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.
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Often it is stated that no-till practices which don’t disturb the soil require greater use of herbicides to control the weeds. Not necessarily, as this South Dakota rancher shows.
As manager of the 8,500-acre Cronin Farms in Gettysburg, South Dakota, Dan Forgey strives to build soil health—and yields—sustainably. Forgey has been using no-till management for more than 17 years and over that time, has developed a keen understanding of how his farming system works and where new challenges and opportunities exist.
I met Emily Stiegelmeier near Route 12 at the intersection of two long and lonely dirt roads near her 4,000 acre farm. Stiegelmeier, and her family, owns and operates Blue Blanket Organics, an organic farm where they grow spring and winter wheat, flax, rye, barley, and buckwheat. Excerpt 10.
Reporting from the Field: Cronin Family Farm, Gettysburg, South Dakota: It’s cold and wet on the plains; winter is just around the corner. Dan Forgey has been growing crops on this 8500 acre farm for 42 years. About 18 years ago he adopted a no-till practice—when a crop is harvested, its stubble is left untouched […]
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.
A farmer grows wheat, harvests it, then his wife mills some up into flour and proceeds to sell it. Revolutionary right?
Food.Farmer.Earth newsletter: a farmer harvests his soft white winter wheat for use in pastries and crackers. A pastry chef shows how to make a Galette.
From the Lexicon of Sustainability, a graphic animation video explaining the important role of biochar in helping promote the vitality of agricultural soil.
In a deadly salmonella outbreak that started at a peanut processing plant in Georgia, 2 brothers, Steward Parnell and Michael Parnell, were found guilty on Friday.
The SARE & Cooking Up a Story Project Featuring Some of the Top Sustainable Farming Practices in the Country-2009/2010 The following videos have been produced in partnership with Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) to showcase some of the top sustainable farming practices taking place across our nation. The farmers who were chosen as part of this […]
November 24, 2010 In a very timely post, our friends at Nourish shared a video about a simple word, “nourish”, which was derived from the Latin nutrire. As many words do, this one also has different meanings. Many different thought leaders from the world of sustainable food and agriculture shared their interpretation of it. From […]
November 09, 2010 With an eye to educating youth about where their food comes from, Nourish has just released an 84 page Curriculum Guide (pdf). Using the Nourish DVD as a starting point, the guide helps you understand the story of food, the different types of food systems, how to analyze food ads, and much […]
This illustration design for a winter holiday card seems like a perfect fit and eventually I’ll add it to other products, as well.
The Farm Your Yard Kitchen Garden Tour showcases 3 urban farms that grow a wide diversity of food crops in a town near Portland, Oregon.
Chef Robert Wiley demonstrates a holiday tradition, showing us his version of black-eyed peas and cornbread.
The day we visited David Brewer of Emerson Dell Farm in late July, he was nearing the end of his wheat harvest on about 1200 acres of dry-land, soft white winter wheat crop.
October 1, 2010 They say it takes 16-21 times repeating a task before it becomes a habit. Perhaps the upcoming EcoChallenge will have an impact on those who participate. Those who are participating are asked to cut back “on their electricity, fuel or garbage consumption – for two weeks, between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15”. […]
Chef Robert Wiley shows us how to do a traditional southern style fish fry with fresh catfish and hushpuppies.