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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Huck Accessibility Project (HAPpy)
Bob Reichel’s Huckleberry Trail Farm is a u-pick operation with a focus on agritourism. Most of the farm’s activities for the public happen in the fall and [...]
Building an On-Farm Fish Hatchery
Valee Taylor operates Taylor Fish Farm, an aquaculture farm that supplies grocers in North Carolina with fresh farm-raised tilapia. Stores that carry [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Shrimp Production in a Closed-loop System with Biofloc Technology
Dr. Rachel Tinker-Kulberg is a professional researcher in plant biology and has acted as a scientific consultant on several small-scale aquaponic [...]