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Small Farms




Dear Readers,

We have launched AgriExpo e-Magazine as a source of innovation and inspiration for agriculture professionals such as yourselves. Our second edition focuses on the role and importance of small farms. We speak to professionals on how small farms and community go hand-in-hand, with a first-rate example of how the restaurant group Patachou Inc. supports more Indiana family farms than any other establishment. We also get into how small farms can contribute to solving world hunger.

Enjoy,

Erin Tallman, Editor-in-Chief

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All farms play a pivotal role.
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If there are an estimated 500 million family farms producing over 80% of the world’s food, why are larger intensive farms gaining in popularity?  As corporate banking or global investment syndicates see agriculture as a sound investment opportunity, larger scale farms will increase in both size and number. Investors...


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Today, the level of trust in conventional grocery store products in general is waning. People are looking for more transparency and want to know where their food is coming from. They want to prevent the illnesses, such as diabetes, which have been spiking since the growth of industrial farming. As the organic movement...


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Stories: Patachou Inc. Restaurants Support Indiana Family Farms   We’ve already discussed how people want to eat fresh, local food; that they want to know where the produce is harvested and to learn about the new fruits and vegetables on the market. As people look to reunite with their natural environment, farmers...


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    CONTRIBUTORS

    Hilary Edesess

    Hilary Edesess is a freelance journalist based in Marseille, France. She blogs about culture, art and urban design.


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    Erin Tallman

    American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.


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    Vanessa Liwanag

    Vanessa Liwanag, is an MBA alumni of the prestigious Mod’Art International in Paris and founder of Creative Talents Worldwide.


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    Erin Gigl

    Erin Gigl is a freelance design and travel writer, editor and artist.


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    Monica Hutchings

    Monica Hutchings is a Canadian writer and translator from Toronto who has worked on everything from technical descriptions to academic journals. She is also our in-house DirectIndustry English translator.


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    Melanie Epp

    Melanie Epp is a freelance agricultural journalist from Ontario, Canada. She writes regularly for over 25 publications in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Website: www.melanierepp.com


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    Chris McCullough

    With 16 years’ experience behind him, award-winning multimedia agricultural journalist, Chris McCullough travels extensively around the world to bring readers the freshest and most relevant international news. Chris grew up on a family dairy farm in the heart of Northern Ireland and is based on the country’s east coast.


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