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The Business of Organic Farming (Watch and Learn)

Contrary to popular belief, a good living can be made on an organic farm. What's required is farming smarter, not harder. Farmer Richard Wiswall is here to tell the world it's possible to start an organic farm, enjoy it, and make a profit. Like any other business, organic farming has ups and downs. But Wiswall (who's been farming in Vermont for 27 years) offers a hopeful and useful model to ensure a sustainable business that puts some money in the bank.

He says: "My goal is to see more happy, prosperous farmers. I see too many farmers work too hard for little money and burn out because of it. I would love it that farmland shouldn't compete for developments because developments pay more. I want it that farms remain in farmland because it's economically viable to do so. And I think that's the way it should be."

Chelsea Green recently produced an original video to introduce readers to this organic farmer and author.

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