The following images were taken in West Texas for a documentary about a partnership between local agriculture producers, scientists, and others to save this agricultural region.
Text written by SARE Tom Trantham was one of South Carolina’s top producing dairymen back in the 1980s. But he wasn’t making much money. He ran a typical confined feeding operation and his feed bill alone ate up 65 percent of his gross income. Then something happened that changed his life. One day in April [...]
August 19, 2010; Alburgh, Vermont. Roger Rainville has been a dairy farmer all his life. 5 years ago, on Borderview Farm, Rainville sold off all his dairy cows, about 120 of them, and now raises 50 replacement cows. He has also converted his 300 acre farm into becoming a research farm, with over 3000 test plots [...]
Organic farmer Steven Schwen plows a different path through life; one built of a strong connection to the land, without many of the trappings of modern life.
Farmers markets are growing robustly throughout the country.This farmer attests to that.
July 2, 2010; Pelzer, South Carolina. In 1989, dairy farmer, Tom Trantham, was facing almost certain financial collapse on his conventional, 92 cow dairy farm operation. With the costs of animal feed skyrocketing, many farmers were turning to BST to increase milk production, a hormone purported at the time of being safe, and as the [...]
This is a story about a farmer, his connection to the land, and the community of Potter County, in which he has lived throughout his life.
Dan Forgey, of Cronin Farms, describes his ongoing research with cover crops, this time looking at how they might be grown in sync with a cash crop of corn.