Saturday, August 8, 2020

Learning the language of food labels helps customers make purchasing decisions and allows farmers to communicate about their products.
American flag

Farmers often feel powerless to change rules and regulations. However, farmers can cultivate change collectively through ag advocacy.

Government agencies and private organizations are stepping up to support troops entering the agricultural industry.
Kale

Sunlight is critical to growing vegetables, but ensuring vegetable plants get enough sunlight can be tricky if trees, fences or structures keep your yard shady.
spice blend

Homemade spice blends make great gifts, and they inspire home cooks to try new recipes.
seedlings

If you're an avid gardener, or hobby farmer, get your seeds started indoors soon. Starting seeds in late February and early March will give your plants the best chance when they're moved outdoors.
boer goats

Goats are superior land managers; they will clear overgrown areas of crop and pasture of unwanted vegetation, overbearing brush and invasive plants.
corn husk angel

Kids get a kick out of making angels from corn husks, but also enjoy filling glass ornaments with seeds. Even the teenagers in the family tolerate spray painting components for the baskets.
okra and seeds

Let’s not get so excited about harvesting vege crops that we forget to save seed for next season!

The most common misconception about fall vegetable production is that you need a hoop or green house to do it.