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The Accidental Chicken Farmer Makes a Profit On Purpose

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Josh Slingerland became a farmer by accident. He was trying to drop his kids off at day care on the
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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.

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  1. tsi says:

    My father was a farmer, as well, and trained as a welder post-WWII. All he wanted to do was farm, but Pennsylvania has always viewed farmers as the peasant class (never mind it takes more knowledge to farm than most other professions–quick on the brain or quickly dead, as we say). It seems every step is regulated, so much so, most farmers will not touch many of the things the state does offer and very often the children of farmers only want out of aggie.

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