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Sheep Traceability from Farm Gate to Your Plate
The goal of the Sun-Raised Farms collaborative project is to enhance their lamb quality and yield. Their specific objective is to identify breeds that both [...]
Re-Purposing Tobacco Bulk Barns
Dawnbreaker Farm is a 20-acre farm operated by Ben Grimes, who primarily raises livestock and produces eggs. The new farm is located on a historic tobacco [...]
Infrastructure for Mushroom Production
Ann Gayden is a shiitake and oyster producer. Her mushrooms are “forest farmed” (grown on logs), and she typically sells to consumers within a 60-mile [...]
Farmers & Chefs: Growing Our Farm Dinner Program
Piedmont Biofarm is a diversified vegetable operation near downtown Pittsboro, NC. The farm is operated by Brett Evans, Will Carmine, and Geoff Seleen. The [...]
Duck Daddy Ranch: Delicious, Local, Free-Range Duck
Bryce Bjornson runs Duck Daddy Ranch, a small farm in Seagrove specializing in sales of heritage breed duck meat to chefs and consumers. Bryce raises his [...]
Field-to-Fork Artisanal Bread & Pizza
Riverbend Nursery is operated by Brian Rollins. He cultivated landscaping plants for 35 years until the recession greatly affected the operation in the [...]
Sustainable Agriculture Tool Lending Library
This group of young farmers has built an equipment lending library that will allow its members to expand their farming operations without adding the [...]
“Hareloom” Beans Grown with Love
Calyb Hare is a young farmer with deep roots in coastal North Carolina and long-standing family ties to the land. He grows a variety of vegetables for his [...]
Sprouting Grain as an Alternative Feed for Goats
Hulan Johnston grows sprouted grain for an alternative feed for his goats in a low-input, low-energy system.
Transplanting Traditions: Season Extension for Southeast Asian Crops
Transplanting Traditions Community Farm (TTCF) is a non-profit project of the Orange County Partnership for Young Children. The TTCF provides refugee [...]
Building a Methane Digester
Tucker and Mackenzie Withington own Lilly Den Farm, a mixed livestock operation. Through first-hand experience, Tucker knows that there is a significant [...]
Customizing a Grain Mill for Local Flour Production
Danny Cowan and George Allen operate Red Tail Grains. With their expertise in small scale farming, they are producing high quality, whole grains for the [...]