Title: Small Farms are Real Farms
Author: John Ikerd
Blurb: Since the middle of the last century, American farm policy has taken the nation into the dead end of industrial farm production and food distribution. Farming, at its core a biological process, has been transformed into an industrial process, thus demolishing the economical and cultural values upon which the nation was founded. Along the way, small farms have been ridiculed and dismissed as inconsequential – but now the seeds of a rural renaissance are being planted, not by these industrial behemoths, but by family-scale farms. In this collection of essays by one of America’s most eloquent and influential proponents of sustainable agriculture, the multifaceted case for small farms is build using logic and facts.