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Posted by Sustainable Farmer on July 14, 2008, 3:42 pm
 
http://www.sustainablefarmer.com/  - This link takes you to my new
online multimedia publication Sustainable Farmer.  It is aimed at
providing people who are involved in sustainable agriculture  or who
dream of doing so  the information they need to succeed.


As you will see, the publication features video of sustainable farmers
like the Titus family, whose daughter Rebecca has recruited 150 new
CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) customers. There is also
practical information what you need to know to begin raising animals,
as well as marketing advice on building a great farm Web site.


I also want to invite you to sign up for the RSS feed on my blog. Many
entries involve what I am learning as we put in our new hoophouse.
However, there are also postings about policy issues that affect
sustainable ag.


And please also join our forum. We want this to become a place where
sustainable farmers can share information, ideas and advice.


Last but not least, please send us your story ideas, your videos, your
pictures to share. Any bloggers out there? Send us your idea for a
blog.


I took an early retirement from Michigan State University last week,
where I taught digital journalism, to devote myself to this
publication. Many years ago, I was managing editor of Michigan Farmer
magazine, but I lost my taste for ag journalism when it seemed to be
promoting practices that were unsustainable. I am so glad to see the
world is changing, and I want to be a part of that change.


So please take a moment to visit and offer your ideas and advice.


Thanks again

Bonnie Bucqueroux

http://www.sustainablefarmer.com/  - This link takes you to my new
online multimedia publication Sustainable Farmer.  It is aimed at
providing people who are involved in sustainable agriculture  or who
dream of doing so  the information they need to succeed.


As you will see, the publication features video of sustainable farmers
like the Titus family, whose daughter Rebecca has recruited 150 new
CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) customers. There is also
practical information what you need to know to begin raising animals,
as well as marketing advice on building a great farm Web site.


I also want to invite you to sign up for the RSS feed on my blog. Many
entries involve what I am learning as we put in our new hoophouse.
However, there are also postings about policy issues that affect
sustainable ag.


And please also join our forum. We want this to become a place where
sustainable farmers can share information, ideas and advice.


Last but not least, please send us your story ideas, your videos, your
pictures to share. Any bloggers out there? Send us your idea for a
blog.


I took an early retirement from Michigan State University last week,
where I taught digital journalism, to devote myself to this
publication. Many years ago, I was managing editor of Michigan Farmer
magazine, but I lost my taste for ag journalism when it seemed to be
promoting practices that were unsustainable. I am so glad to see the
world is changing, and I want to be a part of that change.


So please take a moment to visit and offer your ideas and advice.


Thanks again

Bonnie Bucqueroux




Posted by Ken Maltby on July 14, 2008, 6:05 pm
 

http://www.sustainablefarmer.com/  - This link takes you to my new
online multimedia publication Sustainable Farmer.  It is aimed at
providing people who are involved in sustainable agriculture or who
dream of doing so the information they need to succeed.


As you will see, the publication features video of sustainable farmers
like the Titus family, whose daughter Rebecca has recruited 150 new
CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) customers. There is also
practical information what you need to know to begin raising animals,
as well as marketing advice on building a great farm Web site.


I also want to invite you to sign up for the RSS feed on my blog. Many
entries involve what I am learning as we put in our new hoophouse.
However, there are also postings about policy issues that affect
sustainable ag.


And please also join our forum. We want this to become a place where
sustainable farmers can share information, ideas and advice.


Last but not least, please send us your story ideas, your videos, your
pictures to share. Any bloggers out there? Send us your idea for a
blog.


I took an early retirement from Michigan State University last week,
where I taught digital journalism, to devote myself to this
publication. Many years ago, I was managing editor of Michigan Farmer
magazine, but I lost my taste for ag journalism when it seemed to be
promoting practices that were unsustainable. I am so glad to see the
world is changing, and I want to be a part of that change.


So please take a moment to visit and offer your ideas and advice.


Thanks again

Bonnie Bucqueroux


  My impression of Michigan farmers would be that they are
very practical people who have a real connection to the land
and aren't at all interested in any new age environmentalism
from the liberal academia enshrined in East Lansing (or Ann
Arbor, for that matter).  They will of course take any money
that the university grant programs can steer their way, with a
smile, and ask for more.

  While the "Hippy commune farmers" weren't totally
confined to California, and "Natural Foods" can be a real
money maker, the farmers I've met tend to take a more
practical, rather than philosophical approach to
"environmentalism".

  I'm sure your site will get viewed by some in the farming
community, for the possibility of some profitable idea,
project, or program.  I expect the real return will be in the
potential for a good laugh, though.

  CSA is a nice "eliminate the middleman" marketing scheme
that can benefit both the farmer and the consumer - If the
conditions are exactly right.  It is more likely and accurately
viewed as the traditional "market day" with some pre-paid
regular customers.  In fact I wonder how many CSA "drop
off points" are simple stands open to the public.  That you
want to wrap it into your "Sustainable Farming" philosophy
is all well and good, but while you are holding hands and
singing cum-by-ah, the real farmers will be laughing.


Luck;
    Ken





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