Jeanne Carver describes how she came up with the idea of producing sheep’s wool as value added marketing to restore her century old ranch to prosperity.
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It’s one of largest freshwater aquifer’s in the world—and it’s running out in places.
Roger Rainville’s biodiesel production system was developed over time to create more on-farm energy independence.
Roger Rainville is plowing ahead on meeting his own energy needs. He produces his own on-farm biodiesel fuel.
Organic farmer Steven Schwen plows a different path with a strong connection to the land and sustainable food.
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.
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.
The thermal banking technology that Steven Schwen uses in his innovative greenhouse applies not only to conservation of heat, but to cold storage and refrigeration.
Minnesota farmer Steven Schwen has built an innovative thermal banking greenhouse that allows him to extend his growing season and also reduce his on-farm energy costs.
Reporting from the field: These past few days we’ve been spending time in Oak Center, Minnesota (located about 25 miles north of Rochester), with a really great organic farmer, Steven Schwen, of Earthen Path Organic Farm. Challenged by the cold Midwest winters, Steven pondered how to warm up his planting beds. What evolved was a […]