Author: Ben Neusse

Sector Map | Solar Sector

Sun aspect, or the angle the sunlight strikes your site is a very important part of design. We take advantage of the different shadows cast by the high sun in the summer and low sun in the winter. We can place tall trees or plant, or use sun shades so that the sun casts a cooling shadow in winter.  Conversely we can ensure the winter sun strike rock walls and pools of water to collect and retain heat in the winter. These represent ways that we can begin to design and create micro climates that extend our growing season...

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Biography

Hi,  my name is Ben.  I first became involved in agriculture while deployed to Iraq, which is likely the very birthplace of agriculture itself. I was fortunate enough to serve as a projects officer where I designed and managed many stabilization projects.  This fit well with my background in economics and it expanded my interests into agro-business. I served in an area that had once been the center of chicken production for Baghdad, and I took part in helping to rebuild that industry.  I worked with and learned from many individuals, Army veterinarians, experts from Tyson, local and even...

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