Ag Accelerators: Revving Up Innovation

Farmers turn to agtech accelerators to help launch startups.

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It’s All About Relationships for this Young Farmer

One young farmer discusses the changes he’s made—in communication, planning, logistics and more—in order to compete in today’s market.

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Farm Marketing: Reaching A Hungry Public

The explosion of farmers markets and other direct-to-consumer channels has created a variety of new opportunities—even bolstered tried-and-true methods—to help producers connect with consumers. Check out how two farmers are taking advantage.

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Veteran Farmers: Coming Home

Two tours overseas, a full-time job, college, family, continued service to his country: Nothing has gotten in the way of Cody Waters’ dream to be a farmer.

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Liquid Gold: Growing Olives in the Sunshine State

A little divine inspiration led a Bushnell, Fla., couple to try their hand at the ancient art of olive growing.

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Shepherd’s Grain: Bridges Built, Alliances Forged

The farmers of Shepherd’s Grain plant the seed, feed the soil and reach out to a growing customer base. In the process, the group of producers have helped create a new model of sustainability, of their land and the mid-sized farm itself.

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Going Underground: Irrigation Breakthroughs in Drought-Stricken California

A successful test makes critical breakthroughs in applying effluent via SDI, as well as filtering out line-clogging sediment from wells being dug ever deeper.

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Storing Profits on the Farm

Expanding your grain storage and handling facilities can improve your bottom line.

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Preserving a Farm’s Beauty in North Carolina’s Big Sandy Mush

How one couple restored a bucolic farmstead and realized a dream.

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A Family Farm in the Economic Sweet Spot

Consistent size of farm and herd helps the Fontaines keep a tight grip on quality control, which pays off financially too.

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