Michigan farmer and 2013 SARE grantee, Mike Wixtrom, is experimenting with potato varieties in a replicated trial in Marquette County. Thus far, statistically, there have been real differences among the varieties. This project is an example of how SARE-supported, on-farm crop trials can help producers identify best management practices for their own, specific farming conditions.
Source: Michigan State University, Jim Isleib
Mike Wixtrom wanted to find out which potato varieties would be best for his new farm in Republic, Mich. This Marquette County farmer ramped...Read More
SDSU Extension will host the 2013 Organic Agriculture Conference in Sioux Falls Dec. 2-3 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel 3200 W. Maple St. Sioux Falls (just off exit 81 on I-29).
The event is co-sponsored by SDSU Extension, USDA's Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the South Dakota State University IPM Program, and NCR-SARE.
The Organic Agriculture Conference provides a great networking opportunity between fellow organic producers, exposure to new management methods and practices and an opportunity to interact with experts from around the nation.
Featured Speakers include: Carmen Fernholz —...Read More
Daniel Rossman and DeChun Wang are conducting an NCR-SARE Research and Education project at Michigan State University to identify and evaluate non-GMO soybean varieties that match characteristics desired by farmers and end-users.
The Michigan Organic Soybean Variety Performance Comparison Project is identifying and evaluating soybean varieties that will match both the characteristics desired by the farmers and also by the end-user. This project is being conducted by Michigan State University Extension educators and specialists in...Read More
The 2012 Sioux Falls Organic Agriculture Conference is scheduled for December 3rd & 4th at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, SD.
Topics that will be addressed are diverse and range from Biological Control and Pasture Management to Vegetable Production.
- Joshua Dukart, ND Farmer and Rancher
- Laura Edwards, SDSU Climate Specialist
- Dale Mutch, Michigan State Agronomist
- Chris Bruening, UNL Associate Professor
All are welcome to this conference. This is a public event for those currently producing organically, those...Read More
The University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center will present a free Organic Dairy Day on August 7, 2012. The field tour will include NCR-SARE Graduate Student Grant Program recipient, Elizabeth Bjorklund's 2012 project, "Effect of Growth Meat Quality, and Profitability of Organically Raised Dairy-Beef Steers."
9:30-10:00 a.m. - Registration
10:00-10:10 a.m. - Welcome - Brad Heins, Lee Johnston, Asst. Commissioner of Agriculture
10:10-11:00 a.m. - Roger Moon, Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota, "Fly Management...Read More
In this article from the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute's newsletter, NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher grant recipient, Phil Batalden and his daughter Kathleen, talk about their marketing of camelina oil.
Lamberton, Minn. — After working on agricultural development in West Africa, Kathleen Batalden Smith and her husband Justin Smith came home to rural Minnesota and began some ag development of their own.
Kathleen and her family are growing and bottling organic camelina oil for the health food market....Read More
The following news piece features Laura Paine, a Grazing and Organic Agriculture Specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Paine is currently in the midst of a four-year NCR-SARE project on grass-based dairy products. The project brings farmers, researchers, processors and chefs together to explore the potential of grass-fed dairy products.
Source: WisBusiness.com (http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=262830)
MADISON – When Laura Paine discusses her job at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection...Read More
The new feature below highlights the 2011 Sioux Falls Organic Agriculture Conference. NCR-SARE is co-sponsoring this event.
Source: Madison Daily Leader
The 2011 Sioux Falls Organic Agriculture Conference will be held at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls on Dec. 5-6. Partners in sponsoring the event include SDSU Extension and the USDA's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education programs.
"We're including a strong lineup of speakers and guests for the conference. Along with organic producers we encourage anyone...Read More