Opinion: Raising Cattle on Native Grasses Benefits Farmers, Wildlife and the Soil

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Early on a cool June morning, heavy dew lies on the grass of rolling farm country somewhere in Tennessee, Missouri or Pennsylvania. Small patches of fog hang in low lying pockets of these fields. At the distance, hardworking farmers … Read more

How To Start Hatching Chicks With An Egg Incubator

Incubators have been around since ancient Egypt. Beginning with mud ovens that are still in use today to our more modern countertop models, incubating eggs has been around for thousands of years. The American incubator was first patented in 1844, and the first electric incubator came in 1922. All came with the purpose of hatching … Read more

Farming At Your Fingertips: How Technology is Changing Agriculture Work

About five years ago, David Wallace spent the summer on his family’s potato farm in the Skagit Valley area of ​​Washington State. Wallace had grown up on the farm, but he left to pursue chemistry, eventually working as a data scientist. But he always felt a pull back to his roots. During his visit, Wallace … Read more

Don’t Tell Farmers How To Farm – Ask Them Instead – A Year in the Life of a Farmer

I recently attended a virtual conference, hosted by CityAge, called “Farming for the Future”. This digital event included discussions around regenerative agriculture, soil health, farming practices that reduce carbon emissions, and so on. Truth be told, it was an interesting and well-organized event, with many of the speakers and panelists taking thoughtful positions on the … Read more