Sustainable farming is a management-intensive method of growing crops at a profit while concurrently minimizing negative impact on the environment, improving soil health, increasing biological diversity, and controlling pests. Making the switch from conventional to sustainable farming methods isn’t easy, but this guide can help. It covers all aspects of running a farm that is ecologically and economically sustainable, from effective approaches to planning and decision making to technical advice on essential procedures. In the “Rotations and Cover Crops” section, learn about developing a cropping mix and the role of manure and compost in soil development. Also find guidelines for weed and pest management, and a list of the major steps for making a transition to sustainable farming. Each section provides suggested resources for further reading.