In 1990,the US government defined sustainable agriculture as an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having a site-specific application that will, over the long term, satisfy human food and fiber needs; enhance environmental quality and the natural resource base upon which the agricultural economy depends; make the most efficient use of nonrenewable resources and on-farm resources and integrate, where appropriate, natural biological cycles and controls; sustain the economic… americangrassfedbeef.com
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There are places in the world to which we return in body or spirit whenever we need rest, renewal and enlightenment. It is there that we are able to set down our burdens and find rest; it is there that we can drink deeply from a fountain of strength, and it is there that I personally can hear and see God more clearly. My touchstone is a wild and rugged… americangrassfedbeef.com
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Every spring we are privileged to experience the unique joy of calving season.I say privileged because I do not know of any greater rejuvenation of soul and spirit than seeing a newborn calf lying on the pasture and its mother doling out affection as she licks it clean.  Seeing a calf rise for the first time on wobbly legs and instinctively find its way to that first vital meal of… americangrassfedbeef.com
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We always keep a couple of milk cows on the farm.These are usually Jersey since I guess that is my favorite breed. our milk cows are more or less like pets and of course have special names.Over the years we have had Elsie,Sour Cream,Jasmine,and currently have Buttermilk.Buttermilk calved yesterday and it is always a special treat when one of these cows becomes fresh. First of all Jersey milk is especially… americangrassfedbeef.com
 
Part of what it means to live on a farm has to do with your neighbors.Our neighbors homes are actually several miles separated from our home and rather than feeling distant it seems to actually bind us closer.Our rural neighbors provide us a rich resource from which we learn,share in trials, share in triumphs, at times share in contentions, and always share in humor. When we first bought our farm… americangrassfedbeef.com
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Carlo Petrini started the slow food movement in response to the opening of a McDonalds in Piazza Spagna in Rome in 1986.Italians have historically viewed eating as an experience to be savored with friends and family.A fast food restaurant opening in the heart of Rome’s historic center was not something to be taken lightly.Rather than protest Carlo Petrini chose to show that there is a better way. Mr.Petrini has tried… americangrassfedbeef.com
Slow Food Movement and Grass Fed Beef
 
The slow food movement supports many programs around the world.They have started seed banks to preserve native varieties.They support the preservation and promotion of local and traditional food product and preparation know-how.This is the kind of knowledge that has traditionally been passed down through the generations. The slow food movement organizes celebrations of local cuisine within the region of production. They have been instrumental in promoting and organizing small-scale abatoirs.The largest… americangrassfedbeef.com
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