Friday, July 22, 2005

Horse Plows and Organics on the Rise

Two interesting stories today. One from the AP (found on Yahoo), and the other from a little periodical called New Farm Magazine. Both talk about interesting trends in farming. Horse-and-Plow Farming Making a Comeback
By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER, Associated Press Writer Fri Jul 22, 3:23 AM ET To some, the thought of a farmer patiently working the field behind a horse and plow might evoke pangs of nostalgia for the early days of agriculture. But in fact, the practice is making a comeback... [Yahoo Article] [Small Farmer's Journal]
Students Flock to Campus Organic Farms
By JULIA SILVERMAN, AP Education Writer Fri Jul 22, 7:44 AM ET Plenty of college kids still subsist on a steady diet of ramen noodles, cold cereal and beer to wash it all down. Not Nate France. The crop and soil sciences major at Oregon State University here wouldn't dream of following the well-beaten path to the local Carl Jr.'s for cheap, mammoth burgers. Instead, every Thursday afternoon until the sun sets, France helps till and tend to a pocket-sized, student-run organic farm on a couple of soil-rich acres just outside this western Oregon college town... [New Farm Magazine]

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