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You’re a Minnesota farmer who cares about conservation, but the risks of veering from conventional farming feel great. How would new practices affect the bottom line? Have they worked on other similar farms? And besides what any research says, what do actual farmers think?
“People protect what they know and love.” It’s a concept that community leaders in the Crosslake area have rallied around, according to Molly Zins, Executive Director of the University of Minnesota (UMN) Extension Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership.
Carol Ford is good at imagining a brighter future. Even more importantly, Ford is good at taking steps to make that vision a reality. Whether writing a “hero’s tale” modern novel, creating a winter Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project, or building one of the first Deep Winter Greenhouses (DWG), Ford is an innovator.