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Organic Transition

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.
Passive Watering System For Livestock
Bluebird Farm received a grant in 2011 to implement a passive watering system, allowing the farm to expand pastured livestock production and enhance its [...]
Aquaponics in an Old Tobacco Greenhouse
The Worley Family Farm is seven generations strong with a long past of growing tobacco and other cash crops. They now grow hydroponically in a closed-loop [...]
Building an Organic Small Grain Operation
Ben Haines and his father Kenny Haines manage Looking Back Farms in eastern North Carolina. They are among the few (and the proud) farmers in the state [...]
Fifth-Generation Farmer Renovates Historic Grist Mill
A fifth generation cotton farmer, Butch Byrum lives and farms near the town of Edenton on the North Carolina coast. The fields of his family’s farm stretch [...]
Tomato Umbrella to Prevent Fungal Disease
Jason Roehrig and Shiloh Avery operate Tumbling Shoals Farm in Millers Creek, at the base of the High Country in Wilkes County. They grow all kinds of [...]
Young Farmer Transitions from Tobacco to Organic Produce
Matthew Garrett is slowly transitioning a tobacco farm into an organic, diversified family farm. He has been expanding his operation over the last three [...]
Growing Organically Keeps a Family Farm in Business
Rocking S Farm received two grants that allowed their formerly conventional tobacco farm to diversify with organic tobacco and vegetable production, as [...]
Reedy Fork Farm: Organic Feed Production
Reedy Fork Farm started producing organic milk in 2006 as a way to save the sixth-generation family farm. Today, the family-owned farm also cultivates and [...]
Specialty Crops Grading Facility
Ricky Fulk renovated bulk barns used for tobacco production into a washing and grading facility for fresh organic vegetables. He currently grows slicing [...]
Poultry Processing Facility
Sammy and Melinda Koeningsburg have an organic diversified farm business. They have specialized in small-scale organic poultry production for the past 15 [...]
Providing Farmers and Gardeners with Grafted Tomato Starts for Higher Yield Potential
Greener Visions Nursery renovated an old greenhouse for the production of organic grafted tomato “starts” to sell to customers and to farmers at the [...]