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Archive | November, 2018

Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show

Tractor Time Episode 23: The 2018 Eco-Ag Preview Special

Good day and welcome to Tractor Time podcast brought to you by Acres U.S.A., the Voice of Eco-Agriculture. We are happy to be bringing you another episode, our 11th this year and 23rd overall, and I think we’re going to get in at least one more before the end of the year, so stay tuned.

Barnraiser founder Eileen Gordon with Rob Keller of the Napa Bee Company.

Successful Crowdfunding for Agricultural Pursuits

With bank loans hard to come by, many farmers are looking for alterna­tives, and one of the new models is online crowdfunding, a form of Inter­net-based donations, loans and invest­ments. Many of the online platforms, such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, attract large numbers of entrepreneurs looking for funding. According to Eileen Gordon, founder of Barnraiser, […]

Worlds of Flavors at the Culinary Institute of America-Greystone.

Meet The Sioux Chef: Revitalizing Native Foodways

From the plains of the Midwest, a new and surprising trend in the world of healthy local food is gaining ground thanks to Sean Sherman, an Oglala Lakota Sioux and founder of The Sioux Chef, a nonprofit organization aiming to revive the traditional Native American diet through hands-on education and the use of indigenous ingredients. […]

A person carries a lantern through a wheat field at sunset

Farming the Fruits of the Spirit

My mother’s father grew up in a farming family. Not one that farmed for much money, but one that raised hogs and grew gardens on rented land. After my grandfather was grown, his parents bought a 100-acre farm and built their house with their hands. Just before I was born, my great-grandfather was crushed by […]

Christopher Nesbitt at the Tropical Agriculture Conference

Tractor Time Episode 22: On Assignment, the Tropical Agriculture Conference in Belize

Today, we are broadcasting from Belize, specifically, Belmopan, Belize, at the inaugural Tropical Agriculture Conference. We first met one of the organizers, Beth Roberson, a Belizian farmer, in Columbus, Ohio, last year during our annual conference.

Taylor Walker speaks at the Tropical Agriculture Conference

Tropical Agriculture Conference Topics Range from Greenhouse Management to Soil Humus, on Day 2

The scene was appropriate for the theme of the conference — how to channel the vast amount of pristine natural resources into food, into a regenerative agriculture economy, and how that economy could set the world standard for using agriculture to reverse climate change.