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Video About In Colorado’s San Luis Valley, worsening drought is causing farmers to face the prospect of losing their livelihoods. Two potato and barley farmers are placing their bets on a drought-tolerant crop—industrial hemp. Shannon Wright and his son-in-law Dion Oakes share a common dream: to pass their generational farm down to their kids and… Continue reading Reviving a Hemp Industry in Colorado – An Initiative by Hemp Fortex and Patagonia
Introduction Iowa City is a great place to discover inspiring examples of regenerative agriculture. This page offers a few examples, with a personal story at the bottom of the page about a local urban garden. This list of resources is in alphabetical order. Excerpts and links with more details are provided. Backyard Abundance “We envision… Continue reading Regenerative Agriculture Resources in the Iowa City Area
Bill Lee is most notably known through his public service as Governor of Tennessee. His winning campaign was based on civility, respect, and focusing on what he would offer as governor by bringing a unique multi-generational agricultural farming background to leadership. His leadership has been transformational, impactful, and resulted in exemplary solutions for other states… Continue reading Bill Lee – Reference Page
Farming Misconceptions There’s an ongoing misconception that farming is easy work that doesn’t require much intelligence: “Just plant seeds in the ground and the corn comes up.” In reality, farming is a lot more complicated and demanding than most people believe. The comments below by Michael Bloomberg are an example of the misconceptions that many… Continue reading Yeah, farming is easy. Just become an expert in these 7 disciplines.
In 1/10th of an acre, this urban farm produces the equivalent of a 5-acre farm able to produce 100,000 pounds of food per year using 90% less water than a traditional farm.
Located in the arctic circle, The Global Seed Vault isn’t simply just a large storage facility for seeds from around the world. The vault is protecting the world’s agricultural genetic diversity and protecting our future food supply in case of catastrophe. Video posted to YouTube on 11 Nov 2016.
About “When Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal, raffled off his own Model 3 Tesla this week, he raised more than $2 million for his non-profit group Big Green. The younger Musk has been working to increase food literacy among the nation’s school kids and to increase access to fresh, wholesome food for people everywhere. Barry Petersen… Continue reading Vertical Urban Farms: Fit 2 Acres of Farmland in 320 Square Feet – Kimbal Musk
Video About Italy’s youth is breathing new life into the country’s rural areas. In the past two years, the number of young graduates – often from urban centres – starting up their businesses in the countryside has increased by 35%. Many are driven by a deep appreciation of Italy’s rich local produce and have a… Continue reading Why Italian graduates are choosing life on the farm