Source: USDA Blog
Kansas gardening projects and the USDA People’s Garden initiative were featured items during the Rural Rental Housing Association of Kansas (RRHAK) Annual Meeting. Aimee Omohundro from USDA Rural Development, David Coltrain from Kansas State University Research and Extension, Shari Wilson from the Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education, and Terri Bradshaw from Homestead Affordable Housing discussed how to start a garden, rewards of gardening and how to get the community involved.
Terri Bradshaw, Director of Property Management for Homestead Affordable...Read More
July 28, 2011
9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Pollinators are essential to our environment. The ecological service they provide is necessary for the reproduction of nearly 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants and is fundamental to agriculture and natural ecosystems. More than two-thirds of the world’s crop species are dependent on pollination, with an annual estimated value of $18 to $27 billion in the United States alone. Beyond agriculture, pollinators are keystone species in most terrestrial ecosystems, since their activities are ultimately responsible for the seeds and fruits...Read More
Purdue Extension is offering a course on preparing grant proposals for those who work for nonprofit organizations and government agencies.
The Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing Workshop teaches grant writers of all skill levels how to prepare and submit a professional proposal. The workshop will be held Aug. 9 and Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern) at Purdue Extension's Hancock County office at 802 N. Apple St., Greenfield.
Participants will learn how to develop ideas for winning grant proposals, identify and work with funding sources, and understand the proposal development,...Read More
DODGEVILLE, Wisconsin (July 1, 2011) — SIMPLE EARTH HOPS ANNOUNCES HARVEST BREWFEST, AUGUST 20th, 2011, 9am--8pm. A limited number of free tickets are available for this fun day of local craft beer tasting which is organized in exchange for the opportunity to help harvest hops.
The Simple Earth Hops Harvest Brewfest is a “Brewing Up The Community” celebration that provides a beer tasting environment for 160 VIP attendees to find a time slot throughout the harvest day to lend an hour or two of picking hops at the Dodgeville hopyard. This free community event does require ticket registration:...Read More
WAUKON, Iowa —Kymar Acres partnered with Windridge Implements to showcase specialized farm equipment at a recent field day on the Waukon farm. Seeders, tillers and transplanters designed for small to medium-sized vegetable farms were on display.
Kymar Acres, a diversified farm owned by Kyle and Mari Holthaus and their children Teddy and Violet, is located between Waukon and Decorah. They raise five acres of vegetables, herbs and flowers that they sell at farmers markets and to wholesale accounts.
Farming with the Holthaus family are Lee and Kathy Newman and Anna Herzmann,...
Internal parasite control continues to be one of the most important and difficult to manage health issues for sheep and goat farmers. Traditional control strategies involving preventive or suppressive treatments with dewormers have led to widespread resistance of parasites to the drugs we currently have available.
Over the last several years several Extension Educators, researchers, and farmers in Ohio and West Virginia have been involved in various projects to develop or demonstrate strategies to assist in controlling internal parasites. During the last two years we have been funded...Read More
Source: Decorah Newspaper
Dan and Bonnie Beard and family invite everyone on a tour of their organic farm at an upcoming field day Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Attendees will learn about the new fencing and watering system for their beef cattle, as well as their organic sheep and dairy operations. Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service staff will provide information on making the transition to organic farming and how to simplify the paperwork required to comply with new organic pasture regulations for ruminants.
This free event, "Fencing and Watering for Organic Beef,...Read More