With carnival barkers shouting, kids laughing, cows mooing, state fairs can be noisy chaotic affairs. Chainsaw artists only add to the din.
Oats may be making a comeback on Corn Belt farms, but not as a breakfast item. Researchers are studying whether planting oats could actually help farmers keep their soil, and businesses, healthy.
Chefs, cooks and food-makers of all kinds need a commercial kitchen to make their products, but startup costs can be prohibitive. Well...there's an app for that.
The old wooden barns that dot the farm country landscape are mostly useless to farmers. But they're finding a second life as trendy accent walls or rustic bars after their wood is reclaimed.
Few things are more valuable to a farmer in the arid West than irrigation water. As cities and towns expand and enroach on farmland, though, farmers are often forced to compete for water rights.
In western Kansas, water is at a premium. That's why some farmers are testing out a new irrigation system they hope will cut their consumption and buy them time.
It can be difficult to find mental health care in rural America. There simply aren’t enough providers to cover the need over wide-open spaces. A small town in Nebraska hopes to groom local students to pursue hometown careers in behavioral health.
Though many university programs in agriculture see majority woman enrollment, many women find that male relatives are the ones who inherity the family farm.
With urban farms and community gardens popping up all over the country, researchers are trying to get a handle on their benefits.
Wither fewer and fewer people required to run a modern farm, rural towns are struggling with a loss of farm jobs. That has many targeting new businesses in an effort to survive.