There has been a movement afoot in recent years to make connections between what we eat, how we live and the planet. Modern Farmer exists for people who want to be a part of that movement—it is for window-herb growers, career farmers, people who have chickens, people who want to have chickens and anyone who wants to know more about how food reaches their plate.
Can you believe this face? It’s no wonder alpaca mania is on the rise once again. (This country first went mad for the camelids about a decade ago.) In addition to a parade of alpacas sporting all manner of coiffure, our eight-page feature tells you all you need to know about buying, breeding, raising, and marketing the new It animal. Also in the fall issue: how to insure your farm and choose among cover crops; the truth about organics; an inside look at the Japanese Americans interned during World War II; a conversation with Wendell Berry; and much, much more.