Once you learn about micro eco-farming, you can carve out a backyard or couple of acres to start your own micro farm within your larger farm. I’ve seen numerous larger farms survive and thrive because of this. There are many stories about such farms at the Center for the Micro Eco-Farming Movement (see link below). One dairy farmer’s wife started a roadside stand from her home garden that blossomed into an on-farm store and ended up making more than the rest of their acreage combined. Another larger farm was saved with a couple of acres of u-pick pumpkins and fun autumn agritourism activities.