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Farm Planning

Asparagus: Perfect Crop for Small-Scale Farming

Spring can be associated with many things; flowers, longer days and warmer weather. Spring is also the time of year highly associated with the well-sought after vegetable, asparagus. Asparagus is a...
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

10 Tips for Marketing your 4-H or FFA Project

You’ve worked hard to raise your project animal. Up early in the morning to feed and water, working in the evening to clean, to feed and to prepare your animal for the show ring. You’ve attended your...
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"Ag"-vocating

Have a Discussion, Not a Disagreement

Weather, pests, illness, fluctuating prices for fertilizer, seed, feed and every changing supply and demand markets – these are issues that farmers have been dealing with for generations. And each of...
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Top 10 Soft Skills for a Career in Agriculture

When we talk about careers in agriculture, we often think about the technical skills necessary to do the job, the experience and know-how for a particular sector of ag, or as someone possessing market...
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Ag Consumers

all about...FLOUR

March is recognized as National Flour Month. Almost every household in America can claim to have some type of flour in the kitchen. Wheat flour, a favorite of many from coast to coast, dates back to...
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Animal Agriculture

10 Considerations When Getting Chickens

Getting chickens can be one of the most exciting moments during the spring season. Whether you live out in the country or in an urban neighborhood, chicken keeping can be a rewarding experience. There...
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Other

Common Greenhouse Structures

We are nearing early spring and the urge to begin our summer gardens is becoming more prevalent. You may have seed catalogs beginning to show up in your mailbox and you may be sketching out your...
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Ag Biz Planner Class of 2020-2021 Graduate from Business Planning Course

All the hours, all the effort, all the conversations and all the brainstorming came to culmination two weeks ago with the virtual Ag Biz Planner Final Conference and Graduation. Farm Credit of the...
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Careers in Ag Outlook 2020-2025

Ambitious and prepared new college graduates enter the workforce each year. There are approximately 59,400 annual openings in the field of food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the...
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"Ag"-vocating

Connecting to Ag is More Important than Ever

You’ve probably heard at some point a statement similar to the following: “Less than 2% of the population is directly involved in agriculture” or “a very small percentage of the population has a...
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