She holds the title of the first female to launch, own and operate a wholesale business in the male-dominated U.S. produce industry.
"Through the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Safeguarding Natural Heritage (SNH) program, the USDA partners with Tribal Colleges and Universities to promote youth exposure to agriculture, natural resources, and wildlife biology."
"PHARM Dog USA has a shoestring budget, but founder Jackie Allenbrand is committed to help disabled farmers prove they can be as independent as their able-bodied peers."
The Seattle Times
For most farms, manure is a pungent problem. At Homestead Dairy, it smells like money. The family-run American farm invested in a biogas recovery system which transforms cow poo and other waste into electricity.
"DuPont Pioneer...announced the release of its Encirca℠ Yield Fertility Management Service, a powerful tool for maximizing production within growers’ existing fertility budgets."
"Mahindra USA is excited to host its fifth National Dealer Meeting (NDM) in Kansas City, Missouri, October 28-31, 2015, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown and the Kansas City Convention Center."
"At what cost to farm workers do we enjoy our fruits and vegetables? Are we willing to pay a little more at the checkout counter to better their lot?"
"Imagine getting greens and herbs from Maggie’s Farm, Mangalitsa pork from Peads & Barnetts, black cod from Wild Local Seafood and melons from Weiser Family Farms all delivered to your doorstep within 36 hours of harvest, ordered with just a mouse click."
Los Angeles Times
"The scene had all the elements of a full-fledged disaster. There was a grain bin, an auger running and a person missing."
Indiana Prairie Farmer
"Ag Transition Partners, a group of educators and agricultural consultants, is launching a new, no-cost farm transition planning project that includes webinars, on-site or virtual coaching and action plan templates."
Around the world ... the next generation of food system leaders often lacks access to the latest data and technologies that are vital to the success of farm businesses.
"How can we get the most out of our farmland without harming the planet?"
"Farmers markets have a reputation in some parts of the country as an affluent affectation, but some new statistics show that that, thankfully, isn't really the case."
"The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education or SARE program is a farmer driven research and education competitive grants program designed to help advance sustainable agriculture across the whole of American agriculture."
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
"A growing number of inmates are reaping the therapeutic benefits of working with bees."
"The Department of Justice maintains that China is quietly permitting and even encouraging companies to steal American agricultural secrets right out of the ground."
"Here’s what the world’s coolest animal behaviorist wants you to know now."
"For fruit and vegetable growers, especially operators of small and mid-scale family farms, packing and storage sheds serve as critical pieces of their farm operations, allowing fresh produce to be safely washed, sorted, graded, labeled, boxed up, and stored before it heads to market."
"The model takes the idea of farm-to-table to the next level."
"But by slightly tweaking the way tomatoes are prepared for sale, scientists say, they can make them just a bit yummier."
The Washington Post
"Despite the pervasive idea that drones are primarily useful for surveillance or warfare, agriculture drones are expected to make up 80 percent of the future commercial market..."
The Boston Globe
“Farm Aid really was the organization that brought the people’s attention to the family farmer."
"Snowday is the first of its kind: a food truck that sources its food locally and employs formerly incarcerated people trying to get back on their feet."
"Salatin is a third generation farmer whose farm helps to support three thousand families, fifty restaurants, and ten retail outlets through various programs and buying clubs."
"A life-long attachment to cartoons and the countryside has enabled and inspired a US country boy to show rural America the importance of laughter."
The Pig Site