Agriculturist turned pastoral scholar part IV

Catholic Rural Life guest blogger, Duane Short, continues his series, Agriculturist Turned Pastoral Scholar, exploring real-life examples of people who are solving major problems in agriculture.

Where is the middle in agriculture that I desire? Is there a place where participants in a dilemma actually listen to each other, talk to each other, really hear each other? Does this utopia exist, or is it a pipe-dream? During a bout with some illness last week, I watched the documentary “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman,” produced by the Discovery Channel. I wish I could remember how I discovered the movie so I could give proper acknowledgement, but alas age has diminished my memory. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) As the title aptly describes, it is the story of a rancher, a farmer, and a fisherman and how they responded to ecological and environmental concerns…

by Duane Short, guest blogger for Catholic Rural – January 24, 2018