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Grassfed Bison Returns to South Dakota

I’ve spent the last 10 years writing feature articles for Acres USA magazine and this year, I focused my pen on profiling some of the most influential women in regenerative eco-ag. My June 2021 female-farmer profile features Mimi Hillenbrand of the 777 Bison Ranch in northwest South Dakota. Here in the dry short-grass prairie, Mimi and the Hillenbrand family have been raising genetically-pure American Bison for over 30-years using an impressive array of holistic, humane, and sustainable practices in what Mimi calls “a partnership with nature”. My article made the cover of the print edition, but you can read it for free at Acres Eco-Farming Daily online.

The Impossible GMO Bacteria Burger and Climate Change…

bacteria-808158_640When I first saw Burger King’s advertisement for the Impossible Burger, my stomach did a triple somersault. This is because I have been following the development and deployment of this Franken-food with disgust for the last couple of years and the last place I expected it to ooze to the surface was at one of the world’s leading processed fast food chains. Burger King has gone above and beyond to make this genetically modified bacteria burger sound like a super-yummy healthy alternative to meat, but when you learn the truth, your stomach will lurch, too. Continue reading

Farming in a Changing Climate

Image Copyright Jill HendersonIf you’ve been following my blog for any length of time you already know that I am passionate about organic and sustainable agriculture. When I’m not blogging, I write articles for Acres USA, a fantastic magazine for ecological, sustainable, and organic farmers. This article, How Farmers Can Fight Climate Change, is not only interesting, but filled with valuable information for anyone who grows food in this unpredictable new world.

HOW FARMERS CAN FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

BY JILL HENDERSON
This article also appears in the September 2019 issue of Acres U.SA.

There is a new climate paradigm in town, and it is bringing radical changes to farm fields across the nation and around the world. On the short list of weather craziness is heavy spells of unexpected precipitation, more frequent and severe floods, fluctuating temperatures, crop-killing droughts, devastating super-storms and unpredictable “zone creep.”  Continue reading…

 

Acres USA

Today, I thought I’d share some of the writing I do for Acres USA magazine. These articles all appeared in the print version of the magazine but are now being republished in their online magazine, Eco Farming Daily, which is a great way to read some of the best articles on sustainable and ecological agriculture anywhere. Enjoy!

Chef Sean Sherman processing apple blossoms

 

 

Meet The Sioux Chef: Revitalizing Native Foodways

 

 

Kivirist On Farm Event Photo Credit John Ivanko

 

Women in Agriculture Supporting One Another

 

Durham shows off a full head of elderflowers

 

 

The Business of Organic Elderberry

Brewing Up Opportunities

Wages

Jill Henderson ~ Show Me Oz
as seen in Acres USA July 2017 issue

It’s early Monday morning and head brewer Amy Fischer is standing on a step ladder in the back room of Wages Brewing Company carefully stirring a steaming vat of barley and wheat mash that will soon be fermented into a tasty batch of Whatknot Ale. After years of practicing and perfecting the craft of small-batch brewing at home, owner and brewer Phil Wages and his wife, Amber, officially opened their brewery and taproom in the small rural community of West Plains, Missouri, in early 2017. With an official population of just below 12,000 people, the last business most residents expected to pop up in town was a brewery, but for Phil Wages, it was the perfect opportunity. PDF

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Yellow Birch Hobby Farm: Self-Reliant Homesteading

Erin Blegen's KitchenJill Henderson ~ Show Me Oz

I love being a writer because I get to meet and learn from extraordinary people like Erin and Josh Blegen. This young couple grow, raise, hunt, and wildcraft a huge percentage of their own food on their small farmstead in the small village of Grand Marais, Minnesota.  One way the Blegens make the most of the very short growing season found around the shores of Lake Superior, is by employing the hügelkultur method of gardening.

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The Wonderful World of Mints

The Wonderful World of Mints - ACRES USA MagazineCheck out my latest article, The Wonderful World of Mints, in ACRES USA Magazine by clicking the link below or the image to the left.

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Acres USA Article

Acres USA magazine has been in business for 35 years – publishing articles related to commercial-scale organic and sustainable farming. I am very excited to be a part of the March issue and am looking forward to being a regular contributor!

You can check them out at http://www.acresusa.com/magazines/magazine.htm