Five tips for beginning organic farmers

Five tips for beginning organic farmers

When it occurred to me that a disproportionate number of my friends and acquaintances are organic farmers, I decided to round them up and ask for advice. Here’s what they told me: 1. Don’t be afraid to ask. If you know where you’ll be farming, contact other farmers in...
BENEFITS OF ORGANIC FARMING

BENEFITS OF ORGANIC FARMING

Less up-front investment An organic farm requires less capital investment than a conventional farm, since it does not require the purchase of chemical fertilizers. Many farmers take out large loans to get started, but organic farmers don’t rely on chemicals –...