Friday, July 1, 2016
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.
moon garden collage

What does the lunar cycle have to do with gardening? Learn the basic principles of moon gardening, a practice used by Ancient Romans and Native Americans that is still talked about today.
onions and potatoes

Learn how to grow onion sets and why you should plant seed potatoes instead of potatoes from the supermarket.
dandelion collage

Although most people consider dandelions weeds, the plant has been used as food and medicine for hundreds of years.
Egyptian walking onion

Perennial food plants are unique because they produce several seasons of crops over many years. Learn why you should grow perennial foods, and get 8 recommendations for perennials to include in your food garden.
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