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#FridaysOnTheFarm: Farming is Poetry for Retired Marine

This week, meet Fredie Manes, retired Marine and self-proclaimed “market gardener.” Life after the military led Fredie and his wife, Patti, back to Louisiana and into gardening and enjoying the “poetry” of planting.

Noah’s Nebraska Flood Story

Cover crops have many benefits, but Noah Seim’s rye cover crop helped serve as a kind of “ark,” protecting his field during the heavy flooding in Nebraska this year.

The Sunderland Seven

Meet Bob, Nancy, Brittany, Abigail, Vanessa, Laila, and Beau. Farmers Bob and Nancy, and their five kids, make up the Sunderland family. This dairy operation in Bridport, Vermont, has a commitment to community and conservation at the heart of this remarkable and close-knit family.

Banking on Soil Health

Knowing the benefits and costs of conservation activities is essential for farmers to make good decisions that are cost effective.

Passion for Plants Paves the Way

Meet Liz Graznak, owner and operator of Happy Hollow Farm in rural Moniteau County, Missouri. Her priorities are to run an organic, sustainable, and community-supported farm.


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