3 Ways the Environment Shapes the Beer You Drink

If you enjoy good craft beer then you have probably picked a few favorites that you buy more than others. Maybe your favorite beer includes special hops that change the flavor or maybe you like a darker beer with a thicker mouth-feel. Whatever the reason, your top picks stood out above the rest because of […]

The Best Farming Memoirs

There are few things as heartwarming as a true story of an American farm. As summer reading gets going, I wanted to share a few of my favorite memoirs with a decidedly agricultural theme. Here are three books you should consider picking up this summer. 1. The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and […]

Are You a Little Bit Country Or A Little Bit Rock ‘N Roll?

Serious celebrations call for serious measures. You can’t have the party of the century without special food, lots of room, the right music, the right weather if you’re outdoors, the right outfits, and the right accessories. And a truly memorable celebration or party needs to have a theme. Some occasions of course create their own […]

Buying Land, Preserving the American Dream

The American dream was once based upon the honest and hardworking desires men had: to buy up a piece of land and make that land a haven for their family and a way of life. That theme has slowly fallen into the shadows as the middle class has drifted from agriculture and outdoor lifestyles to […]

Global Climate Change: Continents Most at Risk for Decrease in Agriculture

There are a few sides people can take on why the global climate is changing so rapidly. Some insist that global warming is to blame. Others are sure that the earth is undergoing a natural cycle. Whatever the case may be, we can all agree on the main point: the climate is changing and it’s […]

Farming Trench Shoring: Constructing a Proper Trench, Part 2

This is Part 2 of the series.  Be sure to read Part 1 – A Dangerous Dig. Trenches used for farming purposes may look harmless, but they are extremely dangerous for construction workers. When dug improperly, trenches can easily cave in, crushing or suffocating anyone at the bottom of the trench. All of these accidents […]

Farming Trench Shoring: A Dangerous Dig, Part 1

Construction of farming trenches can be dangerous tasks for workers. If trenching is not done properly, such as lacking trench shields, injuries and deaths can occur through a cave in, asphyxiation due to lack of oxygen, electrocution due to contact with utilities and even drowning. These are just a few of the hazards that can […]