Monday, November 14, 2005

Working Lands

The November/December issue of Audubon Magazine has a hopeful article on Working Lands:

"Tony Thompson has been protecting prairie since before protecting prairie was cool. And he does it in southwestern Minnesota, where agriculture is king and where plowing prairies and draining wetlands to make way for crops has been a way of life as far back as anyone can remember.

“I want to have the smallest ecological footprint possible, but to some extent the nature of my job requires a large footprint,” says Thompson, 50, a fifth-generation farmer who combines his main business—growing corn and soybeans—with his family's long history of helping wildlife."

1 comment:

rs6471 said...

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
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