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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.

Daniela Ibarra-Howell

Daniela Ibarra-Howell on Bringing Eco-Farmers Together

Savory Institute Co-Founder, CEO Daniela Ibarra-Howell Shares Insights into How the Organization is Bringing Like-Minded Farmers and Ranchers Together It is not often that someone who is not a billionaire decides to take decisive steps toward solving a global problem. It is even less common for anyone, even and perhaps especially billionaires, to have ideas […]

Eco-Farm

Book of the Week: Eco-Farm, An Acres U.S.A. Primer by Charles Walters

All of the confusion expressed above is further complicated by the nature of the weighted NPK formula system. A bag might say 0-0-60. Does this mean that in a 100-pound bag there are 60 pounds of K, the rest being inert filler? Not exactly.

Joel Salatin will deliver the keynote address at Acres U.S.A.'s Eco-Ag Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, this year. Register now!

Order vs. Wildness: The Land Management Question

The idea, perpetuated by Thoreau, that farming order and wildness were mutually exclusive and therefore required segregated and designated areas allows landscape managers to be lazy about wildness.

Joel Salatin - 10 keys to farming success

Farming Success: Joel Salatin’s Top 10 Markers

With all our technology, tools, and knowledge, why aren’t ecological farmers more wildly successful? More to the point, what are the markers for success, the salient commonalities among the practitioners who enjoy great production, great profits and great pleasure? If we can tease out these elements, perhaps more of us can enjoy the fruits of […]

A flock of chickens roam freely in a lush green paddock near Clarkefield in Victoria, Australia

Organic Farming: What You’ve Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

Organic farming isn’t a new idea, but the term does tend to get overused and misused, leading to a lot of confusion about what, exactly, organic and eco-agriculture farming really is.