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Let’s Talk Cover Crops

Small-scale farmers can use cover crops can benefit your land. Here are six reasons you should plant them this year.

Certifier of Sustainable Farms Closes

Lack of funding brings Food Alliance’s certification program to a halt, while a volunteer board keeps the nonprofit’s sustainable-agriculture standards intact.

Small Farms Lose in 9-Month Farm Bill Extension

An extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, rolled into Congress’ fiscal-cliff deal, prioritizes big ag, leaving sustainable-farming advocates worried about the future of small-scale farming.

10 Minutes with Wes Jackson

The founder of The Land Institute delves into the balance between agriculture and natural ecosystems.

Welcome to Camp T.U.R.F.

Photo courtesy Southern SARE Each year, Camp T.U.R.F. provides at-risk youth with hands-on activities at botanical gardens, field research stations, greenhouses and more. Over a two-week period this June, Oklahoma State University Extension hosted its 2012 Camp T.U.R.F. (Tomorrow’s Undergraduates Realizing the Future). Through the program, at-risk youth — all entering their freshman or sophomore […]

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