The Resource Why cows need names: : and more secrets of Amish farms, Randy James, (ebook)

Why cows need names: : and more secrets of Amish farms, Randy James, (ebook)

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Why cows need names: : and more secrets of Amish farms
Title
Why cows need names:
Title remainder
and more secrets of Amish farms
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Randy James
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Language
eng
Summary
An inspiring glimpse into the struggles of a young Amish farm family Agriculture continues to be the largest industry in the United States with over 2.2 million farms. Amazingly, well over 100,000 new small family farms have sprung up in the past few years and almost no one noticed. Why Cows Need Names follows one young Amish family as they dream about and then struggle to establish a profitable and quintessentially American small farm. The story starts with Eli Gingerich's first timid phone call to author Randy James, the county agricultural agent in Ohio's Geauga Amish Settlement-the fourth-largest Amish settlement in the world-and traces the family's progress over the next five years. Through gentle dialogue and true stories, James captures the challenges of creating a simple business plan that will lead to the family's radiant success or dismal failure. As the narrative unfolds, readers get a rare glimpse into what it's like to work in the fields with draft horses; in the barn with cows, calves, children, and Chip the family dog; or to sit at the table talking with family and friends over a noontime meal. A picture emerges of how quietly living a shared goal and "doing without" during hard times can strengthen families and provide an appreciation for what is truly important in life. In addition to the business aspects and day-to-day farm activities, James interweaves commentary on our complex relationships with animals. Surrounded by a factory-farm world, the Gingerich family employs a business model that flatly rejects the dogma of "economies of scale" and instead focuses on the diversity, flexibility, and efficiency that only a small family farm can capture. It will appeal to anyone interested in business management, our food supply, animal welfare, and Amish family life
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1955-
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James, Randy
Dewey number
636/.0109771336
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1955-
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  • James, Randy
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  • Farm life
  • Farms
  • Amish farmers
  • Dairy farmers
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Why cows need names: : and more secrets of Amish farms, Randy James, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612777009
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11751869
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remote
Stock number
11751869
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MWT11751869
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Why cows need names: : and more secrets of Amish farms, Randy James, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612777009
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11751869
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11751869
System control number
MWT11751869
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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