This 'Farm of the Future' Is Changing How Food Is Grown
From hunter to farmer: GreenWave's former fisherman is restoring our oceans and rearranging our seafood dinners in the process.
How cats and cows protect farm children from asthma
It is a known fact that microbes on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. But even non-microbial molecules can have a protective effect. Immunologists have shown that a sialic acid found in farm animals is effective against inflammation of lung tissue. This study opens up a wide variety of perspectives for the prevention of allergies.
How to price farm products
Learn how to price your farm products and set your farm on the path to profitability by using these seven numbers to help clarify your costs.
How three U.S. mini-farms are sowing the seeds of global food security
Tiny, biointensive operations show smallholder farmers from around the world how they can grow far more food than conventional approaches.
Phenology maps just how early spring is compared to the past
Having an early spring always sounds like a good thing, we even have a holiday where we gather around a rodent to see if he can determine if it will happen Yet there are reasons why winter is as long as it is and changing the timing of spring is known to have some far-reaching effects. The U.S. Geological Survey-led USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPA) has created a set of maps that track exactly how far ahead spring is for each region of…
How Adams Fairacre Farms grew from one small stand into four stores that employ more than 1,000...
When Ralph and Mary Adamucci began selling vegetables out of their farmstand in 1919, they probably had no intention of building a Hudson Valley grocery and nursery dynasty. Adams is currently gearing up for its much-anticipated Garden Shows.
How Should Local Food Get From Farm to Plate?
Farmers spend too much time driving trucks, not tractors Did you ever ride the bus to school? I did—assuming I could wake up in time to catch it. And if you were like me then you probably had to wait outside at a bus stop with the other kids from your neighborhood, too. It's a seemingly obvious solution to the age-old problem of getting things to where they need to be (in this case, groggy pupils), and it's analogous to one of the…
Library shows how food gets from Farm to Fork
FINKSBURG — Lilli Young, 6, stepped forward to take the first turn milking Gertrude the goat, glancing apprehensively at the animal as she reached her hand out.
Ashburton Elementary Students Learn How Food Gets From Farm to School
Students at Ashburton Elementary School got a firsthand look on October 25 at how food comes from the farm to their cafeteria. Students and representatives from the Maryland Department of Agriculture and Maryland Farm Bureau, visited with farmers and got to explore a 40-foot trailer filled with hands-on learning activities Students got to taste fresh Maryland apples and learn how to build a “salad box,” starting…
Ohio's Farm Fare is using tech to change the way food gets from farm to table
The online marketplace coordinates transportation in a way that can cut food waste, promote sustainability and give chefs and farmers more time to focus on what they do best.
How to buy a farm
To successfully finance your farm you must shop for lenders, compare loan terms and rates, and determine the amount of money required for a down payment.
Ag Day helps students understand how food gets from farm to table
It's no secret that milk comes from a cow, and bacon from a pig, but the Morton County Farm Bureau held an Ag Day to teach children exactly how food gets from the farm to their plate.
What is Farm to School?
Farm to School policies and programs are something many schools around the country are adopting. By adopting farm to school practices kids, communities and farmers all win.
Organic farm’s tours explain how food gets to your dinner plate
Elmwood Stock Farm, in Scott County, produces meat, eggs, fruits and vegetables. In addition to participating in community-supported agriculture, the farm is certified as organic. And the farm’s owners want you to understand why that’s important, so they’re offering a series of tours.
How to Drought-Proof California's Farms
A handful of ecology minded growers think California could produce plenty of food even with limited amounts of water.
How to drought-proof Cali’s farms
Three years into its most severe drought in over a thousand years, it’s unclear how much longer California can continue growing half of the nation’s produce. The crisis confronting
How to trademark your farm business
You may not realize it yet, but your brand is an invaluable asset. Obtaining a registered trademark can help you protect your farm business.
How to select a drone for your farm
If you’re interested in a birds-eye view, here are some tips on selecting the drone that’s right for your farm.
5 tips for child safety on the farm
Farm children start working on the farm from a young age, but making sure they are taking on farm tasks they can handle can help prevent farm accidents.