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National Radio Project on Small Farms, Big Future

September 28, 2010

National Radio Project produces Making Contact: An international radio program that links people, vital ideas, and important information. Small Farms, Big Future is divided into three short programs.

Joe Schirmer of Dirty Girl Produce discusses the dry-farm technique that he uses to grow tomatoes. Schirmir and a few experts explain the process and benefits. Dry-farming is agriculture with no or limited irrigation.

Fiscalini Farms of Modesto California is a dairy farm and cheese plant. This dairy farm recycles cow manure, uneaten feed and whey. John and Brian Fiscalini discuss the process of methane digestion and the potential of this system for large dairy farms.

The Agriculture and Land-based Training Association (ALBA) generates opportunities for potential farmers to grow and sell organic produce.

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