Saturday, May 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.
livestock protection animals

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

The business structure you choose for your farm influences daily operations, how decisions are made and the responsibilities of owners.
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.
goat debudding process

Goat horn removal can be controversial; it is farmer’s choice whether or not to remove an animal’s horns, but most goat producers do as part of their herd management practice.
egg gourds

Whether you grow your own or purchase pumpkins, gourds and squash at market, these five preservation steps make autumn ornamentals last longer.
garlic

Growing garlic is easy. Garlic planted in fall and overwintered is ready to harvest by mid to late summer.

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

Gatherers can find wild blackberries in Ohio’s woodlands, along the borders of farm fields, and on overgrown fencerows.
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