Thursday, March 21, 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.
beans and watermelon seeds

Seed starting containers and homemade potting medium can be made with just a few supplies.

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

If you didn’t find time to plant a garden this spring, don’t worry. Gardeners can plant vegetables in July and August for a fall harvest.
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.
Farm marketing banner

Better marketing makes more sales, boosts revenue, and increases farm income. The following are three ways to elevate your farm marketing in the new year.
egg gourds

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