Rural Farming and Industrial Interference

Rural Farming and Industrial Interference

Growing Innovation Book Cover. Courtesy of Jean Willoughby In a time and place where unprecedented numbers of small farmers are going under every year, a new book profiles eight small farmers who are using a blend of creativity and market research to craft a niche for themselves in difficult economic conditions. Published by the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) Growing Innovation 1.0 reveals a thriving subculture of small farmers who continue to defy the trends of industrial agriculture. Through a series of short vignettes showcasing the work of eight very different operations, the reader gains insight into goat-raising operations, small dairies, orchards and row crop farming. All of the farms are in North Carolina, where RAFI is based. The organization is a nonprofit that aids and advocates for “thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family fa...

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