Books and Magazines
One organic farmer said that during his farm’s transition, he just “read and stumbled along.”
Consider joining Canadian Organic Growers (COG); there is a discount for a joint ACORN-COG membership. COG members enjoy free access to a huge organic library. Books are mailed to COG members to keep for a month, and the postage is paid, both ways, by COG. See details at www.cog.ca.
Nova Scotians can borrow books from the Nova Scotia Agriculture Business Management Library.
Gaining Ground: Making a Successful Transition to Organic Farming. Canadian Organic Growers.
Introduction to Certified Organic Farming. Canadian Farm Business Management Council.
Guide de transition en agriculture biologique. Fédération d’agriculture biologique du Québec.
Transitioning to Organic Production. Sustainable Agriculture Network/SARE.
The Real Dirt: Farmers Tell about Organic and Low-Input Practices in the Northeast, Northeast Organic Farming Association, and Cooperative Extension.
Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses. Sustainable Agriculture Network – SARE: Building a Sustainable Business. SAN Handbook Series Book 6.
The Canadian Organic Grower quarterly magazine of Canadian Organic Growers [www.cog.ca].
Acres USA: the Voice of Eco-Agriculture.
Growing for Market, a monthly magazine that focuses on "news and ideas for market gardeners."
Small Farm Canada
Rural Delivery is a farm and country journal that comes from the homes and farms of Atlantic Canada and beyond.