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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

Getting started with pastured chickens, Part II

By Jean Nick Originally posted on July 14, 2005 Here’s a compilation of what we’ve learned from various sources (and trial and error) about getting started raising hens on pasture for egg production (we’ve also picked up a great deal of information on … 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

A truly regenerative agriculture

By Kyle Holzhueter Originally posted on January 7, 2005 Editor’s Note: A shorter version of this article appears in the Jan./Feb. 2005 issue of PASA Passages, the newsletter of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (www.pasafarming.org) Imagine assembling a self-contained, … Continued

Heritage turkeys: a fast-growing and profitable niche for adventuresome farmers

By Kristen Corselius Originally posted on November 21, 2003 This holiday season, thousands of Americans will forgo their normal Large White turkey to enjoy a different kind of bird. “Heritage” turkeys are enjoying a culinary comeback. Thanks to the joint … Continued