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NO MATTER WHAT YOUR GOAL, CAUSE OR MISSION IS RIGHT NOW, food is at the center of it. Growing it. Eating it. Trading it. Selling it. These how-to guides will equip you with the ability to produce a lot of it, and turn it into something of value.

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  • #1-7 SPIN-Farming Basics

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    #1-7 SPIN-Farming Basics

    Contained in these seven guides is everything you need to get operational and generating cash flow quickly – a business concept, farm design, startup costs, infrastructure and equipment, detailed day-to-day workflow, crop selection, pricing strategies, revenue targets, financial benchmarks, and marketing options.

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  • #1 SPIN Overview

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    #1 SPIN Overview

    What’s SPIN-Farming…How SPIN differs from conventional farming…SPIN formulas for success…Harvesting techniques…Marketing…Operating models

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  • #2 Getting Started

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    #2 Getting Started

    Establishing a land base…Part-time land base options…Full-time land base options…Urban farming’s competitive edge…Farm design

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  • #3 SPIN Investments and Operating Models

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    #3 SPIN Investments and Operating Models

    Major investments…Structures…Irrigation equipment…Farm stand display…Tools…Part-time small hobby scale model…Part-time large scale model…Full-time moderate-size model…Full time large-size model

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  • #4 Putting SPIN into Practice

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    #4 Putting SPIN into Practice

    Key concepts…Utilizing standard-size beds…High and low value crops…Cropping levels of different intensity…Farm layout…Structured workflow…Market stand pricing…SPIN’s three most important concepts…Putting SPIN-Farming concepts into play

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  • #5 Let’s Get Growing

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    #5 Let’s Get Growing

    Different areas of cropping intensity…Crops to consider growing for market…Cropping strategies for 12 classic SPIN crops…Yield/Price combinations

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  • #6 SPIN Work Flow Practices

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    #6 SPIN Work Flow Practices

    Typical farm tasks…Fertilizing…Prepping plots…Planting…Watering…Managing insects…Weeding…Four weeding strategies…Harvesting…Prepping produce….Day-by-day, hour-by-hour work schedule in peak season…Putting it all together

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  • #7 SPIN Marketing

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    #7 SPIN Marketing

    Creating a farm brand identity…A few words about organic…Marketing options…Community Supported Agriculture Programs(CSA)…Restaurant sales…Contract growing…Home deliveries…Buying clubs…Farm stands…Farmers markets…Stand display…Selling your produce…Professional marketing practices…Mix and match multiple unit pricing

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  • #1-7 SPIN-Farming Basics

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    #1-7 SPIN-Farming Basics

    Contained in these seven guides is everything you need to get operational and generating cash flow quickly – a business concept, farm design, startup costs, infrastructure and equipment, detailed day-to-day workflow, crop selection, pricing strategies, revenue targets, financial benchmarks, and marketing options.

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    SPIN-Farming Illustrated

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    SPIN-Farming Illustrated

    See how backyard-scale farming can help you realize your farming vision. 90 photos show you what is possible, and practical. Topics include SPIN concepts, land base, gear, work flow, production and marketing. If this makes a farming business look entirely do-able, well with SPIN-Farming, it is! Cheaper than on Amazon. IMMEDIATE DELIVERY via pdf download. 

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  • Join the SPIN Corps

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    Join the SPIN Corps

    If you want to build a business that provides learning and opportunity for aspiring and established farmers, the SPIN Corps wants you!

    As a member of the SPIN Corps, you teach SPIN-Farming, earn extra income, develop entrepreneurial skills, mentor new farmers, and share the camaraderie of the best, most innovative minds in farming today. Join the SPIN Corps provides your orientation by explaining how the corps works, what you need to know and do to apply, and how SPIN-Farming can be used to teach the business of growing food.

    Open to individuals as well as institutions and organizations like schools, churches and non-profits, the SPIN Corps is a way to move people from talk to action. If you want to be at the forefront of the effort to advance the type of farming that anyone can understand, and that more and more want to practice and support, your marching orders are in Join the SPIN Corps!

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Your purchase comes with a free trial membership in the SPIN farmers online learning hub, Backyard Riches. There you get access to replays of all our online member meetups and instant learning sessions, a private online support group where you can connect with those who are pioneering and tweaking SPIN-Farming around the world, and invitations to all our live online events. Brainstorm with those who have “been there”, or who are willing to help figure it out if they haven’t. Most do not come from farm families and don’t want to take on the traditional burdens of owning hundreds of acres of land, investing piles of money and making a big lifestyle change. They just want to make money growing food to meet the needs of their local communities. Sound like you? Then join in! Look for the invitation in your email after you purchase.