Archives for Crop/Farm Education

Crop Ag and Animal Ag Working Together

For years now there has been an argument against Animal Agriculture claiming that mankind could eat more efficiently if we took the animals out of the equation and we all ate plant based diets. While this may be a valid concept, it lacks a serious amount of practicality. Animal Agriculture has a very important and efficient role in feeding the
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Why Farm a Desert – Part 2

The whole farming the desert conversation was started by journalists far from the fields. To them it just doesn't make sense. So......they get on their keyboards and write stories about what we do here in the Central Valley of California. But what it really did was expose
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The Not-So-Glamorous Side of Ranching

Everyone has the idea that ranching is all about saddling up a horse and gathering cattle in beautiful country - well, it is just that, some of the time. The rest of the year we are slaving away fixing fence, repairing water lines, feeding hay, loading salt, and everything in between. We typically feed a minimum of seventy-four tons...
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The Busy World of Beekeeping

by Linda Cox My husband Geary started the bee business part time in 1972. As the business grew he started working in bees full time in 1978. Our oldest son, Bryan, decided he wanted to have bees too so he started his own business. A few years down the road they decided it would be beneficial to both of them
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The End of The Fig Lady

People go out of business every day. It could be due to inexperience, mismanagement, or economic factors, but they close their doors and quit. My reasons for quitting are a little different and if you have a few minutes, I’d like to tell you my story. My name is Tonetta Simone Gladwin and I am the third and final generation
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