Publications

ANR Publications

University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources Catalog


Agritourism Enterprises on Your Farm or Ranch: Where to Start
by Holly George and Ellie Rilla about navigating the regulatory processes in California.

This PDF guide can be downloaded free.

New Farmer’s Guide: Cultivating Success at Farmers Markets
by Randii MacNear and Shelly G. Keller, is based on work supported by the Farmers Market Promotion Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, under a grant to the UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.

The guide can be downloaded for free at New Farmer’s Guide: Cultivating Success at Farmers Markets


Small Farm Handbook
Since its publication in 1994, the Small Farm Handbook has been an essential resource for California’s small farmers and the agricultural professionals advising them – selling over 4300 copies. Now this invaluable reference has been updated and expanded for today’s small-scale producers.

This 188 page paperback is available for $25 


Farmstead and Artisan Cheeses:  A Guide to Building a Business
There is nothing like taking fresh, sweet milk and turning it into a lovely wheel of nutty, aged Gouda or a wonderful, tangy chèvre with herbs—but can you make a living as a cheesemaker? 
Navigating the start-up of any business is hard work, but cheesemaking has its own special challenges. While many other publications address cheesemaking itself, Farmstead and Artisan Cheeses walks you, as a beginning cheesemaker, through the steps necessary to decide if cheesemaking as a business is right for you.

This 148 page paperback is available for $28

Other Publications

Regulating for Agricultural and Public Outcomes
Lays out recommendations for making California regulations work more effectively for farmers, the public and the environment.  Success Story #1 comes from a collaborative effort by UCCE Sonoma's Agriculture Ombudsman, Karen Giovannini.


Sanitation, Sanitation, Sanitation

It may sounds simple, but the highest quality plants are first achieved from maintaining a clean growing environment, and no matter how clean you are, there may be room for improvement.

PDF by James Bethke, UCCE San Diego, Nov 2013