Continued growth of organic farming is widely predicted. However, the concern of many farmers is how to ensure that organic agriculture is a viable financial option. Drawing on the advice and experience of successful organic farmers, this book details, in practical terms, the factors needed to make organic farming a thriving commercial enterprise. It provides essential information on:
-- Production targets
-- Enterprise combinations
-- Animal and arable systems
-- Financial management, marketing, and sales
It also discusses the problems and solutions of organic standards. Profitable Organic Farming provides invaluable information for the conventional farmer thinking of venturing into organic production, and the organic farmer wishing to increase profitability.