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
Source: Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food
June 8th, 2011 by Andy Mason, Director, National Agroforestry Center
Nicola Macpherson knows the benefits of agroforestry. After all, she has the success of her farm, Timber Farms in the Sink, and her business, Ozark Forest Mushrooms, as proof.
“We have a wealth of forestry and trees. It’s just not fields,” Macpherson said of her family-owned farm Timber about three hours outside of St. Louis. “Agroforestry is a great way to utilize your wood, manage your forest and have a business. A lot of locals are woods people. It’s a good business model...Read More
Nebraska SARE is sponsoring High Tunnel Training for Ag Educators at two locations in Nebraska, June 21st in Lincoln and June 22nd in North Platte.
This is an opportunity to learn about High Tunnel Construction, Production, and Management, and visit a High Tunnel. This program is for all ag educators, including Extension Educators, NRCS Staff, Vocational Agriculture teachers and others that work with ag producers and potential ag producers.
While registration is free, participants must pre-register by June 14th and June 15th for the Lincoln and North Platte locations respectively. Register...Read More
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Please visit our new news feed online at http://www.northcentralsare.org/Newsroom/Regional-News-and-Press-Releases
Grant information, videos, books, online courses, profiles of cutting-edge, on-farm research and much more—it's all available with a click of your mouse at the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program's (SARE) new websites.
Visit any of SARE's redesigned national or regional sites and navigate seamlessly between them to find a wealth of information about where America's farmers, ranchers and ag professionals live and work. A state-of-the-art...Read More
GLENCOE, Ill. (May 13, 2011) — The Chicago Botanic Garden's Green Youth Farm program returns for its ninth season, engaging students in all aspects of organic farming from planting seeds and starts, to managing a hive of bees, to harvesting and cooking with the food they grow and selling it at farm stands and markets.
The goals of the Green Youth Farm are to teach students the value of healthy, local food and hard work and to expose them to careers in the rapidly growing local and sustainable food economy. Another important goal is to bring fresh produce into communities...
Source: Kansas City Star, by Steve Everly
A farmers’ cooperative near Warrensburg, Mo., could help decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s plans to produce more cellulosic-based biofuels to curb oil imports.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to announce today that the Show Me Energy Cooperative will get the first grant in a federal program to determine whether U.S. farmers are interested in growing large quantities of switchgrass or other such energy crops.
The Obama administration wants U.S. farmers to harvest enough cellulosic crops to produce 16 billion gallons of ethanol a year....Read More
The North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) has made public the lists of projects most recently recommended for funding for each of its grant programs: Farmer Rancher, Research and Education, Professional Development, Youth and Youth Educator, and Graduate Student.
Go to http://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Recent-Grant-Projects and scroll down to find links to lists of the projects recently recommended for funding.
NCR-SARE administers these grant programs, each with specific priorities, audiences, and timelines. The...
GLENCOE, Ill. — The popular Farmers’ Markets at the Chicago Botanic Garden will get a new larger location this year as well as educational demonstrations from participating farmers and vendors. Farmers’ Markets will be held on the Esplanade, a grand lawn located between the Visitor Center and the Regenstein Center and offering wonderful views of the Smith Fountain and North Lake. Local, sustainable farmers and the Chicago Botanic Garden's own Green Youth Farm and Windy City Harvest will sell seasonal products such as fruits, vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, hand-made...Read More