Small Farm Makeover: Will the Barn You Build Be Good for the Neighborhood?


Sensitivity in Barn Design as a Steward of the Land Land development comes with responsibilities that go beyond paying taxes and keeping the grass, cover crop, or woods maintained. Ideally, when property owners seek to construct permanent structures, such as houses and barns, consideration for all aspects of environmental impact …

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Create Climate Resilience on Your Horse Property – 6 Ways Horse Owners Can Help the Earth

Rotational grazing improves pasture productivity. Photos from Alayne Blickle

Climate change is a defining issue of our time, and we’re at a pivotal moment. From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production to rising sea levels that increase the risk of catastrophic flooding, the impacts of climate change are global in scope and increasing at a mind-numbing rate. Climate resilience is the …

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Conservation Planning for Your Equestrian Property – Use the National Resource Conservation Service for Healthy Horses, Healthy Environment, and to Save Money

Every equestrian property owner understands the effort it takes to care for horses. Cleaning stalls, mending fences, and maintaining buildings alone can be a full-time job. Another element that can be just as challenging is caring for the land. Horses place a significant amount of stress on pasturelands and the …

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