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Good Times in Big Flat

New property inspired one farming family to launch another business and helped kick-start a resurgence in their mountain hometown.

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A Family Affair

The Blanchard family sticks together to thrive in an up-and-down industry.

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Houdini Acts

One couple escaped to the country, along with a lovable—if troublesome—herd of “mini-mules.”

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First-Generation Dream

How a kid from suburban Virginia grew up to be the Southeastern Farmer of the Year.

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Sonia and Jimmy Smithers stand smiling with their horse, Patch.

The Sky Is The Limit

Horses and hay are simply heaven for Jimmy and Sonia Smithers.

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Going the Distance: Growing Alfalfa to Export

When customers pay to have alfalfa shipped more than 5,000 miles, they expect to receive maximum feed value.

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Balancing Hay Quality and Quantity

Because they grow most of their own forages, this Washington state dairy owner strives for a balance between tons and nutrition.

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Steve Hicks kneels down on his farm in Indiana.

Back To The Future

While growing his herd size, this Indiana producer also enriches his soil via cover crops and tried-and-true grazing practices.

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Lessons Learned With Indiana Farmer Steve Hicks

Pride in your work, learned this Indiana farmer, makes all the difference.

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Alpacas Are Cool Critters

At Marble River Farm in upstate New York, the cute, coltish, quirky alpaca still gets a lot of love.

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