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Growing need for ag expertise: Not all high-paid careers are on the farm

(BPT) – As the farming industry faces growing consolidation in the U.S., one might get the impression fewer jobs are now available in agriculture. In fact, just the opposite is…

Women in agriculture are challenging stereotypes

About a third of the nation’s farmers are women, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And most of these women are working family farms, since 99 percent of all…

The New Year’s resolution you can keep: A more eco-friendly home

Nearly 42 percent of all New Year’s resolutions are broken by February, according to Statisticbrain. It’s easy to understand why — resolutions are difficult to keep all year long. Instead…

The savvy homeowner’s 5-point outdoor winterization checklist

As temperatures drop, you’re reminded that Old Man Winter will soon rear his ugly head. Before the first flurries fly, it’s important to take some winterization steps to ensure your…

5 myths about solar panels, debunked

Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home’s carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster. The cost of…

Easy winter weatherproofing: Keep the chill out as temperatures drop

Households heating with natural gas, which is almost half of U.S. homes, are expected to spend an average of $ 635 on heating this winter — 22 percent more than…

Meet today’s organic shopper

The organics category is growing in just about every measurable way: in volume, dollars spent and even in conversations in the media. When consumers dabble in organic produce, they are…

BPA free does not mean safe

Thanks to years of attention to bisphenol A (BPA), used primarily to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, there is now quite a bit of attention to various alternatives described…

Practical meets pretty: Fresh herbs at your fingertips, even in autumn

The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your gardening enjoyment, even if you don’t have the time or climate for a full plot of food plants.…

Must-have elements for building a sustainable new home

When someone builds a home for you, you have the opportunity to make it as sustainable, eco-friendly and energy-efficient as possible. Not only are sustainable homes more cost-effective over the…

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