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Sustainable vs. Totalitarian Agriculture

Sometimes you can gain more insight into what you’re doing by examining its opposite and observing the differences. There are several ways to describe what I want to do: sustainable, responsible, and regenerative are some adjectives that come to mind. At the opposite end of the spectrum are words like conventional, commercial, and industrial. Here’s another way to describe the “dark side”: Totalitarian agriculture. (Begin booing now.)

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Outlining my learning goals

I feel like I’m at another big intersection in life. My last one was when I graduated from college and was faced with choosing a career. I chose farming. That was in June of 2005. In the past two years, I’ve learned a lot about agriculture. My goal was to familiarize, not specialize. Now that I’ve established a reasonable foundation of knowledge and experience, it feels like it’s time to take it to the next level. Read the rest of this entry »

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