MTMF Archives - Modern Farmer

Meet the Modern Farmer

‘Self-Feeding’ Corn Grows in Southern Appalachia

In 2003, Mike Fortune left a budding career as a stockbroker and moved to Asheville... (more)

Brian Barth
This 92-Year-Old Farmer Wants You to Drink in Her Orchard

Carol Hillman would like to see her apple farm continue after she’s gone. The 92-year-old... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
October 4, 2019
This Canadian Worm Farm Turns Office Waste Into Plant Food

Unlike some worm farms, Jocelyn Molyneux’s operation doesn’t sell its worms for bait. At Wastenot... (more)

Alex Robinson
September 5, 2019
New Documentary ‘Farmsteaders’ Shows the Struggle Small Farms Face in America

Nick and Celeste Nolan have risked everything. A new documentary about the couple is set... (more)

Alex Robinson
August 30, 2019
This Farmer’s Childhood Passion Grew Into One of the Largest Aquaponics Farms...

Trevor Kenkel’s success in lettuce farming began with a 20-gallon fish tank and a couple... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 28, 2019
Q&A: Is Agriculture the Answer to Climate Change?

In the popular imagination, solutions to climate change are often boiled down to reducing fossil... (more)

Brian Barth
August 26, 2019
These Florida Farmers Are Giving Back

When Sean Hellein stepped into the world of farming, he knew he wanted to make... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 16, 2019
Young Agriculturalists, Take Note

When Matthew and Joe Brugger left their family’s farm for college, they didn’t know what... (more)

Alex Robinson
August 15, 2019
Meet the Modern Farmer: Jeanene Miller of Abundant Greens

There’s local, there’s hyperlocal, and then there’s Jeanene Miller. The fiber-artist-turned-farmer and owner of Abundant... (more)

Kim Bussing
August 11, 2019
How Two Urban Farmers Got Their Start Leveraging Backyard Space

In 2015, Madeleine Maltby began knocking on neighborhood doors in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, with... (more)

Lindsay Campbell
August 8, 2019
From Foreign Service to Chief Veggie Officer

Mary Ackley always had a passion for natural sciences and the environment, but for a... (more)

Alex Robinson
August 6, 2019