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Richard talks shop

Richard’s book, The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook: A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff- and Making a Profit, helps farmers get their books in order and shares advice on how to make your vegetable production more efficient, better manage your employees and finances, and turn a profit. You can order a copy from our Place an Order page or through Chelsea Green Publishing. In this video, Richard discusses about the business of organic farming. Click here for the full length video.

“Richard’s book is a critical resource for those farmers who are trying to figure out the financial realities of their farming habits, and those who have not even started to examine farm profitability. The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook provides a step by step guide for farmers, deciphering the often regarded mystery of managing a farm as a business.”

-Enid Wonnacott, Executive Director, Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT)



The Thriving Farmer Podcast: Simplifying Farm Business with Richard Wiswall

Aug. 20, 2019 - Richard talks to Michael Kilpatrick about farming for over 30 years. They discuss the early days of the organic movement, markets, transitioning the farm to the next generation, Richard’s book, crops, and so much more.

Check out more from The Thriving Farmer Podcast.

It’s the greatest job on earth. I love my work.... You can’t imagine, really, anything better than working in nature, working with nature, growing healthy food for the community and treating the earth in a friendly manner. It’s really a perfect job.
— Richard W.


Sept 12, 2019 - Drink Up: GOBO at Caledonia Spirits

Seedlings in the Wild

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