Life On The Farm

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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Farm laborer picking beans

Small Farm Labor: Hiring Freelance Laborers or Employees

You may be able to start a small farm with just your own labor and the help of family members and friends, but eventually a successful market farming operation will
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Holiday Farm Sales – An Opportunity Not to be Missed!

Image courtesy of The Misty Manor Mercers Looking at the Black Friday and Small Business Saturday ads the past few days, the pain that many farmers feel this time of year
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Two girls playing is mud on farm

The Family Business: Getting (and Keeping) Everyone Involved

Farm families know how to keep it together. They work hard, play hard and have fun in the process. Unfortunately, it's getting harder and harder to keep kids on the farm because of increased regulatory requirements, input costs and competition from foreign markets. Combined with the attitude many children pick up from their peers in school, it can make it really difficult to get and keep everybody involved in farm operations for this generation and for years to come. Here's my view from the pasture on how to make it work.
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Two girls playing is mud on farm

The Family Business: Getting (and Keeping) Everyone Involved in the Farm

Farm families know how to keep it together. They work hard, play hard and have fun in the process. Unfortunately, it's getting harder and harder to keep kids on the farm because of increased regulatory requirements, input costs and competition from foreign markets. Combined with the attitude many children pick up from their peers in school, it can make it really difficult to get and keep everybody involved in farm operations for this generation and for years to come. Here's my view from the pasture on how to make it work.
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