10 Ways To Be More Efficient on Your Small Farm

As a small farmer, you know too well that there’s never enough time or money to do all of the things you need to do. So, you need solutions that help you do more with less. Here are 10 tools, systems, and processes to help you be more efficient on your farm. 1. Mechanize Your Planting Chances are you’ve seeded …

Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Program Update: Reducing Food Loss in Honduras and Guatemala

Last year, we received a Technology Commercialization Grant as part of the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation program and launched an initiative in Honduras to bring affordable cold storage to smallholder farmers. Now, we’re starting the ball rolling on a similar initiative in Guatemala. Read on to learn more about the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation program and …

FSMA for Farmers: Do the New Food Safety Laws Apply to You?

The Food Safety Modernization Act, aka FSMA [pronounced fizz-ma], is a large piece of legislation aimed at ensuring the safety and security of the U.S. food supply. Most of FSMA focuses on companies that run food processing facilities, like Kraft Heinz and Hershey’s. But some of the rules do affect farmers — in particular, farming operations over a particular size. …

How David Draper Uses a Mobile Cooler to Take Meat from Field to Plate

If you’re a hunter or wild game enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of David Draper. He’s the noted wild game cook and recipe developer responsible for all of those mouth-watering recipes on Field & Stream and Petersen’s Hunting. This year, Draper will be using a CoolBot mobile walk-in cooler and portable deer cooler to help him keep his meat fresh during hunting …

Restaurant Coolers: Walk-in Cooler vs. Refrigerator

Are you opening a new restaurant or renovating the kitchen in your current space? If so, then you probably landed on this page because you’re researching your refrigeration and commercial walk-in cooler options. There are many types of refrigerators for restaurants — from refrigerated prep tables to undercounter refrigeration drawers and even display cases. This article focuses on the main …