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  • An American Experience in Indonesiaby Howard W. Beers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This book tells the story of an important experiment in international cooperation and inter-university collaboration in educational development. A team of educational and agricultural specialists from the University of Kentucky (called Kenteam in the book) lived and worked in Bogor, Indonesia, from 1957 through 1965. Their purpose -- to work with... more...

  • Food and Everyday Life on Kentucky Family Farms, 1920-1950by John van Willigen; Anne van Willigen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Based on interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Family Farm Project and supplemented by archival research, photographs, and recipes, Food and Everyday Life on Kentucky Family Farms, 1920--1950 recalls a vanishing way of life in rural Kentucky. Focusing on the family farm in the first half of the twentieth century, John van Willigen and... more...

  • Ultimate Guide to Farm Mechanicsby Fred D. Crawshaw; Emil W. Lehmann; Byron D. Halsted; James H. Stephenson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 17.95

    A reference and instruction guide to the mechanics of working the land. The Ultimate Guide to Farm Mechanics combines three classic farming texts for the first time, compiling knowledge from the best sources published as far back as 1884. A comprehensive reference book that belongs in any farming household today, it offers an array of farm knowledge... more...

  • The Ecology of Agricultural Landscapes: Long-Term Research on the Path to Sustainabilityby Stephen K. Hamilton; Julie E. Doll; G. Philip Robertson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 77.99

    Evidence has been mounting for some time that intensive row-crop agriculture as practiced in developed countries may not be environmentally sustainable, with concerns increasingly being raised about climate change, implications for water quantity and quality, and soil degradation. This volume synthesizes two decades of research on the sustainability... more...

  • Dirty Chickby Antonia Murphy

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 32.99

    Sitting in traffic on your morning commute, with a day of staring at a screen and answering emails ahead of you, you catch yourself wondering: what if I threw it all in for a peaceful life in the country? Antonia Murphy knows the feeling - and she did something about it. Swapping deadlines for feeding times, traffic jams for homemade cheese, Antonia... more...

  • Biopesticides Handbookby Leo M.L. Nollet; Hamir Singh Rathore

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 159.95

    Offering a full spectrum and review of the range of organisms and organic products that may be used in the biological control of insects, this book discusses the uses and abuses of biopesticides that have been in circulation for more than 50 years, as well as more recent advances in this area. It describes the metabolism of these biopesticides and... more...

  • The Vandana Shiva Readerby Vandana Shiva; Wendell Berry

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    "Her great virtue as an advocate is that she is not a reductionist. Her awareness of the complex connections among economy and nature and culture preserves her from oversimplification. So does her understanding of the importance of diversity." -- Wendell Berry, from the foreword Motivated by agricultural devastation in her home country of India,... more...

  • Agricultural Financeby Helyette Geman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 115.00

    A comprehensive resource for understanding the complexities ofagricultural finance Agricultural Finance: From Crops to Land, Water, andInfrastructure is a pioneering book that offers a comprehensiveresource for understanding the worldwide agriculture markets, fromspikes in agricultural commodity prices to trading strategies, andthe agribusiness... more...

  • The Illustrated Guide to Cowsby Celia Lewis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    Keeping cattle as a smallholder can be a rewarding enterprise, supplying you with food and milk and helping with the management of grassland on your property. This delightfully illustrated and informative ebook is ideal for anyone interested in keeping a cow or two, who would like to choose the best breed for their circumstances. The Illustrated... more...

  • The Economics of American Agriculture: Evolution and Global Developmentby Steven C. Blank

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book answers the questions: What is happening to American agriculture, and why? Steven C. Blank uses portfolio theory to analyze both macro- and microeconomic data that paints a clear picture of the trends in agriculture, and explains why these trends are consistent with market evolution and global economic development. He clarifies agriculture's... more...