Starting a farm

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Barn building inspiration from old barns across the U.S.

Get your barn building ideas from this piece highlighting the charms of old barn architecture across the United States.

Raising farm kids: A family's move from subdivision to hobby farm

A family trades life in a subdivision for a small farm, raising farm kids who know the meaning of hard work, good food and the beauty of the...

How to turn a forest into a farm

The Land Show's Dave Milton offers advice about converting timberland into farmland, and factors to consider before trying to turn a forest into a...

How many acres do you need to raise cattle?

We talk to grass-farming food activist Nick Ball about how many acres you need to raise cattle.

How many acres do you need for a hobby farm or homestead?

Ben Godfrey tells how many acres you need for a hobby farm and shares his story of transitioning from suburb to hobby farm to fulltime sustainable...

How many acres do you need for a CSA?

We talk to the expert in market gardening and micro-farming, Jean-Martin Fortier, who brings in six figures a year on his 1.5 acres.

5 steps to aquaponics success | Rethink Rural Blog

The author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Aquaponic Farming offers a step by step guide on planning your aquaponics system.

How to start and run a successful CSA

Community Supported Agriculture or “CSA” programs have become a popular way for health-minded consumers to get locally-grown fruits and veggies in...

How to find your farming mentor

We take a look at 5 ideal places to find the right farmer to guide you as you pursue your dream of owning your own farm.

5 types of sustainable farming you can do

Do you dream of starting your own hobby farm or homestead?