Source: Kansas Farmer
If you've been thinking there might be an agritourism application for your farm or if you are interested in Farmers Market direct marketing, then a Feb. 26 conference in Clyde is one you don't want to miss.
The "Direct Marketing Tools for Farmers Markets and Agritourism Enterprises" Conference will cover different aspects of of agritourism, profitability, marketing and high tunnel production.
Conference speakers include farmers market managers, fruit and vegetable farmers and others experienced in agricultural marketing and agritourism.
The conference will be held...Read More
NCR-SARE is seeking nominees for five seats on its Administrative Council (AC) as follows:
- Kansas – farmer/rancher*
- Indiana – extension representative
- South Dakota – research representative
- At large** – USDA-NRCS representative
- At large – agribusiness representative
*Should be actively engaged in farming or ranching in Kansas.**At large representatives should be from one of the 12 states that comprise the North Central SARE region. Those states are IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, and WI.The term for each of these SARE Administrative Council slots...Read More
In the news feature below, Joan Williams of Arlington demonstrates how goat milk is pasteurized to make a soft cheese called chèvre.
There’s an extra dozen kids – give or take one or two – running around Joan and Gordon Williams’ farm these days. They aren’t human – they’re the “goat kind” of kids, a mixed herd of Alpine and Saanen dairy goats. They’re there because Joan Williams has a dream – a cheesy dream.
Over the past decade, Joan has been adding to her herd of goats at the family...Read More
Source: The Messenger
MARSHALLTOWN - They were as diverse as the farming operations they came from, or wanted to start.
Forty people attended an afternoon-long session called "Farmville - For Real" on Friday at Marshalltown Community College during the first of a two-day annual conference for Practical Farmers of Iowa.
Some were young farmers just getting a start. Others were older farmers looking to expand their operations into new revenue streams. Others were ending "town careers" and wanted to retire into farming. Before they left, each operation had the chance to sit down...Read More