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Hi, A few weeks ago I received a diagnosis that rocked my world, but not in the good way. This sort
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Rachel's interest in sustainable agriculture and grazing has deep roots in the soil. She's been following that passion around the world, working on an ancient Nabatean farm in the Negev, and with farmers in West Africa's Niger. After returning to the US, Rachel received her M.S. and Ph.D. in agronomy and soil science from the University of Maryland. For her doctoral research, Rachel spent 3 years working with Maryland dairy farmers using management intensive grazing. She then began her work with grass farmers, a source of joy and a journey of discovery.


  1. Valerie says:

    Very sorry you’re not feeling well. I’ve enjoyed your articles for about a year now. A quote from a book just popped up in my head: “All waiting rooms were essentially the same, not really places in themselves as much a rehersals for purgatory.” – Maggie Shipstead. Good luck getting though all of the tedium and I hope you feel better.

  2. pat&melanie harrison says:

    Dear Rachel: Melanie and I have you in our thoughts as you go forward.We have always admired your spirit.You have a standing invitation to stop in when you’re up our way.Best wishes Pat&Melanie.

  3. pat&melanie harrison says:

    Dear Rachel: Melanie and I our thinking of you and wishing you the best.We miss seeing you . You’re always welcome to stop in .We’ve always admired your spirit.

  4. Troy Bishopp says:

    Rachel, Our thoughts are with you as you conquer “your ailment” because its a temporary setback for the great life ahead of you. It’ll be hard and you will have “those days, Marge”. You can call anytime and ramble as your sense of humor will get you through this. We got your back women. GW:)

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