Are draft animals outdated? Definitely not, teamsters of all types would be happy to tell you. Draft animals have several advantages over machinery, especially when it comes to sustainable agriculture. They don’t require petroleum to run, they are less likely to compact the soil, and they can provide a valuable boost to soil nutrient levels.Continue reading “3 Promising Niches for Draft Animals”
There are two attitudes toward farm internships prevalent in America today. The first is that of stubborn individualism, the rugged “gonna do it my way” philosophy commonly associated with farmers. The second is best described as, “What I need is some interns to get this place in shape!” In Fields of Farmers: Interning, Mentoring, Partnering,Continue reading “Fields of Farmers”
Despite falling income and rising producer ages, a continued rise in small farm numbers signals hope for agriculture.
Looking for ways to expand your small-farm dairy business? Milk offers many opportunities for diversifying your product offerings!
Often it is the novelty that first attracts people to the idea of raising elk. But those who do their research have the potential to cash in on a profitable enterprise. While starting an elk ranch will require attention to legalities, fencing, safe handling facilities, and the like, one of the first questions begged is—whatContinue reading “8 Ideas for an Elk Business”
Agritourism fosters a symbiotic relationship between the farmer, the public, and the community.
An overview of the advantages of sheep milk, the best breeds for dairying, and a few special care considerations.
A brief summary of all the options for making the most of your fiber business.
Running a farm or ranch is not the only way to cash in on your agricultural interest. These days, there are plenty of fields where a knowledge of agriculture and agricultural sciences can be a plus, and where you will have an opportunity to aid those who have chosen to work the land. Here areContinue reading “11 Applications for an Agricultural Interest Besides Farming”
Before buying any bison, you will want to evaluate these enterprise ideas carefully to locate sales channels and to estimate demand.