Posts tagged farming
Exclusive: Agritecture Interview With Manhattan's Largest Outdoor Urban Farm

In this exclusive Agritecture interview, we speak with Jonathan Sumner the farmer at Riverpark Farm. He tells us about the unique relationship between the farm and the restaurant and how they ensure the freshest ingredients are provided.

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FARMING HAS A HUGE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT. ENTER CARBON TRAPPING.

Globally, our food system is thought to account for as much as a third of all greenhouse gas emissions, making it a huge contributor to the effects of climate change. However, there are hopes that the agriculture industry could also be a part of the solution. A paper published in Scientific Reports suggests that the planet’s farmland soil has unrealized carbon trapping potential, and could be used to remove as much carbon from the atmosphere as the transport industry emits.

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How to succeed as a new farmer

The average age of the American farmer was last documented to be 58.3 years old, and is steadily rising. For years, younger people have been leaving their rural farming communities and heading into cities. But recently, for the first time since 1982, it seems as if the younger generation is becoming interested in growing food again - even within cities. In his most recent interview for AGRITECTURE, Henry Gordon-Smith sat down with Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), to discuss the challenges that new farmers face, and the tools and resources available to best help them succeed.  

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TURNING A FOOTBALL FIELD INTO A FARM: HOW THE ‘URBAN WORK COLLEGE’ COULD LOWER COLLEGE COSTS

When Michael Sorrell took over as president of Paul Quinn College in 2007, the place was nearly broke and faced a possible loss of accreditation. Sorrell wasn’t interested in following the usual playbook for running a college, so he took unusual steps right from the start. He cut the football program, for instance, and turned the playing field into an urban farm. 

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY: EMPOWERING FARMERS’ DECISION-MAKING

Can artificial intelligence save our food system? From precision farming to personalized nutrition, there are many potential technological applications in farming, food production, and food consumption. However, technological performances, user acceptance, and practical applications of the technology continue to pose challenges. 

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LETTERS TO A YOUNG FARMER: ON FOOD, FARMING, AND OUR FUTURE

During my travels around Southeast Asia, I picked up a new book called Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and our Future. It is a collection of letters by a slew of farmers, chefs, authors, and business leaders trying to advocate the younger generation to get engaged in the farming industry. 

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