By Harlen Persinger, IFAJ Stipend Recipient After participating in the IFAJ Congress in South Africa, Harlen Persinger spent some extra days touring other parts of the country. Here are some snapshots from his travels.
By Jennifer Carrico When someone from the United States thinks about what the beef feeding industry looks like, we think of large feedyards in the Midwest and High Plains area of our country, but when you take a look at the beef industry in the Netherlands, it’s a totally different picture. Since the dairy industry … Read More
By Carey Brown Nestled in the beautiful countryside of the Netherlands, sit many different farming operations. They vary across the country and it is notable to see how such a small country can provide so many different products in so many different ways. During the 4-day Congress in the Netherlands I was able to attend … Read More
By Harlen Persinger, 2018 IFAJ Stipend Recipient Husband and wife, Arjan and Karina Schermer, have been operating Brandrood — their cheese farm on the picturesque rural estate “Kernhem” in Ede, the Netherlands —since October 2016. They had been toying with the idea of starting a farm for some time, preferably with goats of a rare … Read More
By Gregg Hillyer I hear the alarm, but it seems miles away as I try to clear my mind from its deep slumber. My hand fumbles for the iPhone resting on the night stand to silence the annoying chimes piercing the lightless room. It’s 4 a.m. and not even the roosters are up. What induced … Read More
By Greg Lamp, 2018 IFAJ stipend recipient By all accounts, Makandra is a small farm, really small. Yet every day as many as 25 workers, called clients, show up to hand tend 10 acres on the estate located on the outskirts of Ede, a municipality in central Netherlands in the province of Gelderland. Makandra, which … Read More