An Incubator for Aspiring Farmers
One of the coolest programs of Minnesota’s Land Stewardship Project is its Farm Beginnings program, a “farmer-led educational training and support program who want to evaluate and plan their farm enterprise.” Check it out in action: There’s a great profile on the organization’s website of two Farm Beginnings participants and their fledgling fruit farm, originally published in the most recent issue of the Land Stewardship Letter. It’s compelling reading for any urban-bound individual who has ever dreamt of someday heading back to the land.
Source: Land Stewardship Letter
The Opportunities in Agritourism
Agritourism is a growing industry that benefits both curious visitors and farmers.
Stripping Conservation to its Bare Essentials
Planting just 10 to 20 percent of a crop field with patches of prairie can reduce erosion by 95 percent and runoff by 90 percent.
A Plague of Frogs in Farm Country
Connecting the dots between wildlife, fertile fields, and the Farm Bill