The First Farmer

The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Goal of Farming

The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. ~Masnunoba Fukuoka

Dignity in Farming

No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. ~Booker T. Washington

farm records

7 Crop Record-Keeping Charts

By keeping accurate and detailed farm records, you’ll be on your way to a successful harvest.

Out of the Office … Into the Cab

A farm surrounds our 3-acre lot. Hundreds of acres of corn and soybeans, plus more of pasture and woods. It belongs to my nephew, who farms it with his brother and father who have neighboring farms and rented land in the area. Ironically, while I write about large-scale agriculture all the time, I seldom get the chance to experience how technology has changed large commercial operations.

A Farmhouse Renovation

With a little creativity and a lot of elbow grease, one Connecticut couple re-envisions and reinvigorates a run-down farmhouse.

Matchmaking for Farmers

Courtesy Westchester Land Trust/ Eileen Hochberg At Kitchawan Farm, a local native farmer is protecting family land by farming it. To help revive a little of the country-gentleman farming so prevalent in the northern part of my county a scant generation ago, an innovative suburban land-use program, the Westchester Land Trust, last year established a Local […]

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