People and profiles from rural America
The time has never been better for women to get into agribusiness, read more to learn the different areas that women may fit in the farm world.

Young farmers
Website for Young Farmers
A recently-launched site for new and young farmers provides helpful resources.
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The Humble Glass Jar
I love glass jars. I particularly love the infinite possibilities that an empty glass jar holds.
Purple Gray Ripple Afghan
Three Generations of Ripple Afghans
I have two ripple afghans in our home: one made by my grandmother and one by my mom. Earlier this year, I created a grey and purple lap-sized afghan for my daughter. It's heart-warming to have three generations of afghans draped across the couch.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Community


Late Bloomer

Arbor Day is the perfect time to plant new trees around your home.


Benefits of Free-Range Eggs


Amy GreeneLife in the Greene House
By Amy Greene

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