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Publisher Description

One fateful day in 1996, upon discovering that five freight cars’ worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard undertakes to save his family’s farm. What ensues—through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters—is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard’s biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his career choice and eschews organic foods for sugary mainstream fare; but just when the farm starts to turn heads at local markets, his father’s health takes a turn for the worse.With poetry and humor, this timely memoir tugs on the heartstrings and feeds the soul long after the last page is turned.

Science & Nature
May 21
Lyons Press
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Tweety slinger ,

Gaining Ground

This book was / is a great inspirational book for me. I seek out books that give me others experiences and views on this type of farming. I am working on my first pasture raised pig venture, and hope to add many more animals to the farm. My goal is to retire from my "city" job, and work on my farm. This book has helped me realize what type of work I need to be doing now to prepare for the future.

Great story!

UNCTre ,

Family memories

I grew up on family farm in Southern Va. I remember riding with my great grandfather around the farm on his tractor. He passed when I was 5 and the farm business went with him. My grandfather and father had their own businesses and the farm was too much. This book was a great reflection into my early childhood. Next time I travel home I will take a deeper look at the old barns and rolling Virginia hills. Thanks for the insight Forrest.

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