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Sustainable Small Acreage Farming in Idaho: Finding and Evaluating Land
This publication provides an overview of important considerations for people looking for land on which to establish a successful small farm or ranch. These include farm planning, natural resources, topography, climate, pests and problems, physical assets, nearby activity, site history, legal and regulatory considerations, and marketing farm products.
Also included are several stories of small acreage farmers describing how they selected their land, and a checklist to help the reader work through evaluating a piece of land.
Authors: Iris Mayes, Ariel Agenbroad, Jennifer Werlin, Samantha Graff