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Jan|Feb 2013 Archive
Moses Organic Farming Conference 2013
The MOSES Organic Farming Conference is the largest conference in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming. The MOSES Conference offers more than 70 workshops taught by experts in their fields, inspiring keynote speakers, and a trade show with more than 170 exhibitors open exclusively to conference attendees.
by Moses
Energy hikes force energy-saving home improvements Energy hikes force energy-saving home improvements
Faced with soaring gas and electricity prices, over one quarter of people have carried out energy and fuel saving home improvements over the last year, according to new research.  
by Organic Producer
The True Farm Machinery The True Farm Machinery
Many organic producers are looking to make that next step in sustainable farming by using draft animals as renewable power. They’ll even get the added benefit of fertilizer production. The conversion may be easier than they think.
by Dulcy Perkins
The Practical Uses of Compost The Practical Uses of Compost
Generations of growers have composted organic waste to obtain the benefits of this nutrient-rich material.  However, the optimum practical use of any compost depends not simply on its nutrient content, but also on a series of other physical, chemical and biological characteristics.
by Dr Gareth M. Evans
Ask The Certifier - OCIA Ask The Certifier - OCIA
Looking at using several feed supplements for my cattle. Are there any ingredients I should specifically watch out for?  What happens if I feed them a supplement that contains a non-approved ingredient?
by OCIA
Stony Acres; A Voice In the Wilderness Stony Acres; A Voice In the Wilderness
Inspiration sometimes comes in ironic places. For Tony Schultz, 27, it came one summer day as he worked construction to pay for college. His dad had recently sold his cattle herd, devastating news for Tony.
by Adrian Crabb
Wild Farm Alliance Wild Farm Alliance
The concept is wild farming; it is farmers working with nature and accommodating wildlife and native organisms within the agricultural system.
by Jaime Pullman
Splitting peas, depression, science of genetics. Splitting peas, depression, science of genetics.
Cradling, splitting and popping peas is a meditative exercise equalled perhaps only by whittling wood. Now picture the activity in an ancient monastery garden surrounded by old-world architecture and snow-capped mountains.
by Wendy M Sargeant
Addressing Risk Factors of Organic Production; Certification Addressing Risk Factors of Organic Production; Certification
At something less than 2 per cent, organic agriculture is a tiny segment of a very large market despite a decade of double digit growth in consumer demand. Whether at the farm, processing or retail level, premium pricing driven by the high demand is often cited as a major, though not sole, incentive for assuming the risks associated with organic production.
by Bob Turnbull and Kathleen Delate
VIDEO - The Great Laws of Nature - Indeginous Organic Ag Documentary VIDEO - The Great Laws of Nature - Indeginous Organic Ag Documentary
Let's reconnect with our relatives in nature. Here's how: A group of First Nations People in Saskatchewan Canada are reclaiming their Indigenous organic and natural agricultural heritage, reconnecting with Nature, learning and observing her natural laws, and getting back on the road to self-reliance.
by MuskodayOrganics
VIDEO - Maryland Farm Couple Sells Produce Locally VIDEO - Maryland Farm Couple Sells Produce Locally
Ted and Julia Wycall are new to farming, but their desire to raise particular produce and sell directly to consumers has given them a new direction in life. This young Maryland couple has joined with others in giving new life to their old family farm.
by americasheartland
VIDEO - DR RotoHog Roto Tiller VIDEO - DR RotoHog Roto Tiller
The easy-to-use DR Roto-Hog Power Tiller has none of the problems that are so common with walk-behind or 3-point hitch tillers.  
by DR Power Equipment

 


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