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Crowded pumpkin field ready to harvest on a cloudy Autumn day

It’s Pumpkin Season!

This large, orange fruit (yes- fruit!) is typically associated with autumn and the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays. Pumpkins always remind me of cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and time with family and friends. Not only are pumpkins a fall staple in the United States, but they are also full of nutrients and are being used as flavoring in more and more food products. Read more to find out how pumpkins are harvested and how you can use them in some of your favorite dishes this season!
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large farm fields

Using Your Local Agricultural Extension Office

Farmers – familiarize yourself with using your local agricultural extension office and the resources it offers Every farmer should be familiar with using their local extension office, the resources it
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organic farming field

What is Organic and How to Get Certified

What Does Certified Organic Mean? The last decade has seen a surge of organic products and farms. From grocery items to cosmetics, to textiles the label organic can be found
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papaya fruit part of South Florida’s Warming Climate

Seeds of Hope: New Crops Emerge for South Florida’s Warming Climate

Growing food in the country’s hottest city is no joke. Miami producers and plants alike are hardened veterans in roughing out the bugs, the plagues, and the heat. It’s why
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Leaf with disease spots

Becoming a Disease Manager

About Erik Vegeto Erik is a student of Plant, Soil and Insect Science at Umass Amherst. He has a passion for restorative agriculture and environmental stewardship that drives him forward into new frontiers of thought. Erik loves to read, play guitar, and be creative. One day he hopes to have his own farm and write for a living.
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Cover Crop

Cover Cropping – Techniques for Creating Productive Soil

Part 1: Should You Cover Crop?  Yes! But only if you are willing to put in the time, money, and effort that having a successful cover crop requires. Most farmers
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