sustainable-farming

From Famine to Feast

By Annie Flanzraich, Nevada The sun beats down on Laura Leonard’s toned, tanned arms as she rips a three-foot tall weed from the ground. She tosses the gnarly invader to the …

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Farming, to the Nth Degree

By Doug Ottinger, Minnesota Academia, I learned, is not all about laptops and college football games these days. In a few corners around the country, universities and colleges are training …

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Homestead Heritage: Bringing Thanksgiving Back to the Farm

By Steven Hall – You’ve bought property and moved to the country. You’re living the rural lifestyle you imagined and embracing the homestead heritage. And yet, when the holiday season …

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Kids and Coopworths: Sheep Camp at Owens Farm

By Caroline Owens – What do you get when you combine summer, kids, and Coopworth sheep? Sheep Camp! The 1st of February is a critically important day for Owens Farm in …

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Seeds, Anyone?

By Anita B. Stone When I had the pleasure to attend “The Value of Seed Banks” seminar held at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently, I listened …

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The Fall and Resurrection of Hemp Plants

By Karin Deneke, Colorado A common crop George Washington raised during the 1760s on his farms in Virginia was declared illegal in the 1930s. Also known as cannabis sativa, hemp …

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Old and New Methods of Agriculture in The San Luis Valley

By Karin Deneke, Photos by Chuck Reel and Karin Deneke The San Luis Valley’s farming legacy includes old and new methods of agriculture within a historically sustainable alpine location. You …

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10 Best Agriculture Schools

By Doug Ottinger, Minnesota – Academia, I learned, is not all about laptops and college football games these days. In a few corners around the country, some of the best agriculture …

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