VEEDERSBURG, Ind.—With hay and grain prices running high, and domestic slaughter effectively shut down, the times they are a changin’ for the U.S. horse market. Todd Yundt, owner of the Veedersburg Sale Barn in Fountain Co., Ind., is trying to adapt to the new economic climate by diversifying and finding new ways to promote his […]
COVINGTON, Ind.—A new storefront just joined the downtown retail community in Covington, Ind. Expect to find an eclectic mix of hand-made gifts, home décor items and repurposed “junktiques” at Myrtle, Maude & Mabel’s, which opened for business last Saturday. “I always wanted a storefront in my hometown and this opportunity fell in my lap,” said […]
HILLSBORO, Ind.—When Danville native Kim Crane, 35, and her partner Nick Johnson, 34, started an organic farm near Hillsboro, Ind., last year, things didn’t exactly go according to plan. The planting was late, rains flooded the crops, and they were still learning how to work their antiquated equipment. But despite their initial woes, the couple […]
(Farm World, May 2010)
Raising all-natural, pastured meat on a small farm is one thing. Getting that meat processed in accordance with your farming philosophy and your customers’ preferences in a time when small meat processing plants are all but extinct is another.
(Farm World, July 2009)
A Connecticut native who ran a regulatory compliance consulting business for years and didn’t start cooking until she was in her forties, Victoria Wesseler may be an unlikely voice for the local foods movement in Indiana. But by starting the blog site Going Local that’s exactly what she’s become.
Moody Meats offers locally produced beef, pork, lamb, chicken and eggs
(The Hoosier Farmer, Summer 2009)
When many swine producers succumbed to low prices and huge losses in the 1990s, Adam Moody faced a choice: He could either give up farming and take a job in the city or drastically change the way he marketed his products.
Obama vs. McCain: Dramatically different styles
(The Toastmaster Magazine, October 2008)
The Communication styles of John McCain and Barack Obama are worlds apart. How will their words help or hurt their ambitions to get elected?