Funding the Farm

In this age of Big Ag and Wall Street financing of our food supply, is it still possible to start an independent small farm? Is it even worth trying?

Mendocino County is a hotbed of locavore farming, where difficult challenges are generating ingenious new business strategies.

On Mendocino Works, our new KZYX program about the nurture of sustainable startups, we heard Ellen Buechner tell how her family raised the capital to launch Fortunate Farm in Caspar, and she shared the innovations that keep them rewriting their business plan.

Torrey Douglass