’ll enjoy the excerpt. And if you’d like to purchase the book, here’s a link for that as well. Hey – back in 2013, On Pasture was part of getting Forrest’s first book, “Gaining Ground” on the New York Times Best Seller list, putting sustainable farming in the national spotlight where it belongs. Now, five years later, maybe we can do it again!


Excerpt from Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer © Forrest Pritchard and Ellen Polishuk, 2018. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold.

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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

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