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Tips from The Beekman Boys: they answer 10 questions about rural life

Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell of the TV show, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, share tips they have learned about rural life since moving from NYC...

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 to Board Horses?

Kentucky horse farming management expert Ron Wallace explains how many acres of land you need to raise or board horses.

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.

“Free-range” daycare: Preschool on a farm

Celestial Farms, a farm-based daycare, gives kids more than a basic education: they learn farm chores, animal care and what real food is all about.

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...

Alpacas: Loveable, Easy to Raise, and Gentle

MOULTRIE, Georgia -- Nicole Taylor was a lifelong “horse person,” but when the then-single mom quit her job and moved to the country in the...

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.