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What's the best type of farming to go to?

I come from a family farm that does row-crop, and cow/calf operation. That's all I've ever experienced, and was just wondering if theirs something different I should try to learn more?

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Bronwyn’s Answer

There is no one size fits all best type of farming. I would recommend learning more about agro ecology as this is the most responsible way forward for farmers and the planet. Research has proven that agroecology improves the condition of the soil over time to get better yields in the long run whereas conventional farming has the inverse effect. Top authors who come to mind are Gliesman and Altieri. A good book to read is Restoration Agriculture by Mark Shepherd. The WFO is also a good resource. You could also apply for an internship at The Island School. You could also do a 2 week permaculture course. For Permaculture Andrew Millison and OSU is a a good resource. What ever you investigate it is important to keep your zone, climate, soil conditions and water availability in mind. The idea is to take the ecological principles you learn and apply them to your conditions.
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Sarah’s Answer

Great question and agree w/ Bronwyn, no one-size-fits all approach! I've been following regenerative agriculture more closely and there's a number of proven places for more info but I've enjoyed following farmers who follow the method on Instagram, I'll put a few links in below. It helps feed the social and honor the animals. Start small, try new things and stay a life-long learner!

Sarah recommends the following next steps:

Follow White Oak Pastures https://www.instagram.com/whiteoakpastures/
Follow 1915 Farm https://www.instagram.com/1915_farm/
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