farm business

Organic Valley and Rodale Institute Partner to Make Good Organic Neighbors

Farmer-owned cooperative and PA-based nonprofit help neighboring dairy farm transition to organic La Farge, Wis., and Kutztown, Pa., (July 19, 2012) – Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, and Rodale Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic … Continued

From dairy to cranberry

By Amanda Kimble-Evans Ruesch Century Farm ( has more than one claim to fame. They’re a 131-year old family farm that has seen four generations working the land, they were the first certified organic cranberry farm in Wisconsin, and they hand-rake … Continued

Small is beautiful…and profitable

By Dan Sullivan Originally posted on June 8, 2006 In the shadows of towering twin 5-million-gallon checkerboard-painted water tanks supplying the modest northeast Philadelphia neighborhood of Somerton, a miracle is taking place. Here lies Somerton Tanks Farm, an experiment in … Continued

Do-it-yourself poultry processing made easy — sort of

By Skip Connett Originally posted on June 16, 2005 Ruth and Denny Noel have agriculture degrees from Texas A & M, but no degree–except perhaps one in regulatory bureaucracy–could have prepared them for building an on-farm poultry processing facility and … Continued