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One-Acre and Ayers-Elliott at the Small Farm Conference!

One-Acre and Ayers-Elliott at the Small Farm Conference!

Why do we need small farms? The world-wide trend in agriculture has been to specialize and scale-up. Bigger operations can be more efficient and reduce the cost of agriculture products. So why have a whole conference about small-scale agriculture? Should we even be promoting small farms? During the Opening Remarks, speakers made it clear that small farms have their place in U.S. agriculture. University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) was established as an 1890s college. As mentioned in a previous…

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