For anyone interested in practical advice about farming, check out the small farmer’s journal

The journal comes highly recommended by two of our own: Allan Carlson and Katherine Dalton. Below is a paragraph from the journal’s web-site.

More like a community odyssey than a periodical, Small Farmer’s Journal’s large, beautiful format is packed to over-full with more information than you might find in three or four conventional magazines. Supported 100% by its readership, this folksy and feisty publication, a true clarion of free speech in the best old sense of the phrase, is a vibrant and exciting platform for engaging farflung ideas about anything pertinent to the small family farm experiance. Livestock, Crops, Barns, Farming Systems, Equipment, Recipes, Kids pages, Marketing, Poetry, Stories, and Political Updates; IT’S ALL THERE!

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Mark T. Mitchell
Mark T. Mitchell teaches political theory at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA. He is the author Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing and The Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place, and Community in a Global Age (Potomac Books, 2012). He is co-editor of another book titled, The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry. Currently he is writing a book on private property. In 2008-9, while on sabbatical at Princeton University, he and Jeremy Beer hatched a plan to start a website dedicated to political decentralism, economic localism, and cultural regionalism. A group of like-minded people quickly formed around these ideas, and in March 2009, FPR was launched. Although he was raised in Montana and still occasionally longs for the west, he lives in Virginia with his wife, three sons and one daughter where they are in the process of turning a few acres into a small farm. See books written by Mark Mitchell.


  1. Small Farmer’s Journal is superb. Reminds you of the other America. By the way, here’s a query from a friend who is a subscriber to that periodical:

    “Any thoughts on raising turkeys? I am thinking of getting two. They are just in today at he feed store.”

    This person already raises a few chickens successfully. Anyone got any useful advice?

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