Lena Beck, Author at Modern Farmer
The House Proposed a New Farm Bill. This Will Affect Your Life—Even...

Despite the name, the Farm Bill doesn’t only affect farmers. If you eat food, the... (more)

Lena Beck
May 24, 2024
Advice and Resources for Getting Out of Factory Farming

In part one and part two of our series on transitioning out of factory farming,... (more)

Lena Beck
May 7, 2024
They Once Worked in Factory Farming. Not Anymore.

When Paula and Dale Boles took over Dale’s father’s farmland in North Carolina, they thought... (more)

Lena Beck
May 7, 2024
Exiting the Factory Farm

When Tanner Faaborg was growing up in Iowa, his family was fairly self-sufficient. But his... (more)

Lena Beck
May 7, 2024
The American Climate Corps Will Put Climate Change Fighters to Work

Last month, the job listings page for the American Climate Corps went live. The ACC... (more)

Lena Beck
May 6, 2024
Biogas From Mega-Dairies Is a Problem, Not a Solution

At the end of February, the town board of Lind, Wisconsin voted against changing the... (more)

Lena Beck
April 15, 2024
When Corporate Sustainability Goals Are Good for Business

The title of Maisie Ganzler’s new book, You Can’t Market Manure at Lunchtime: And Other... (more)

Lena Beck
March 22, 2024
Meet the Modern Composters on Wheels

For a Friday afternoon in February, the weather in Missoula, Montana is uncharacteristically spring-like. The... (more)

Lena Beck
March 15, 2024
Making ‘Weeds’ Part of the Food System

The summer I was 18, I worked a few hours a week on a small... (more)

Lena Beck
March 11, 2024
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