Field Notes Winter 2018

Field Notes Winter 2018

Field Notes Winter 2018

Field Notes shares announcements and news from the North Central Region SARE program. It is mailed and emailed to subscribers upon request.

In this issue of Field Notes, read about open pollinated corn varieties in Minnesota, sustainable farming outreach for Hispanic farmers in Missouri, 4H-ers in Wisconsin who hit the road to learn about sustainable livestock production, how Michigan farmers are utilizing the American kestrel as an IPM strategy for cherries and blueberries, new resources about cover crop ecosystem services, and more!

Individual Features from this Issue of Field Notes

Does Open-Pollinated Corn Have a Place on Today’s Organic Farm?

Type: North Central SARE From the Field Profile

Organic crop and livestock producer, Stan Smith, received SARE support to experiment with six open pollinated corn varieties on his Minnesota farm. Nutritional value of open pollinated corn was Smith’s major concern entering this project; he was particularly concerned with protein.

Published: 2018

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Latino Producers Explore Sustainable Practices in Missouri

Type: North Central SARE From the Field Profile

Through on-farm trainings and classroom focus-groups, University of Missouri educator, Eleazar Gonzalez is working with Latino producers in Missouri to help answer their questions about sustainable practices. 

Published: 2018

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Youth Hit the Road to Learn about Sustainable Livestock Production in Wisconsin

Type: North Central SARE From the Field Profile

With support from an NCR-SARE Youth Educator grant, youth who participate in 4-H livestock projects in Jackson County, Wisconsin had an opportunity to visit five farms and businesses in southwest Wisconsin to learn more about sustainable livestock production. 

Published: 2018

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The American Kestrel: an IPM Friend for Michigan’s Fruit Growers

Type: North Central SARE From the Field Profile

Researchers at Michigan State University are learning more about the American Kestrel and its potential benefit to cherry and blueberry growers. 

Published: 2018

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Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) FNC17-1099, Does Open-Pollinated Corn Have a Place on Today’s Organic Farm? , LNC15-368, On-farm and Ranch Education of New and Beginning Latino Producers in Missouri YENC16-102, Sustainable Beef, Sheep and Swine Production in WI-What is It? and Where Do We Find It? and GNC15-211, Evaluating Agricultural Applications of Orchard Nest Boxes and Perches for a Declining Raptor Species: Quantifying Impacts on Pest Rodents and Birds .

Product specs
Format: Newsletters
Year: 2018
Location: North Central
How to order
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Contact NCR-SARE at ncrsare@umn.edu or (612) 626-3113

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