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Transplants in paper pots

Paper Pot Transplanters for Organic Operations

The paper pot transplanter is a specialized tool in small-scale farming used for high-density plantings of cut greens, scallions and other row crops. They are generally used as a labor-saving alternative to direct seeding or transplanting by hand.

Grape Vine damage caused by herbicide drift

Dealing With Herbicide Drift

The degree to which crops are damaged from drift depends on the level of the susceptibility of the crop, its growth stage, environmental conditions, herbicide formulation, droplet size and the spray height above the target.

Chris Pinto and Abra Morawiec at Feisty Acres Farm

Alternative Poultry: Getting Creative

Plenty of today’s small farmers have found productive and profitable means of pasturing chickens and turkeys, but sometimes chicken (or turkey) just isn’t enough. Heritage breeds expand a business’ poultry selection and increase the diversity of the farm.

Farmers Supporting Farmers

Farmers Supporting Farmers

Advocate, Teacher, Researcher and Author Eric Holt-Giménez Discusses the Global Food System, Economics & Peasant Farmers Since 2006 scholar and activist Eric Holt-Giménez has been executive director of Food First(Institute for Food and Development Policy), a people’s think tank founded by Frances Moore Lappé in 1975. As a leading critic of the global food system his work is […]

Tim Duff makes maple syrup

From Tree to Bottle: Maple Syrup & Agritourism

Dolores Neill and Alan Wolf visited Highland County in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia from more than three hours away for the 60th Annual Highland Maple Festival last March. Over the course of two days, Neill and Wolf toured seven sugar camps where producers collect sap from maple trees and boil it down to create […]

Southpoll cow

Grass-Fed Beef: 10 Keys to Getting Started

There are few agricultural activities more exciting these days than being able to make and sell your very own gourmet 100 percent grass-fed beef.