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What is a Cooperative?

What is a cooperative? Cooperatives are user- and producer-owned businesses owned and controlled by their members. It's a business model working on behalf of the members instead of outside investors...
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Educator Resources

All About Pumpkins and Pumpkin Facts

With the slightest chill in the air, the 2022 fall season is upon us. Football fans are ready to cheer on their favorite teams and every coffee shop serves pumpkin spice beverages left and right. The...
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Agriculture Advocacy

Making Your Legislative Visit Count!

When your television screen is full of campaign ads this fall that means it is time to start thinking about more than just switching the channel! It is also time to start preparing for the upcoming...
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Agriculture Operations

Do I Need a Business Plan to Get a Loan?

In the Knowledge Center, we know how important business plans are to getting a loan for a farming operation or agribusiness. Because of its importance, we offer multiple courses on the process of...
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Educator Resources

Parts of a Tree

The parts of a tree play important roles in tree growth and development. Click HERE for the PDF version of the Parts of a Tree infographic. Parts of a Tree Crown (Canopy)- Made up of branches and...
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Educator Resources

History of Forestry and Forestry Definitions

Forestry, is defined by Merriam-Webster as the science of developing, caring for, or cultivating forests. It is also defined as the management of growing timber. The main activities performed under...
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Educator Resources

Tree By Products

Timber is harvested in order to make tree by products many of us use on a daily basis. All parts of harvested timber are used resulting in zero waste. Click HERE for the PDF version of the infographic...
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Educator Resources

The Life Cycle of a Tree

From seed to decay, the tree life cycle is truly miraculous. Click HERE for the PDF version of the infographic. Like all living organisms, trees have a life cycle. The tree life cycle comprises stages...
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Agriculture Operations

Are you equipped? Prepare your farm vehicles for the highway

If you are like me when you drive down the road alone you have a lot of thinking time, often making observations you might not make when you have someone to chat with. I laugh how our observations are...
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Farm Management

Tips on Managing Inflation

COVID, supply chain disruptions, murder hornets, Ukraine, monkeypox, and higher inflation rates - isn’t it interesting to manage your finances in 2022?! When you read the news, you’ll see a lot of...
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