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Two brothers in Vermont are bringing wooden boats back on the water
It’s not every day you see a wooden boat on the water. Justin Martin and his brother Ian caught the boat-building bug while working for a canoe company in high school. Today, the two own a...
An Alabama couple is running the family farm as naturally as they can
JMB farms of Samson, Alabama has been in the Baxley family for 100-years. Joseph Baxley and his wife Melissa are the fourth generation to work the 80-acres of timberland and pasture. Joseph says...
A Georgia couple is providing the East coast with fresh vegetables
Moore Farms has been a locally-owned family farm in Manor, Georgia, since the 1940s. The original 30-acres of land grew tobacco and corn. Over time, the farm grew into several hundred acres of row...
She's inspired by the "Sheep Queen of Wyoming"
There once was a sassy woman named Lucy Morrison Moore who homesteaded her own sheep on a ranch during the 1880’s in Wyoming. She was known as the “Sheep Queen of Wyoming”....
Nearly 100% of the students in this California high school are in FFA
Laton High School in Laton, California, is a small, rural school with under 200 students. But it’s packing a huge punch in the world of agriculture. Nearly 100% of the kids are enrolled in...
This Oklahoma couple makes art from old barn materials
Good things often happen unexpectedly. Ryan Fitzgerald of Tulsa, Oklahoma, helped a friend of his parents fix computer issues on a tool called a “plasma cutter”. Ryan says when he...
A Tennessee woman is taking her farm to new heights and sharing the experience
Valeria Barton Pitoni knew there had to be more to life than punching a clock and sitting at a desk all day long. With her children and husband Rich, the family bought a farm near Henderson,...
An Iowa family started a rabbit project and is developing it into a business
Erin Houghton of Adel, Iowa, was looking for a project for her three kids, ages 14, 7, and 8. The older child had been showing cattle and hogs, but the two little ones also wanted animals to care for...
This Maryland family has been farming the same land for eleven generations
John Rigdon of Jarrettsville, Maryland, owns one of the oldest farms in the United States. It began in 1728, as a land grant of one-thousand acres from the king of England. The land has been passed...
A Kansas couple is promoting wine and tourism through history
When Stephen and Kristin Graue bought some land near Louisburg, Kansas, they discovered an old fence line with grapevines growing on it. They decided to restore it, and planted more grapevines. This...