Organic farm sprouting business for Clayton Beckett

Clayton Beckett grew up on his family’s farm, and is using some of that knowledge to create his own business of combining organic farming with yoga and holistic practices.

Having studied Urban Planning and Environmental Studies at the University of Utah, and then managing the family farm, he said he first got the idea to farm organically approximately four years ago.

Beckett now has approximately 1/2 acre of the farm dedicated to his organic produce. He said it was given to him by his family, to see if he can create marketable products. In the first year of production, he’s grown many fruits and veggies, including peppers, radishes, melons, eggplants, okra, cucumbers, and squash, as well as beefsteak, heirloom, roma, grape, and husk cherry tomatoes, using compost from the farm’s animals. But the best selection may be years away.

“In conventional farming, you’re feeding the plant. In organic farming, you’re

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