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What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus and Our Food System

According to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. No one is sure which animal the current coronavirus outbreak started with before it was transferred to humans but the search continues. So what conditions allow viruses like this one to flourish in the first place? And what can be done to prevent viruses like this from spreading in the future?

How to Build a Joel Salatin Style Chicken Tractor

Today, I want to show you how to build a Joel Salatin style chicken tractor. Joel Salatin has almost perfected the art of pastured poultry so his model is a good one to start with. In the following article I want to show you the steps I used to build my chicken tractor. Although it's not an exact copy of Joel's, it was inspired by his and is built in a similar fashion.

How To Start A Farm: The Last Farming Guide You'll Ever Need To Get Started

If you want to learn how to start a farm and how to start farming it, this farming guide is for you. How would I know that? Because I have personally bought and started two farms from scratch, farmed them using sustainable, organic, and permaculture farming methods, and sold goods produced from the farms direct-to-consumer. I want to share everything I know with you in this one complete guide and make it easier than ever for you to buy a farm, learn how to farm it, (whether it's to provide for your family, to make a business out of it, to homestead, or just as a hobby) and to show you the tools you'll need to make it successful.

Farm Names: How to Choose the Perfect One

Are you looking for examples of farm names? Or are you wanting to learn how to create the perfect name for your farm yourself? Either way, we've got you covered. In the following article we go through all the various types of ways to name your farm with several examples from each category.

The Best Farm Name Generator in 2020 + More to Help You Name Your Farm Quickly

If you are trying to come up with a name for your farm but are stuck, using a farm name generator can make the process much easier. We've taken the time to research all the farm name generators out there and have assembled a list of the 5 best along with some other tips and examples. We hope these will make the process of choosing an awesome farm name a lot more fun.

5 Best Farm Chainsaws of 2020

Choosing the best farm chainsaw can be a little overwhelming because of all of the many options out there. The good news is that we've done all the hard work for you. Through lots of research and personal experience, we've put together a list of the 5 best farm chainsaws that we think will be perfect for your farm, ranch, or homestead.

📘 FREE: The Book of the Farm

Farming has had many technological advancements over the past few centuries but the basics are still the same. This is especially true if you are a small-scale farmer. With modernization and the rapid technological advances in current commercial farming methods, some of the older, low-tech farming methods are being lost as time marches on. This is why I hope that having access to the this book can be of help to future small-scale farmers.

Find Your Farmer Voice

Being a small farmer can have it’s challenges. At times, it can feel like the modern agricultural policies are stacked against you. This is especially true if you are selling the food you produce on your farm directly to the consumer. Because of this, it is important that you join organizations that support and protect small farmers like yourself and give farmers a voice. Previously, these types of organizations would keep farmers informed through radio, newspaper, and local gatherings. But now in the Internet age, it’s easier than ever to stay informed and reach out for help when you need it. Here are a few these organizations that we really love.

Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense FundFarm and Ranch Freedom AllianceCommunity Farm Alliance


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