Saturday, August 27, 2016
livestock protection animals

Dogs, donkeys and llamas make good livestock guardians. Read training and care tips, plus benefits, for these three livestock protection animals.
7-month-old Suffolk Ram Lamb, hog, goat, chicken, beef cattle and turkey

Many farmers have growing interest in direct sales. Here are five direct sales channels for farmers to put food to fork.
turkeys

The holidays may be months away, but growing a big and beautiful bird to adorn your holiday table starts in summer.
farmers market

SNAP sales at farmers’ markets will continue to climb as an increasing number of markets and direct marketing farms facilitate SNAP purchases.
aerial farmland

It’s hard to think of summer without thinking of the many neighbors who shared the southern Illinois heat, humidity and mosquitoes on the dairy farm of my youth.
produce at farmers market

Marketing is an area many farmers fall short. Here are some tools for a successful marketing campaign for your farm.
green tomatoes on vine

5 tips for ripening green tomatoes, plus how to prune tomato plants.
garden weeds

After weeks of battling weeds, by June gardeners are tempted to throw in the hat. Tools, natural herbicides, mulch and cover crops can help control weeds.
world in hand

Food miles matter to farmers. Learn 13 ways that farmers can reduce the carbon footprint of food production.
dollar bills and coins in soil

Each year millions of dollars are made available to fund farm projects. Grants help farmers, rural businesses and other agriculture advocates develop and strengthen the food system.
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