Rural Alternatives

From music professor to farmer (and mother of triplets)

Anne Waltner returns to this agriculturally-rooted land for the love of community

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Grass farming: A good alternative in more than one way

As conventional, commodity oriented farmers struggle with low commodity prices and a burdensome debt load, grassland farming might provide an attractive option.

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Side-by-side in Farming and faith

Tom and Jenna Graber grew up with an interest in animals and agriculture, but came at it from different perspectives. Now, after marrying in 2014, they farm together 7 miles south of Marion. Jenna and Tom Graber started farming together in 2014, the same year they were married. Their farm is located 7 miles south of Marion, and features a commercial cow/ calf operation and minimum tillage crops.

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Herding goats with success

Goats do well across the world — and that includes on the Lee & Marilyn Brockmueller farm

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Midwinter Grazing?

Absolutely — at Happy Grazing Dairy, anyway

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Return to Heritage

Waltners bring sense of renewal to family farm

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Keeping Those Fields Covered

For the Ortmans, crop diversity & rotations are essential

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