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the shortage of livestock veterinarians is reaching "crisis levels"

Even after the lamb comes, the ewe continues to strain. Sticky with afterbirth, the ram lamb calls to his mother in quavering tenor, but though she lifts her head in his direction and lets out a low moan of response, her heaving sides won’t let her rise and go to him. In the compounded darkness […]

Posted: May 9 2017
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foraging ahead: a nice video from sesquatchie cove farm

Sequatchie Cove Farm is a family-run farm in Tennessee's Sequatchie Valley. Four generations of Keeners live in the Cove. They have succeeded in creating a culture of food that puts the land back on people's minds and dinner tables. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/47286647] To see move videos and stills from Luke Padgett, check out  

Posted: May 29 2014
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2013 fracktivist conference

2013 Fracktivist Conference September 13-15, 2013, Knoxville, TN The movement to end all forms of extreme energy extraction on this planet, wrest control from multinational corporations, and give the power back to the people is becoming something truly beautiful! It is an honor to be a part of it, as so MANY of us are.  […]

Posted: July 30 2013
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garden assistant position

Rural Resources is seeking an AmeriCorps Garden Assistant for a productive and educational vegetable garden. The AmeriCorps Garden Assistant will help the farmer with management of a half-acre production plot and assist with farm education programs for local youth.  The position runs from May 1st to August 31st, 2013. Skill Requirements Must be comfortable with […]

Posted: April 3 2013
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barns: the heart of the farm

If you're in the Tennessee area, a  barn open house and Q & A session will be held on March 2, 2013 at the Broadened Horizons Teaching Farm in Rockwood, TN. To contact farmer leaf with farm related questions or comments, e-mail [email protected] The piece below was written by Farmer Leaf to accompany this session.  […]

Posted: January 15 2013
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grazing workshop, tennessee

Coming up on Wednesday! March 28: Pasture Workshop and Field Day (Montgomery County Cattleman and UT Extension) Loaction: Clarksville, TN at Phil Baggett Farm Contact: John Bartee [email protected] Office: (931)648-5725 or Cell: (931)624-1173 Contact: Phil Baggett [email protected] (615)347-5454 The program is coming together for the March 28 meeting in Clarksville TN. We will be starting […]

Posted: March 26 2012
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farm for lease - limestone TN

Here's a note from Landowner Heather Halsey - this is a wonderful opportunity for the right greenhorn! I have a 100 acre farm - Second Chance Farm in Limestone, TN - that I am no longer working.  I have a new job with a land trust organization in Maine (where I am from).  I would […]

Posted: December 13 2011
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Reflections on farming from a potential young farmer

For a fun, inspirational read, here's an email that greenhorns' friend Rebekah Guss sent out after visiting some new Tennessee Farmers...

Posted: November 17 2008