- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: Green Park Press (September 15, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0963246062
- ISBN-13: 978-0963246066
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #591,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Knowledge Rich Ranching Paperback – September 15, 2000
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"Knowledge Rich Ranching will expose you to what you need to understand when you sit down to the kitchen table on winter nights to determine how not only to make it through another year, but to develop a long-term economically sustainable farm or ranch.
From goal setting to the harsh realities of the cattle cycle, from financial planning and business structure to the successful mindset, Nation’s book brings knowledge into once convenient, concise and readable package."–David W. Morrison, Rural Papers
"Allan Nation makes an interesting declaration early in his book, Knowledge Rich Ranching. “A basic principle of ranching,” Nation says, “is that land ownership and cattle are two separate businesses. Going out and purchasing a ranch and then buying some cows in hopes that they will pay off the note is a sure ticket to financial disaster.” Nothing equivocal about that. The rest of his book carries the same tone.
His points have been echoed by others in economic digressions but the points too often are missed or ignored. Throughout the book Nation ends each chapter section with what he labels “profit points.” Even people who don’t farm or ranch will find interesting points to think about. Most of the book is about the skills needed to run a cattle ranch, and the philosophical observations are just asides or bonuses."–Virgil Rupp, Agri-Times NW
About the Author
Allan Nation served as the editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer magazine from 1977 until his death in November, 2016.
Begun in 1947, it was Mississippi’s oldest farm publication. Based in Ridgeland, Mississippi, The Stockman Grass Farmer is an international publication that covers management-intensive grassland enterprises for producers of pasture-raised livestock. This includes stocker cattle, grass finished beef and lamb, and pasture-based dairying. It is the only monthly publication in North America devoted solely to management-intensive grassland farming in all its aspects.
The son of a commercial cattle rancher, Nation grew up in Greenville, Mississippi. He traveled to some 30 countries around the world studying and photographing grassland farming systems. In 1987, he authored a section on Management-intensive Grazing in the USDA Yearbook of Agriculture and served as a consultant and resource for Audubon Society Television Specials, National Geographic, WTBS, PBS, and National Public Radio. He received the 1993 Agricultural Conservation Award from the American Farmland Trust for spearheading the drive behind the grass farming revolution in the United States.
Nation was a featured speaker at ranching and grasslands conference and authored 11 books on pasture-based livestock and artisan meats and milk products.
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