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Transforming Farming Practices in Alabama & Beyond

Post contributed by Courtney Edwards, Auburn Global Nelson outside with laptop Growing up on a farm on the outskirts of Nairobi Kenya, Nelson Muthanji fell in love with nature and farm life at a young age. With a sparkle in his eyes, he described his childhood home where chicken coops…
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February 6, 2019
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Investing in the Health of our Soils & the Health of our Communities

Post contributed by Alice Evans, Executive Director of the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) Agriculturally, economically, and socially, Alabama has a problem retaining resources – be they nutrients, dollars, or talent and expertise.  Economically, Alabama farmers spend dramatically more on inputs sourced outside the state, than they bring into the…
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September 5, 2018
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The Plight of Producers

Post contributed by Hallie Nelson, Office of Sustainability Intern Part 1: Farmers Food movements are a staple of modern sustainable lifestyles, but many of these movements focus on the consumers. What about the people who work to produce the food in America? In many cases, the producers in America, whether…
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January 10, 2017
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Fed by Families

My grandad checking in on his Angus cattle. When I was about seven years old, my cousin and I wrote our names in the dirt one summer day while watching my grandad bale hay. Later that day when we asked if he had seen our masterpieces he smiled and said,…
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November 4, 2015