Sustainability in (Agri)culture, From Athens to Crete

Cross-posted via UNL Newsroom The following article is a snapshot of few of the highlights from the study abroad program I participated in earlier this summer. Although the Greeks may be in financial crisis in many ways they’re shining with resilience through sustainability. Enjoy this peek and keep an eye out for more!     Sustainable…

6 Quick Definitions of Science and Food Production (Sources Included)

  Organic farming, conventional methods, and genetic modification (GMOs) have taken the lead in agricultural headlines, adding more polarity and confusion to this discussion than clarity. In agriculture the ultimate goal is how to sustainably  generate the greatest yield of a product. With conservation and environmental stewardship moving to the forefront of the methodology conversation, the most effective…

Sustainable Farming Through Permaculture Methods

                                         Last Thursday evening I attended my first Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society event , Farmer’s Night Out hosted by New Earth Farm & Goods. The farm,which also is home to Keipos Inc., is located just North of the…

Things Are Heating Up This Summer In The Organic Community. (Pt. 1)

Consumer demand for organic food is rising at an incredible rate, up 11% in 2014 according to the Organic Trade Association. This translates into increased revenue for producers, but also the challenges of keeping up supply. The cost of becoming USDA certified organic on top of the operating costs the organic farmer faces can be intimidating….