farmers

This is not your grandfather’s farm

This is not your grandfather’s farm

While farming is one of the world’s oldest professions, much has changed since the days of mules and horses pulling iron plows through the soil. Local farmers have embraced cutting-edge technology with the goal of increasing their efficiency in planting, tending, and harvesting their crops. Read the full article in the Feb. 7 issue of […]

Three Santa Rosa farms honored for environmental practices

Three Santa Rosa farms honored for environmental practices

Three Santa Rosa-based farmers and ranchers have been honored for their environmentally sound practices with a County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship (CARES) award. Recipients were Alan Edwards of Alan Edwards Farms, Tyler Brown of Brown Farms and Trent Mathews of Sweet Season Farms. The awards were handed out Sept. 6 at the Jay Civic […]

Agriculture makes millions in Santa Rosa

Agriculture makes millions in Santa Rosa

While data show that large drivers of Santa Rosa’s economy are the military bases and blooming tourism industry, there is another arm of the economy doing some heavy financial lifting, and it covers more than half of Santa Rosa County. Agriculture produced nearly $79 million in crops, timber and lumber in Santa Rosa County in […]

Crop Drop feeds body and soul

Crop Drop feeds body and soul

Volunteers with Navarre First Assembly of God handed out more than 28,000 pounds of produce and 35 turkeys with all the fixings Monday, Nov. 20, during the church’s seventh annual Crop Drop. People from all walks of life, poor or rich, unemployed or gainfully employed, were invited to take grocery bags loaded down with farm […]

Aquaponics system teaches sustainability, survival skills

Aquaponics system teaches sustainability, survival skills

AP Environmental Science teacher Ian Turoff just happened to be looking around online when he discovered a great idea for adding to his students’ educational experience of in the classroom. It’s called Project Feed 1010, an effort started by a teacher in Texas, and its purpose is to create a network of scientists, teachers, students […]