How-To

How to Find the Right Solar Panel for You

Get all (or at least most) of the energy you need, right from the sun.

Andrew Jenner
April 9, 2014
How To: Build a Birdhouse

This simple birdhouse provides all of that for the birds as well as a clean,... (more)

Spike Carlsen
April 2, 2014
How to Start a Worm Bin

Give new life to your own garbage - and avoid landfills - if you compost.... (more)

Jacoba Charles
March 25, 2014
How To Make Raised Beds

Get ready for the growing season with a quick how-to on making raised beds.

Ann Marie Gardner
March 19, 2014
Dear Modern Farmer: Is It Legal to Slaughter a Pig in My...

Dear Boaris, As you might remember, I briefly touched upon backyard slaughter of poultry back... (more)

Kristen Ploetz
March 11, 2014
How to Find and Cook a Heritage Chicken

Everything old is new again, with farmers and eaters rediscovering heritage breeds of chickens. Here's... (more)

Lisa Munniksma
March 6, 2014
How to Roast a Goat

For the past two summers I have hosted a goat roast on the 4-acre farm... (more)

Marjory Sweet
February 6, 2014
Dear Modern Farmer: Can I Use a Drone on My Farm?

Dear Skye, Drones in agriculture are undoubtedly a hot topic, whether it be at soils... (more)

Kristen Ploetz
February 5, 2014
How to Ship a Cow

Here's how you ship 195 dairy cows to the Persian Gulf.

Audra Clemons
January 15, 2014