Family Farming

Revitalizing rural economies in South Korea

According to Kyoungsoo Lim, we should devise new ways of selling produce and make more side jobs available for a more liveable rural community in South Korea.

Millet in the U.S.: A Farmer’s Perspective

One certified organic millet farmer explains millet’s U.S. rise in popularity.

Cargill and Heifer International Want There to be a Chicken in Every Pot

The Hatching Hope Initiative is a new collaboration between Heifer International and Cargill. Food Tank spoke with the CEO of Heifer International to find out how convincing more women to raise chickens will sustainably reduce hunger and poverty for 100 million people by 2030.

Tradition meets Sustainability at Corrin Farms

Craig Corrin passes on more than tradition on his four-generation family farm.

SRI: More Crop Per Drop, Better Lives for Farmers with Lotus Foods

Caryl Levine and Ken Lee, co-founders and co-CEOs of Lotus Foods, talk about supporting smallholder rice farmers through promoting System of Rice Intensification.

Women Are Champions of Farming Differently, Says Kivirist

“Women all across the food system are doing things differently,” says farmer, author, and entrepreneur, Lisa Kivirist, whose approach to agricultural learning gives women the tools and resources to forge their own paths collaboratively.

Opinion | Can a 200 Year Old Farm Pivot from Cash Crops to Ancient Grains?

The Smiths have been growing corn and soybeans for nearly 200 years. With prices continuing to fall in 2015, they tried growing teff, an ancient grain from Ethiopia.

13 Farmer Stories That Bring Honesty and Hope to Sustainable Agriculture

Food Tank’s Farmer Friday series has been telling the stories of farmers and ranchers focusing on sustainable farming practices, including crop rotation, grassy waterways, preserving reconstructed wetlands, and farming on the contour.

Sowing the Seeds of Change: Integrating Education and Agriculture in Rural Nepal

Join Food Tank in discussion with Surya Karki about his mission to bring quality education to Nepal, and why teaching agriculture and sustainability are key to alleviating poverty.

Future Family Farmers Help Communities Grow

Niman Ranch farmers Chris and Joan Scheer of Lowden, IA are revamping generations of farming tradition: switching to sustainable practices for the sake of future generations.