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Growing need for ag expertise: Not all high-paid careers are on the farm

Growing need for ag expertise: Not all high-paid careers are on the farm

(BPT) – As the farming industry faces growing consolidation in the U.S., one might get the impression fewer jobs are now available in agriculture. In fact, just the opposite is…

Women in agriculture are challenging stereotypes

Women in agriculture are challenging stereotypes

About a third of the nation’s farmers are women, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And most of these women are working family farms, since 99 percent of all…

4 great gifts for your green-living friend

4 great gifts for your green-living friend

Here’s a stat for you: More than 145 million Americans report being alarmed or concerned about climate change, according to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Yes, over…

The savvy homeowner’s 5-point outdoor winterization checklist

The savvy homeowner’s 5-point outdoor winterization checklist

As temperatures drop, you’re reminded that Old Man Winter will soon rear his ugly head. Before the first flurries fly, it’s important to take some winterization steps to ensure your…

5 myths about solar panels, debunked

5 myths about solar panels, debunked

Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home’s carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster. The cost of…

5 strategies to embrace a green lifestyle

5 strategies to embrace a green lifestyle

Going green: It’s more than an idea — it’s a fundamental change you make to support the environment and reduce your carbon footprint. In making this change, you probably started…

Preserve seasonal flavors through the joy of canning

Preserve seasonal flavors through the joy of canning

With summer coming to a close, there’s more of a desire than ever to hang on to those breezy afternoons and peak flavors from newly picked fruits and vegetables. Canning,…

4 steps to safely recycle your household batteries

4 steps to safely recycle your household batteries

Do you have a pile of used household batteries hidden in your junk drawer or in a coffee can in the garage? You know you should be environmentally responsible and…

Organic produce becomes mainstream

Organic produce becomes mainstream

The organics category is becoming mainstream, as it is purchased by shoppers across all demographics. Recently, the category grew in just about every measurable way: in volume, dollars spent, and…

Must-have elements for building a sustainable new home

Must-have elements for building a sustainable new home

When someone builds a home for you, you have the opportunity to make it as sustainable, eco-friendly and energy-efficient as possible. Not only are sustainable homes more cost-effective over the…

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