We’re starting off 2006 with stories on farm-direct
commercial marketing, telling your farm story electronically, coping
with avian flu fears and how the first organic ag major in North
America came to be.
- Iowa farmers, assisted by Extension specialists, are opening
up high-volume markets for high-quality food in local schools,
restaurants and grocery stores.
- Electronic newsletters are well-loved consumer connections
for a new crop of direct-marketing farmers. Blogs are a step beyond
for the truly daring.
- Your outdoor poultry may be as healthy as can be, but public
safety concerns about the highly contagious strain of avian flu
may bring some sobering choices.
- Students in Ontario are the first in North America to be studying
in an approved organic agriculture major. Read how Guelph University
- A new biomass-to-hydrogen energy process may provide a charcoal
byproduct to really put agriculture on the carbon-sequestration
- Farm auctions are a lot like baseball – lots of fun if
you win and always better if you know the rules. George DeVault
passes on auction insights from his father.
- While most of his friends left eastern Senegal for unemployment
in France, Abderahmane Sow chose to depart from his family’s
merchant tradition and farm.
- And more…
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