Sunday, August 25, 2019

Vegetable plants in the same family have similar characteristics. Familiarity with plant families gives gardeners keen insight to plants’ unique needs.
goats on pasture

FAMACHA scoring is used to identify risk of barber pole worm infestation in small ruminants. It is an effective, easy-to-use tool everyone from backyard hobbyists to large-scale producers can use on the farm.
Carrots

Fall is the time to store the food that's taken all year to produce. Indoor, in-place and buried container food storage systems are practical and affordable alternatives to the traditional root cellar.
livestock protection animals

Dogs, donkeys and llamas make good livestock guardians. Read training and care tips, plus benefits, for these three livestock protection animals.
transplanting seedlings

Whether you started seeds yourself or purchased vegetable seedlings at the store, now is the time to transplant seedlings in your garden.

The business structure you choose for your farm influences daily operations, how decisions are made and the responsibilities of owners.
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.
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.
Stack of firewood in truckbed

With the price of fossil fuels on the rise and consumers seeking green energy alternatives, heating with wood makes sense.
woodstove

A thorough inspection identifies system maintenance needs and allows time to fix problems before winter weather hits.
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