Stories tagged: "farm"

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‘Blood, Sweat, and Tears’: Michigan Farmers Stay Committed to Healthy Food During COVID-19

COVID-19 showed possibilities for smaller operations to succeed, though experts skeptical on major industry shift.

“The secret is in the soil,” says White Lotus Farms. “We started with Organic Certification but now go far beyond this. Great produce starts with great soil and our strong focus on soil enrichment produces food that is not only nutritious but also measurably more flavor. White Lotus Farms is a three acre farm 10 mins outside of Ann Arbor, MI owned and operated by a small dedicated group of people committed to flavor and beauty.” (Photos via White Lotus Facebook)
This Beloved Ann Arbor Farm Is Surviving the Pandemic Without PPP

They're crediting the success to figuring "this online thing out" right away. Michigan responded.

The Barn Sanctuary's Dan McKernon (right) is saving neglected animals, one cow, pig, and sheep at a time. Photos via Facebook.
Cuteness Overload: This Michigan Farmer Saves Barnyard Animals — and Takes You Along for the Ride

Farmer and entrepreneur Dan McKernan is changing the face of animal rescue.

Small business owners Rachel Lutz (L) and Nicole Jackson (R). Photos courtesy of Rachael Lutz and Nicole Jackson.
The Latest Round of Michigan Grants Helps Farms, Nonprofits, and Small Businesses

Rachael Lutz is a promising proprietor in Michigan with several businesses – none of which were helped by the federal government's PPP. But this money can help entrepreneurs like her.

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How To Expand A 100-Year-Old Maple Syrup Business During A Pandemic

When two sisters took over their family’s business, they became the fifth generation to run it. And the second generation to make maple syrup during a pandemic.