The Hackman Family shared their story as Featured Farmers at the Indiana State Fair this year. Thomas and Ruth Hackman operate a 100-year-old farm with their children, Victor, Jacquelyn, Megan and Allison.
A new indoor farm has opened in Kenosha, continuing a growing trend in hydroponic agriculture in Wisconsin.
Researchers at Purdue University are studying ways to reduce foodborne illness in lettuce. According to preliminary results of one study, chlorine dioxide is not a good choice for sanitizer in lettuce bubbling systems.
An unassuming plot of land sits on the east side of Indianapolis on 30th Street. From the outside, it looks like an empty lot with a couple of shipping containers on it. But inside those containers is an entire garden. And among the plants, you can find DeMario Vitalis.
A big thing in today’s world is buying food locally, as well as food that is sustainable. CEO Joe McGuire said Pure Green Farms was established from the desire to invest in sustainable food.
It’s a chilly, wet and windy day — enough to remind us that winter still isn’t too far in the rearview mirror. But inside a new 6-acre building on West Calvert Street in South Bend, Matt Gura is keeping a close watch over a sea of baby plants that fill a greenhouse about the size of two big-box retailers, or 174,000 square feet.