Hosting Events on the Farm

October 8, 2018From the Field

By Liz Brownlee, Nightfall Farm Fall is the perfect time to host visitors on our farm. The evenings beg for a campfire. Meals are easy—we have a whole season of canned and frozen food to draw on, plus a few things still coming from the garden. Visitors can say hello to animals of all shapes and … Read More

A Life In Transition

September 4, 2018Beginning Farmers, Blog, From the Field

By Nate Brownlee, Nightfall Farm I didn’t grow up in a farm family, and, in fact, I was pretty sure that I would not grow up to be a farmer. As such, there are many aspects of my now-daily life that I constantly need help to accomplish. There are numerous great resources with how-to information, ranging … Read More

You’re Invited to INFU’s Harvest Season Celebration

August 13, 2018From the Field

Indiana Farmers Union to Host Harvest Season Event with ‘Farmers for America’ film screening, Indianapolis-based Shelby County Sinners Music Set, and Potluck at Dugger Family Farm Morristown, Indiana – Indiana Farmers Union and Dugger Family Farm are partnering to host a film screening, music set and potluck dinner on Aug. 18 as an end-of-the-summer harvest … Read More

A Grandmother’s Legacy

July 3, 2018From the Field, Women Farmers Weekly

By Lisa Everhart-Myers, Demeter Farm I’m beginning to notice a recurring theme in this blog. “Get back to work” seems to keep cropping up here. When I wrote the April blog, the winds were brisk and the snow was still flying nearly every other day. Spring wasn’t even bothering to taunt us with an occasional … Read More

All the Thanks We Need

July 3, 2018Beginning Farmers, From the Field, Uncategorized

By Nate Brownlee, Nightfall Farm I don’t think I’d be alone in saying that a healthy dose of ego goes into being a farmer. It goes without saying that we farmers are proud of what we do—if I wasn’t this proud to be a farmer, I’d definitely have more free time. We all think we’re … Read More

Local Farmers Need Your Help … Now

May 17, 2018Blog, From the Field

By Sherri Dugger Media and Outreach Director, Indiana Farmers Union All conversations in my world revolve around the 2018 Farm Bill these days. The bill, known as H.R. 2, is the largest of its kind that involves American food and farming systems, and it is currently being cut apart, pieced back, spit-shined, smoothed, waxed, and polished, … Read More

Farming and Basketball

April 24, 2018Beginning Farmers, Blog, From the Field

By Lisa Everhart Myers Demeter Farm So, all my flattering words and waxing poetic toward Mother Nature in last month’s blog did not do a bit of good in encouraging her to warm things up. I might even go so far as to say they just plain annoyed her, judging from the eight inches of … Read More

The Most Powerful Farming Tool of All

April 2, 2018Beginning Farmers, From the Field

By Liz Brownlee, Nightfall Farm My farming tools change constantly. Today, I’ll need a pitchfork to muck out the laying hens’ winter stall in the barn. Tomorrow, I’ll open my laptop to email CSA members a reminder about pickup this Saturday. Wednesday, our first meat chicks of the year arrive; I’ll use my hands to … Read More

Paralysis by Analysis

March 18, 2018Beginning Farmers, From the Field

By Lisa Everhart Myers, Demeter Farm I am currently in a state of, what I will call, “information-induced paralysis.” What, you may ask, does this highly technical term mean? Is it life-threatening? Painful? Let me explain. Information-induced paralysis is a condition that occurs when one needs to make some sort of big decision so said person … Read More