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Invasive Species

Invasive Species

Watch: Cut Pile Video Watch: Cut Pile 2 Watch: Stump Video As the climate changes, our land management challenges change. We only have to look at the raging western wildfires see one kind of change. And, experts tell us that we can expect more because the trees are...

The End of Food Allergy | Sloan Barnett & Dr. Kari Nadeau

The End of Food Allergy | Sloan Barnett & Dr. Kari Nadeau

Eight percent of children in the U.S. have food allergies. It’s a serious and growing food safety and public health concern that impacts babies and young children. My sister Sloan Barnett and Dr. Kari Nadeau have written a book about using immunotherapy as a...

Piney River Tennessean Op-Ed

Piney River Tennessean Op-Ed

I love my Cumberland Plateau farm, but I love the entire area, as well. I’ve worked to get wild places protected. I was not alone, of course. There are environmentalists, neighbors, political leaders and plenty of others helping. It’s about the environment. It’s about...

Benefits of Controlled Burns

Benefits of Controlled Burns

Coal Creek Farm is a learning lab. I’ve learned about native species; flora and fauna. I’ve learned about water resources. I’ve learned that there is a new species of grasshopper living there. And, I learned that helping the land recover from...

Cows, fire, and grasses: Reimagining routine tools

Cows, fire, and grasses: Reimagining routine tools

Environmental questions are often very complex. And cows have been the target of environmentalists and the subject of experimentation to reduce their carbon footprint. In a parallel tract, we are experimenting with new grazing techniques to increase native grasses,...

Ginseng. It’s all the thing.

Ginseng. It’s all the thing.

National Geographic has a feature on ginseng emphasizing violence and crime. I have also written a story showing the 20 things I’ve learned about ginseng over the years. Please read my story on medium.

Zombie Flesh Eating Beetles

Zombie Flesh Eating Beetles

As published in AGDAILY Too often, my childhood dreams were haunted by Dawn of the Dead’s flesh-eating zombies. In a nightmare made real, and years later, I have to choose between flesh-eating Japanese zombie beetles and poison in order to save my Cumberland Plateau,...

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