An Interview With Dick Thompson, Founder, Practical Farmers of Iowa

Dick Thompson Co-Founder of Practical Farmers of Iowa Shares His Story           Join me today for an interview with Dick Thompson, who co-foudned  Practical Farmers of Iowa in 1985. Show Notes: Practical Farmers of Iowa – http://www.practicalfarmers.org Dick Thompson’s Alternative Agriculture Report – http://www.practicalfarmers.org/resources/alternatives-in-agriculture.html

“Controlling” Nature

          The notion that we as humans can “control” nature through technology and cleverness is misleading and ultimately nature has the final say in what happens. The 2012 drought is a testament to that fact. Many farmers and ranchers were severely hurt. However, proper management of resources can mitigate disasters. Show …

Book Review – “Acres USA”

Acres USA is a monthly publication dedicated to “eco-agriculture.” This publication actually contains a lot of useful and interesting information for those of us interested in Sustainable Agriculture. While I don’t agree with any publication or book 100%, this publication is excellent to have around. To sign up for the publication go to: Acres USA …

GMO Crops Booted Out Of Germany

Well I sure am jealous of Germany. It was announced today in a German, english language newspaper, The Local, that the last GMO developer/lab/whatever-the-hell has left Germany. You can find the link to the full article here. There are benefits and drawbacks of the European society. One of the benefits is that they are pretty …