Farming is a noble and essential occupation, a profoundly spiritual way of life.
Ag Behavioral Health

Excellent Joy
Fishing, Farming, Hunting
and Psychology.
Michael R. Rosmann
Trade paper w/gatefolds
180 pages
Isbn 9781888160550

Release date: July 1, 2011

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Part lessons from the field and part wisdom from the vantage point of a psychologist, parent, and outdoorsman – Excellent Joy is a celebration of life through observations of important and subtle nuances about agriculture and its related endeavors: fishing and hunting. It also explains the psychology of why people engage in these aspirations and recreations.

Nicely stored in our basic genetic material is information that has survival value for the human species: attractions to fishing, farming, hunting, and managing these basic urges most productively. After all, those who lacked these adaptations succumbed in the competition for life. This book honors endeavors that yield food, clothing, and shelter, as well as the excellent joy of these pursuits, through the unique insights of a farmer/psychologist who has devoted his life to improving the understanding of the behavior of farm people. The author indulges readers with ample humor and wonderful exuberance in his explanations and stories.

Excellent Joy received the Silver 2011 Book of the Year Award in the nature category from Foreward Reviews.