Northeast farmers, fishermen and foresters are great examples of innovators. To highlight their efforts, this is the first post in our series on innovative practices Northeast producers are undertaking to create value for their surrounding community and beyond. Our first story comes from Great Bay, NH, where Jay Baker has embraced a mission to not only grow the highest quality of oysters but improve the quality of the waters he farms.
All startup business owners have their own, unique reason for how they cultivated their passion. Robert Stewart is no different. Growing up in South Kingstown, RI, cultivated Rob’s passion for fishing. Jacob Raleigh helps tell this commercial fisherman’s story.
Expect New England’s lobster fishery to be above-the-fold news in 2019. Hank Soule, Manager at Sustainable Harvest Sector, reports on the interdependent nature of this valuable fishery and its outlook for 2019.
Over the past several decades, Northeast agriculture has continued to evolve and adapt, and will continue to do so well into the future. In this blog post, we look at what some of those changes to the Northeast’s overall agricultural landscape have been over the past 30 years.