organic farming http://wuwm.com en Organic Farmers Want to Grow Profits in Addition to Healthy Foods http://wuwm.com/post/organic-farmers-want-grow-profits-addition-healthy-foods <p></p><p>Among the myriad of topics organic farmers are discussing at the <a href="http://mosesorganic.org/conference/" target="_blank">MOSES conference</a> in La Crosse, Wisconsin is how to stay small and make a profit.<br /> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Susan Bence 25747 at http://wuwm.com Organic Farmers Want to Grow Profits in Addition to Healthy Foods Demystifying a Farming Philosophy - Biodynamics http://wuwm.com/post/demystifying-farming-philosophy-biodynamics <p>Not all, that many years ago, organic farming might have elicited the rolling of eyes. Today, the practice of growing products without chemicals seems common. However, a related approach remains relatively unknown.<br><br>Called biodynamics, it involves the use of harvested plants and remains of dead animals. Advocates kicked off a five-day North American conference in Madison on Wednesday.<br><br>WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence set out to learn more about the farming practice that dates back to the turn of the last century.<br><br>She begins at a dandelion harvesting event outside of Elkhorn.<br><br>You many find a few descriptions “unsavory.”<br><br>Petra Duffner knew nothing about biodynamics – until 1991.<br><br>That was the year she took a break from college in her native Germany and landed on this farm in southeastern Wisconsin.</p><p><br><br> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:29:02 +0000 Susan Bence 3149 at http://wuwm.com Demystifying a Farming Philosophy - Biodynamics Organic Dairy Farm Cultivating Next Generation's Farmers http://wuwm.com/post/organic-dairy-farm-cultivating-next-generations-farmers <p>Dairy farming has been a part of Wisconsin’s landscape for generations. A small fraction of those operations is organic. WUWM’s environmental reporter Susan Bence visited a couple committed to organic farming and to passing on their methods to the next generation.<br><br>This is the sound of 140 happy cows grazing a few miles outside Elkhorn, Wisconsin.<br> Thu, 17 Sep 2009 18:40:44 +0000 Susan Bence 3152 at http://wuwm.com Organic Dairy Farm Cultivating Next Generation's Farmers