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Take Root: 10 Steps to Begin Your Legacy Planning Journey By: 03/11/2014 @ 11:00pm

“Before you take root, you must plant a seed,” said Nathan Katzer, business development manager for the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, as he addressed a crowd of family farmers including my husband and me…

Future food; We can grow enough, but how will we distribute it? By: 02/04/2014 @ 6:49am

When we talk about the future of food, we usually start with world population growth. Estimates say we’ll pass the 8 billion-people mark around the spring of 2024. The worry for decades has been if we will…

Is a drone in your farm's future? By: 01/14/2014 @ 9:39am

The word is out. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have a bright future in agriculture. Although the concept is still in the infancy stage for the farming sector, it hasn’t stopped countless contenders outside…

Your Farm in the Future: Future seeds By: 01/13/2014 @ 3:26pm

Biotechnology is a broader area of science than just Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). It has developed many techniques that are implemented with useful effects in agriculture. Many of these techniques…

Next-generation energy farms By: 12/18/2013 @ 8:46am

When writing about the future of energy, it’s been easy to tumble into pessimistic gloom and doom. Writing in 1979 in the height of the Cold War and an energy crisis, the legendary science fiction and…

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