Saturday, June 24, 2017

School is out for summer, but learning never stops. Check out these 14 summer activities to teach kids about nature and agriculture.

New technology for small businesses allows farmers to process payments anywhere sales happen — at the market, on the farm or online.

The Census of Agriculture is an opportunity for farmers to share data that informs legislative decisions, and impacts farm services and support programs.

To grow your own backyard berries make an environment that supports plant health, choose cultivars well suited to the region and provide proper plant care.

Growers can boost food safety on the farm by recognizing risks and implementing precautions in four areas of risk: water, animals, soil and handling.

House Bill 175 permits residential property owners to keep birds, rabbits, goats and other small livestock. Learn how to raise them on five acres or less.

Planting modern victory gardens reduces food insecurity by improving access to healthy, nutritious food.

A prairie is a natural-looking garden of native grasses and wildflowers. They are easy to establish, virtually maintenance free and attract pollinators.

Part-time farming boosts household income, provides access to health and life insurance and offers economic stability.

Whether you are breaking ground for a new garden or getting an existing bed in shape for spring, a little preparation goes a long way.
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