Meet a Farmer
To keep up with projected population growth, more food will have to be produced in the next 50 years as the past 10,000 years combined. Find out more about the efforts of today’s United States farmers.
Abby Dougherty explains why her cattle raised for beef are both grass-fed and grain-fed – and the importance of healthy diets and good care for her animals.
The environment and sustainability are top priorities for Bell Aquaculture, a yellow perch fish farm.
As operators of Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup Farm in Shirley, Illinois, Mike and Debby Funk bring syrup from the tree to your table.
The beekeepers at this honey farm talk about how far their bees travel, how honey is produced and the health benefits of honey, bee pollen, propolis and royal jelly.
You may not think of a popular brand such as Red Gold being local, but Red Gold tomatoes are grown by Midwestern farmers, and the company remains family-owned.
In a business suit and tie, Shawn Duren may not be what most people picture as a farmer. Duren, a farmer-turned-banker, discusses how important it is for young people of his generation to stay connected with farming.
A corn and soybean farmer has added grass-fed bison meat to his farm, which pleases both locavores and those looking for healthy meat options.
Beef farmer John Mitchell discusses how he cares for his animals, why he decided to turn to city farmers markets and what life is like for today’s farmer.
Meet a fourth-generation farmer who practices no-till farming on her 1,300-acre cotton, soybean, grain and hay farm with a cow/calf operation.
Margie Hunter’s job as a food and dairy inspector is to ensure that food consumers purchase is safe. As a farmer, her job is to do the same – ensure safety.
A writer’s venture into raising backyard chickens takes her deep into fowl territory.