I love my farm, and I love being the steward of beautiful landscapes, abundant wildlife, and especially the new species we’ve found of both plants and animals. We’ve had many management challenges like spraying poison on bugs to save trees or another less effective solution. How do we ensure that any Ginseng found is properly picked and documented? The list is long. I’ve worked with a cadre of scientists, bug people and plant people and wildlife trackers, biologists and ecologists, and, well, every kind of -ologist you can think of. All of them are environmentalists, and together we’ve come up with some effective processes and techniques to manage the farm effectively while protecting and enhancing the environment. Now, the government has partnered with us. When environmentalists, farmers, and the government share common interests, it makes sense to collaborate. I wrote about it for the Tennessean. Read the article here.