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Farming on Lopez Island (WA state) is challenging — inputs are expensive, and products can be difficult to market. Yet Scott Meyers, of Sweet Grass Farm, is working towards a kind of integrated farming, heavy on self-sufficiency, as well as labor efficiency (his is virtually a one-person operation). Constant attention is needed to maintain a high-quality pasture, as well as high-quality beef. Scott’s also working towards establishing or reinstating wetlands, even on rented acreage — a bold stance indeed, to invest for the seventh generation when you may not have it for more than one.