Book For Future Farmers

Alex Tiller - Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I wanted to let you all in a bit more on my book project.  In short, I am writing a book for future farmers and people that are considering farming as a career/lifestyle option – young people who play Xbox in between classes on botany and soil management at ag school, farm heirs/potential heirs thinking about whether the family farm is the right career for them, current and former FFA members, and young entrepreneurs (perhaps with a green thumb, or a passion for the environment) looking for an experimental outlet for their business energy. The book will inform the reader about coming global and national trends in the farming world, explore the merits and realities of the farming life, provide an overview of the core business concepts that future farm managers can profit from, and talk about the many ways for farm owners and operators to diversify their business, reduce inherent risk, and secure their operations for the future. The target audience for the book is young (and young at heart) people for whom farming is one possible option, and the book’s purpose is to instill excitement about farming as a career and lifestyle and to provide honest and accurate information supporting the decision to become a farmer. My goal is to have the book be the one volume people have in mind when they hear that a friend  or family member is interested in farming – “oh, then you have to read this book I just finished!”

I hope to have the book completed in the next 3 months.  If you would like to be notified when the book becomes available, please be sure to enter your email address to the right of this article in the “Get Notified” section.  (I promise I won’t sell your email address)