Stories by Will Flannigan

About Will

Will Flannigan is Farm and Dairy's online editor. He grew up in Salem, Ohio, and is new to the agricultural scene. Will enjoys hiking, community theater and learning new things.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Farm and Dairy

Thursday, November 21, 2013

It’s that time of year again: the time that we acknowledge all of the things we’re thankful for.

Brooklyn Farmer: New York’s urban farming scene is growing roots

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Brookyln Farmer is a short film documenting the months of effort by Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farming company, to turn an empty rooftop in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard into a functional, and profitable, 2.5 acre rooftop farm. The new project has been called “the largest rooftop urban farm in the world.” Whether or not that’s the case, the farm project feels like a massive undertaking.

Bitcoin: Coming to a farmers market near you?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Is Bitcoin coming to a farmers market near you? Some markets are already accepting the digital currency.

Bacon deodorant, farm music videos and tipsy turkeys

Friday, November 8, 2013

Would you use bacon-scented deodorant? What about feeding a turkey beer? Here’s this week’s Casual Friday.

What does Katy Perry have to do with agriculture?

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pop star Katy Perry has found herself in an awkward situation stemming from the release of her new album, Prism — which has been named a ‘bio-security concern.”

Money on the farm: Useful software for farmers

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Whether you’re a farmer, a ranchers or another kind of small business owner, you need software to help untangle your finances. Here’s a software suggestions to help get the ball rolling.

British graffiti artist Banksy takes on meat industry

Friday, November 1, 2013

Banksy’s moving art installation, “Sirens of the Lambs,” toured the city. The fake slaughterhouse truck was filled with stuffed animals.

The best movies about farmers

Friday, November 1, 2013

Though movies don’t often feature farmers or farms, agriculture has had some nods from Hollywood in the past. Some of the movies that are farm-centric may not be the gigantic and special effects-motivated summer blockbuster like The Dark Knight or Marvel’s: The Avengers, but they’re good entertainment.

Farming cockroaches? Little bugs could become big business

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

China’s cockroach industry is booming, but the country’s affinity for the insect is spreading worldwide.

Detroit urban agriculture project gets approval

Monday, October 28, 2013

A new urban farming and revitalization project in Detroit may be the largest urban farming project in the United States.

Freeze eggs to keep them longer

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Why freeze eggs? Sometimes you have more eggs than you can sell or eat. Finding a way to preserve those little gems is important.

USDA website now live, sort of

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The USDA’s website is now available, but with some key information withheld due to furloughs.

How do I grow vegetables indoors over winter?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How do you grow vegetables indoors over winter? Here’s a few pointers on how to do it easily.

Agriculture and the government shutdown

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lawmakers in Washington were unable to reach a compromise on the federal budget, thus causing many government agencies to close their doors, shut off lights and temporarily mothball projects.

Chipotle paints grim picture with latest marketing push

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The restaurant chain’s opposition to large-scale, high-density cattle production is nothing new. This time, however, the company is painting a particularly grim picture with an animated short set to an eerie cover of “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

How do I prevent soil erosion and nutrient runoff?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

How can you prevent soil erosion and nutrient runoff from your fields? The answer is cover crops. Here’s a short video detailing the benefits of cover cropping.

Submit your questions to futurist Glen Hiemstra

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Futurist Glen Hiemstra answers your questions about the future of farming and agriculture.

Farming Simulator 2013, redefining farming video games

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A video game that’s a farming simulation? Farming Simulator 2013 does just that.

How do I repair a wire fence?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Getting your farm ready for winter should include a fence inspection. Here’s how to fix a fence, if you find a break.

Clipping a chicken’s wings

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

With the popularity of backyard chickens increasing, learning how to properly clip a chicken’s wings is becoming important.

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