My Farm Roots

My Farm Roots
10:33 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Growing Food Up on the Roof

Monica Johnson in the rooftop garden in Brooklyn
Credit Abbie Fentress Swanson

The farm roots for Monica Johnson, 36, are in Moundville, Mo., a 124-person town near the Missouri-Kansas border. Although she grew up in Missouri’s capitol, Jefferson City, her father Sherril was raised on the family farm, which consisted of a small herd of cattle, 600 acres of soybeans, wheat and corn and 200 acres of timber.

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My Farm Roots
2:04 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Lessons from the Farm Crisis

Mark Kenney

Mark Kenney and his family lived through the farm crisis of the 1980s, when the bottom dropped out of the U.S. economy and collapsing global food markets forced many farmers out of business.

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