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Featured Sustainable Producer Spotlight Story: John and Jimma Byrd own and manage a 110-acre organic pecan orchard in San Saba called King's Crossing Farm. They've been certified organic for twelve years, and are maintaining their certification as their 800 pecan trees mature. In the meantime, they are selling some organic veggies.

Featured Sustainable Producer Spotlight Story: John and Jimma Byrd own and manage a 110-acre organic pecan orchard in San Saba called King's Crossing Farm. They've been certified organic for twelve years, and are maintaining their certification as their 800 pecan trees mature. In the meantime, they are selling some organic veggies.

Are you interested in becoming a farmer? Check out ATTRA's "Evaluating a Farming Enterprise" publication for guidance. #ATTRA

Are you interested in becoming a farmer? Check out ATTRA's "Evaluating a Farming Enterprise" publication for guidance. #ATTRA

Want to chat with others about sutainable agriculture topics? You're in luck! ATTRA just launched its new forum, called FarmerKnowsBest!

Want to chat with others about sutainable agriculture topics? You're in luck! ATTRA just launched its new forum, called FarmerKnowsBest!

Amling pecan trees have beautiful dark green foliage and excellent resistance to most pests. The medium sized nuts have a high quality kernel and are easy to shell.  A favorite cultivar for a yard tree as it produces nuts with minimal care and no sprays. Scab resistance is excellent, and harvest date is early.

Amling pecan trees have beautiful dark green foliage and excellent resistance to most pests. The medium sized nuts have a high quality kernel and are easy to shell. A favorite cultivar for a yard tree as it produces nuts with minimal care and no sprays. Scab resistance is excellent, and harvest date is early.

Interesting in reducing kitchen waste? Check out ATTRA's "Composting: The Basics," now available on Kindle!

Interesting in reducing kitchen waste? Check out ATTRA's "Composting: The Basics," now available on Kindle!

BERRY PICKER ~ It doesn't look like it would be that hard to make and I bet I could use this to harvest my pecan trees, before the squirrels get them all!

BERRY PICKER

BERRY PICKER ~ It doesn't look like it would be that hard to make and I bet I could use this to harvest my pecan trees, before the squirrels get them all!

Infografía Alimentos Orgánicos Ilustraciones Vectoriales, Clip Art Vectorizado Libre De Derechos. Pic 22963072.

Infografía Alimentos Orgánicos Ilustraciones Vectoriales, Clip Art Vectorizado Libre De Derechos. Pic 22963072.

Scaling Up Your Vegetable Farm for Regional Market.  This publication helps farmers decide if they are ready to expand their operations to serve wholesale markets or produce more for direct markets. It describes how organization and planning can help a producer meet the challenges involved in scaling up. This publication addresses important considerations such as land, labor, food safety, marketing, and insurance.

Scaling Up Your Vegetable Farm for Regional Market. This publication helps farmers decide if they are ready to expand their operations to serve wholesale markets or produce more for direct markets. It describes how organization and planning can help a producer meet the challenges involved in scaling up. This publication addresses important considerations such as land, labor, food safety, marketing, and insurance.

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