Farming is an art form that’s been around for years. As time moves by, farmers have to adapt to the world around them. They need to change the way they do things, as the world demands it. In this day and age, there’s an emphasis on being eco-friendly. Farms are trying their best to help the environment, not damage it.
But, is your farm as eco-friendly as it should be? Below are three key things your farm should consider:
Recycling is the easiest way to be eco-friendly. But, is your farm doing it properly? Are you recycling all of your waste, including any food? These days, recycling is made a lot easier, as most things can be thrown away together. The only thing that needs separating is your food waste. Also, on a farm, you will have lots and lots of animal waste. To be more eco-friendly, you should recycle this too. Animal manure can be turned into incredible compost that will help things grow on your farm. The more you recycle, the more eco-friendly your farm will become. I find that a lot of farms aren’t recycling anywhere near as much as they should.
Most people think that farms don’t require much energy. A lot of the work you’ll do is out in the fields, you don’t use much electricity. But, that doesn’t mean your farm shouldn’t be using renewable energy. If anything, it’s an argument for you to use it! If you don’t need much energy, then you can power a farm using only solar panels. So, all the energy you do use comes from a renewable source. Furthermore, your farm may be large and span across several fields. However, your livestock might not be in every field. What this means is you have large open spaces that aren’t being used. So, you should get renewable energy sources installed there to provide power to local homes. One thing that’s really popular is wind energy. Countries all over the world are investing billions in this renewable energy source. For example, Turkey's Renewable Energy Conference states that $110 billion is being invested. It’s highly popular, and your farm should get involved. Big open fields are perfect for installing a wind turbine or two. As a result, you can generate renewable energy.
Farms will have a lot of natural foliage. I’ve already mentioned all the big open fields you’ll have. But, you could also have areas that are full of bushes and may have some trees here and there too. It’s important that you try and keep this foliage as natural as possible. Don’t cut down all the trees and get rid of all the bushes. The more green you see, the better. It’s damaging to the environment if you keep cutting things down. Be more eco-friendly and let things stay as they should be. Obviously, you can still give things a trim, so they don’t become overgrown. But, never get rid of things completely.
If your farm is doing everything in this article, then it’s very eco-friendly. If not, then use my advice to make your farm greener.