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Farming & Rural Living

Traditions You Treasure

When you think state or county fair, what do you think? Funnel cakes and corn dogs? Ferris wheels and carousels? What about youth, livestock, projects and family traditions?
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Farm Planning

Recordkeeping Tools

Recordkeeping of any kind, personal or business of any facet can be daunting, right? If you are like me, understanding and being comfortable with a system that is going to do what I want it to do and...
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Ag Consumers

National Farmers Market Week

So we realize we are well into summer, and far past the start of summer produce season… but it’s National Farmers Market Week!
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Agriculture Operations

Cut Flower Farming?

July is American Grown Flower Month... but we're willing to bet that not too many people know what a cut flower farm looks like, or what is needed to be successful as a cut flower farmer.
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

4-H, FFA and Summer "Break"?

So…while the end is approaching, it is still summer vacation for kids, which means lazy days, relaxing, spending time with friends, etc. right? Well…probably not if you are a 4-H or FFA member. For...
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Ag Facts & Infographics

Hay is for Horses!

Where are our equine aficionados? It’s I Love Horses Day (held annually on July 15th). To honor that, we wanted to share some fun facts about horses (from LiveScience.com)…
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Education & Teaching Materials

National Farriers Week

It's 8 a.m. and John is headed to his truck to start his day. John has been a farrier for the past 27 years. He specializes in performance horses and horses with special shoeing needs.
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Ag Consumers

Freedom...Happy 4th of July

Freedom. We are so incredibly fortunate in this country to have all of the freedoms that we do, and the 4th of July is a great time to celebrate that. We are privileged to have so many choices: where...
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Ag Consumers

Eat the Rainbow - National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month, which is perfect timing since farmers markets are just starting to be in full swing in most of our area!
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Anatomy of a Thank You Letter

Anatomy of a Thank You Letter (for 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Sales) We are right in the middle of fair season in our area, which means that for many 4-H and FFA students, Livestock Show and Sales...
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