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Jack Maloney found out that tragedy can happen with the push of a button
Jack Maloney is a corn and soybean farmer in Brownsburg, Indiana. He also educates people about farm safety. Several years ago, Jack lost his lower left arm in a grain auger while preparing corn for...
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A Virginia woman shares her tips on how to raise chickens like the old-timers did
Lisa Steele’s family has been raising chickens for five-generations, and she now has her own small flock on her Suffolk, Virginia, farm. She’s also a writer and thought others would be...
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A Maine family is coupling self-reliance and new technology on their farm
Peter Hedden and Tracy Wilkerson of Bethel, Maine are working hard to sustainably develop their 100-acre farm. They grow much of their own food and hay for the animals, which includes the draft...
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Ellie Laks is helping abused animals and people at the same time
Ellie Laks has always been obsessed with animals. When she was seven-years old, she started noticing that some critters needed help. She brought home stray dogs and cats and baby birds so she could...
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The Hession family is growing black walnuts for the furniture industry
Hession Farms is a multi-generation corn farm in Brownsburg, Indiana. Anthony Hession says until about 20-years ago, the family also had property in a flood plain that they couldn’t do much...
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Deirdre Heekin grows nearly all of the produce for her restaurant
Deirdre Heekin and her husband Caleb Barber of Barnard, Vermont lived  in Italy for a time, and while there became interested in farming to provide local food. When they returned home, the...
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Conservation and cheese go hand-in-hand for this Florida couple
John and Nancy Mims of Hawthorne, Florida, milk around 200 Jersey cows. They sell their milk to a local cooperative, and a few years ago they decided to try making their own cheese. John says they...
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The cows are getting a lot of attention in Whiteland, Indiana
Amy Kelsay, her husband Joe, and their three children live on a six-generation dairy and crop farm in Whiteland, Indiana. The farm has been in operation since 1837 when it was land-granted to the...
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Wes and Missy Kroninger found their dream farm and the animals to go with it
Wes and Missy Kroninger bought 17-acres near Springfield, Ohio in 2011 to fulfill Missy’s lifelong dream of raising animals and living off the land. When Missy fell in love with a sweater made...
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AJ and Kellie Blair are using farm practices to help protect water quality in the Gulf of Mexico
The state of Iowa is a long way from the Gulf of Mexico, but a young Dayton, Iowa, couple is doing what they can to prevent excess nutrients from flowing downstream into the gulf waters. AJ and...

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