Jackie Judice's family has been raising sugarcane in southern
Louisiana since 1800; Kenny and Wanda Haines have grown vegetables
organically on the coast of North Carolina for less than ten years. Jackie
manages 3300 acres, while Kenny tends 130. Despite the differences in
their farming operations, Kenny and Jackie are both pioneers of sustainable
agriculture in the South. They are developing processes that renew their
land, their families and communities, while meeting the economic demands of
food and fiber markets.
The stories of the Judice and Haines farms have been collected
along with ten others in "Farming More Sustainably in the South, Vol II:
More Farmers' Stories." Published in January 1996, this 44-page booklet
includes producers of cotton, soybeans, sugarcane, citrus, vegetables,
fruit, dairy, livestock, and cut flowers. Rotations, cover crops,
composting, soil balancing, diversification, holistic resource management,
the use of beneficial insects, and unique business and marketing strategies
are a few of the practices discussed.
Volume II of Farming More Sustainably in the South follows the same
format as Volume I. Successful farmers from Texas to Virginia, from
Florida to Arkansas, share what they have gone through to make their farms
more profitable and enjoyable. Though their methods vary widely, each
story is full of inspiration and ideas.
"Farming More Sustainably in the South, Vol II" is available from
the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group for $12 post paid. Or
for a special price of $17.50 post paid you can receive "Farming More
Sustainably in the South, Vol I: Nine Farmers' Stories" along with Volume
II. Please send a check or money order made out to "Southern SAWG," PO Box
324, Elkins, AR 72727. For more information, contact Keith Richards at
501-292-3714 or e-mail to HN3551@handsnet.org.
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