Country Portrait

Politics to Potatoes

With ties to farming and policy, a young Alabamian pioneers a new means of marketing produce from small farms.

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Seeds Planted, Stories Told: Paul Sailer, Author of “I Had a Comrade”

Veteran and author, Paul Sailer helps preserve tales of courage and comradery.

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Fun, Farm-Related College Mascots: Fear the Okra!

Delta State’s Fighting Okra is a prickly standout among ag-themed mascots.

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Humorist Jerry Nelson: Recovering Dairyman

Dear County Agent Guy author Jerry Nelson says farming has provided him fodder, as well as lessons, for his slap-your-knee, laugh-out-loud musings.

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A Harvest Made Possible By Caring Neighbors

Family and friends come together to help a farmer in need.

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Soldier, Farmer, Innovator

FarmLife pays tribute to a World War II hero who contributed mightily to the evolution of the Massey Ferguson combine.

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She Wrote the Book: Audrey Levatino and the Women-Powered Farm

How this Virginia grower came to write a practical guide for other women wanting to get into the “business.”

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Vet Sees Rural to Suburban Changes

Veterinarian Lanier Orr recounts how his formerly rural county transformed into an urban area—and how working the land satisfies
his inner country boy.

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Massey Ferguson Helps Out in an Imperfect Storm

When a heavy snow and a sick child coincided, this Indiana father depended on his tractor to save the day.

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Chris and Lawrence Warwuruk

An On-Farm Brewery Pays Tribute to Orange Tractors

A new brew pays tribute to the family farm and the dependable equipment that did the heavy lifting.

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