Published Sep 2, 2015

The Practical Farmer: Autumn 2015

In This Issue

Building Knowledge – And a High Tunnel
In the horticulture world, a high tunnel build is a bit like a barn-raising. Hear from the diverse group who joined together over two sultry summer days to help Sara Hanson build hers.

North Dakota Trip Recap: Ultimate Farmer-Led Learning
In August, 50 members traveled to Cabe Brown’s ranch in North Dakota. For many, it was the trip of a lifetime. Read about the visit – and members’ reflections on it.

Preserving a Place for Nature: Specht Farm
For years, Mary Damm made the 8-hour drive from Indiana to visit Dan Specht’s farm near McGregor. After his death, she was determined to see that his farm legacy and ethos would live on. In this essay, she reflects on their friendship – and her effort to purchase Dan’s land.

Farming Debt-Free
For the Lipes family, careful planning helps them turn their farm philosophy into a reality.