Dairy farmer, Tom Trantham, converted his conventional dairy operation to a sustainable farm, increasing his milk production while also reducing his input costs.
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 with a strong connection to the land and sustainable food.
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.
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.
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 […]
The Imperial Stock Ranch, which began in 1871, faces a new and serious challenge to its very survival: how to create new markets for its products to compensate for longstanding existing markets that have declined or shifted overseas. Some bold steps were needed to rethink what to do with the wool from the sheep they raise on their 30,000 acre ranch in Eastern Oregon. Their solution? Direct, value-added marketing to yarn retailers and apparel designers.