Appalachian Farmers Testing Rotational Grazing Despite Lack of Research

Aug 22, 2016

Small-scale farmers in the region often find it challenging to keep their land sustainable while staying competitive in the marketplace. 

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The Ohio Valley ReSource's Nicole Erwin visited a farm that’s doing both with a method called rotational grazing. She found that this “new” approach grows from some very old ideas.

West Virginia lawmakers returned to Charleston during the weekend for their August interim meetings. Like most interims, these meetings focus on a variety of topics, but in the first set since June’s historic flooding, Sunday’s meetings focused largely on the state’s reaction to high waters that caused millions of dollars worth of damage in 12 counties.