Category Archives: Quality of Life

Second Career Farmers Reveal Secrets

On average, people change careers three times in their lifetimes, and that’s not counting about ten different jobs across those careers. Whether through choice or circumstance, people are on the move to different employment opportunities, and it’s not surprising to find … Continue reading

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Keeping Safe with a ROPS

A ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure) keeps you safe on your tractor. While it’s probably not first on your mind as you drive into your field, tractor rollovers are the leading cause of death and injury on a farm. However, having … Continue reading

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Ten Thoughts about Employees

Editor’s Note: This week’s post is from guest blogger Chris Blanchard, an organic farmer and farm consultant based in Iowa. Through Flying Rutabaga Works, Chris offers consulting to organic and small-scale farmers on effectiveness and productivity, marketing, business planning and development, … Continue reading

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Farm Manager: Pathway to an ag career

by Guest Blogger John Smith of Burlington, VT Many farm workers long for the day when they have their own farm; a place where they can do things exactly the way they want. I had this dream for several years … Continue reading

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Does Your Customer Share Your Worldview? Probably not…

You have passion for what you do! You love your product — not just a little but a whole lot! You are sure small-scale, diversified farming will save the local economy, the state, and heal the planet. And finally the … Continue reading

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