Ranch ownership transitions can be complex, involving issues such as generational needs, tax issues, social attitudes, and recreational landowner competition. In an effort to help simplify the process, Calvin Adams of Beloit, KS, Cade Rensink of Ada, KS, and Ted Alexander of Medicine Lodge, KS, and the Kansas Ranch and Range...Read More
The Indiana SARE Program and Purdue Extension are sponsoring a Cattle Handling Practices and Facilities Seminar on January 19, 2013 which will feature livestock industry consultant, Temple Grandin.
Source: Purdue Agriculture News, by Jennifer Stewart
A Purdue Extension beef management seminar will give cattle producers the chance to learn about animal handling facilities and on-farm management practices from some of the nation's top experts, including author and livestock industry consultant Temple Grandin.
The Cattle Handling Practices and Facilities seminar will be Jan....Read More
Farmers and small-business owners interested in selling their food products can learn ways to make their businesses safe and profitable at workshops to be given across the state.
MarketReady Indiana will be offered at 11 locations and feature sessions on each stage of food marketing, including quality assurance, pricing, insurance, and relationship building.
Target audiences include traditional farmers seeking to diversify their crop and livestock markets, small and beginning farmers, owners of small businesses such as bakeries or dairies, and producers of value added products such as flour, jellies,...Read More
USDA Rural Development, NRCS, FSA, ISDA, Purdue Extension and NCR-SARE will present a series of three live webinars called "Funding Opportunities for Indiana Agriculture" on August 21, September 4, and September 11, 2012 (10am-noon EST) These live, interactive webinars are for farmers and others to learn of current funding opportunities to support farm enterprise development and sustainable research and education.
To take part in any of the three sessions scheduled, simply click https://gomeet.itap.purdue.edu/fff2012/. Roy Ballard indicated that participants will need a fairly...Read More
Maawanji’idiwag Ji Gizhaadamowaad Miinkaanan (They are Gathering to Protect the Seeds).
The Great Lakes Indigenous Farming Conference returns on March 8-11, 2012 at Deep Portage Learning Center, Hackensack, Minnesota hosted by White Earth Land Recovery Project. This conference is open to the public.
The conference will feature local, regional, and international speakers. Hear how indigenous nations are restoring traditional foods and working towards sustainable communities. In addition, network with neighboring tribal nations and get information to further develop your own community programs....Read More
The following story appeared in the January 2012 issue of the North Central Region Intergrated Pest Managment Center's newsletter, The Connection.
Source: The Connection
In Rochester, IL, Stu Jacobson, a retired researcher for the University of Illinois at Springfield, has been working for years to increase interest and understanding among beekeepers in Illinois, eastern Missouri, and southern Wisconsin.
While Jacobson’s interest in bees started decades ago in Cape Cod, Massachusetts where he lived and kept bees from 1970 to 1991, he eventually started...Read More
Today USDA-NIFA released the North Central Regional Integrated Pest Management Program Competitive Grants Program Request for Applications (RFA). The application deadline is February 29, 2012.
Approximately $750,000 is available for research only, extension only, or research and extension projects.
The Regional Integrated Pest Management Grants Program (RIPM) supports the continuum of research and extension efforts needed to increase the implementation of IPM methods. The RIPM program supports projects that develop individual pest control tactics, integrate individual tactics into an IPM system,...Read More
Many an hour on the tractor or in the seat of a combine or driving that farm truck is spent in thoughtful solitude considering ways to save time, energy, labor, to be more profitable, to be a better marketer or to reduce their impact on the environment. One challenge that farmers face in initiating new on farm or community projects is finding adequate startup funding.
A live video program (webinar) to help farmers and rural residents and even communities identify sources of funding available to them will be held on Monday, August 29 from 10 am-noon (EST). This free program will be hosted...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