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Seedstock Digest: Sustainable Hog Farming, Hydroponic Window Farms, Farmer John and Biodynamics, and Natural Systems AgricultureAugust 5, 2011 | seedstock
Happy Friday! To get you through the hopefully beautiful weekend weather and lazy Saturday and Sunday that you have ahead of you, Seedstock is highlighting some our latest and greatest stories. These stories feature a sustainably creative Indiana hog farmer, an innovative farm that you can grow in your bedroom, bathroom, and living room windows, a truly trailblazing biodynamic farmer from Illinois and a Kansas visionary seeking to use a prairie model in agriculture to farm crops more sustainably and in line with nature’s intentions. Enjoy your weekend reads!
To celebrate the onset of the weekend and the inevitable Saturday or Sunday trip to the local farmers market to stock up on sustainably farmed produce for the week, today’s digest features profiles on some of the local food software system companies out there in the marketplace that are working to develop tools to help small – midsize sustainable farmers grow their operations beyond the farmers market in order to maintain financial sustainability.
Group Will Be Honored at California Agriculture Innovation Conference
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Grow-California announced that 14 California agricultural businesses have been chosen as the 2011 “Game Changers of the Year” in Agriculture Innovation. The award winners — a combination of agribusinesses, agricultural technology companies, university initiatives and innovative nonprofit programs — will be recognized by California Secretary of Food and Agriculture Karen Ross at a luncheon during the inaugural California Agriculture Innovation Conference scheduled for July 20-21 at UC Davis’s Freeborn Hall.
Seedstock Digest: A Farm in a Backpack, Software to Empower Sustainable Farmers, Affordable Drip Systems for Smallholders and more!July 2, 2011 | seedstock
Start your weekend off right and grab a coffee, donut, or maybe some eggs and settle in for a healthy helping of Seedstock. Today’s digest features a farm that fits in a backpack, local food systems software that gives sustainable farmers greater access to the larger food supply chain, an affordable drip irrigation system for smallholder farmers, and a unique 30 acre greenhouse operation that profits from and promotes organic growing.