Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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.
farm equipment collage

Everyone loves shiny, new farm equipment, but it doesn’t always fit the budget. A cost/benefit analysis can help farmers determine if and when a potential equipment purchase pays.
Dickie Bird Farm collage

All farmers talk to non-farming customers, lenders and other people on whom we wish to make a good impression. Here are some tips for effective communication with non-farmers.
galvanized steel tub of flowers

A container garden filled with flowers, food or herbs is the gift that keeps on growing. Make one for Mother's Day.
weaning goats; kids with mother

Weaning kids and lambs when they are 60-90 days old is standard procedure for most goat and sheep producers.
vegetable transplant collage

Proper preparation, timing and technique help seedlings become healthy and productive plants.
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