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Energy awareness during cold weather: keeping warm without stressing utilities

Monday, January 27, 2014

Cold weather can stress public utilities. Here’s a few ways to stay warm while also keeping utility stress to a minimum.

Need a seed? Our National Seed Swap Day resource will help

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Having a difficult time finding that heirloom tomato you bought at a farmers market last summer? Why not attend a seed swap? And what better time to find a seed swap than National Seed Swap Day?

Safely storing food and extending shelf life

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Many of us have probably thrown away food due to spoilage. Unfortunately, doing this can be wasteful and expensive. Here’s how to get the most out of your food by storing it properly.

Several tips for cooking venison

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Venison steaks? Venison burgers? Venison roasts? Chris Kick shares some tips on how to cook this year’s bounty.

Keep sows performing even in cold weather

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sows may require 25 percent more nutrients in winter to accommodate for additional seasonal demands.

Staying warm during cold weather

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

When temperatures begin creeping below the freezing mark, keeping warm becomes a priority whether you’re working outside, or inside.

Here’s a few tips for keeping warms during those chilly days of winter.

Beat the snow: tips for driving on winter roads

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter road conditions can lead to dangerous situations. We could all learn a little from a team of million mile accident-free drivers: America’s Road Team Captains.

Properly field dressing a deer to avoid getting sick

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Properly field dressing a deer can cut the risk of illness. Here’s a few tips to keep your field dressing proper.

How to keep your holiday decorations safe for the family

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The holiday countdown is on and it’s time to get your house razzle-dazzle ready. But before you do, make sure to check that your lights and decorations are still in good working order after a year in storage.

Roasting a turkey with kosher salt

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

There’s plenty of ways to prepare a turkey for your Thanksgiving Day meal. Some families deep fry turkeys, some brine their turkey over night, while others simply cover the turkey in herbs and butter and roast it in a pan for several hours.

Tips for winterizing cattle operations

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November is a good time for beef producers to assess their pastures and facilities and take care of some routine tasks to prepare their cattle operations for winter, a Purdue Extension beef specialist said.

How to avoid a dead car battery this winter

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dreading the winter day when your car won’t start? Here’s a few tips to help avoid having an early-morning freak-out.

Money on the farm: Useful software for farmers

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Whether you’re a farmer, a ranchers or another kind of small business owner, you need software to help untangle your finances. Here’s a software suggestions to help get the ball rolling.

How to rid your home of drafts

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Drafts are often small cracks around windows and doors, but there are many other places where drafts can form. Knowing some of the less visible spots where drafts come from may help you to seal out unwanted cold air more effectively.

Assessing and improving your pasture for 2014

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Assess your pasture land now to make improvements for next season. Here’s how to do that.

Freeze eggs to keep them longer

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Why freeze eggs? Sometimes you have more eggs than you can sell or eat. Finding a way to preserve those little gems is important.

How do I grow vegetables indoors over winter?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How do you grow vegetables indoors over winter? Here’s a few pointers on how to do it easily.

Should I control my soybean aphids?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Soybean growers considering if or when to apply insecticide treatments for aphids need to determine the number of insects present in each field, as well as soybean growth stage.

How do I prevent soil erosion and nutrient runoff?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

How can you prevent soil erosion and nutrient runoff from your fields? The answer is cover crops. Here’s a short video detailing the benefits of cover cropping.

How do I repair a wire fence?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Getting your farm ready for winter should include a fence inspection. Here’s how to fix a fence, if you find a break.

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