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  • How to Source Farm Interns

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    The Keenans were up to their elbows in infrastructure projects, animal husbandry, and a burgeoning farmstay business, and needed help in a bad way... As a recent college grad excited about farming, I responded to their advertisement, and soon found my way to the delightful Keenan homestead... Because farming is often an isolating craft, interns from around the country and globe are a breath of fresh air... No matter how a farmer sources their intern, one thing is clear: interns and farming operations bring immense value to one another... Likewise, encourage your intern to bring a musical instrument, hobby, games, or even just stories from wherever they hail from...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

    Farming Live United States, WI, Seymour

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans,

    Recent College Grad? Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Pursue A Career In Farming

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    Fickle consumers, climate changes, growing conditions, and a slew of other factors beyond our control can prompt the closure of existing farms as well as deter would-be growers from launching a farming career... Why Now Is The Right Time To Consider FarmingDespite the relatively low numbers of current young farmers in the U... Beyond the significant gap between current open agricultural jobs and available candidates, there are several other compelling reasons why many young professionals are beginning to view farming as their post-college career of choice:Increasing Populations (a... For young, healthy college graduates searching for a non-sedentary, highly active profession (and lifestyle), farming proves an ideal solution. Big City Opportunities Do you love the idea of farming, but worried you won't love a full-time rural existence? Fortunately, you don't have to...

    What The Intelligent Investor Can Teach Us About Farming

    By The Crossover

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    Here are some lessons from The Intelligent Investor that have crossed over into the way I think about farming... In farming, we are selling commodities rather than buying pieces of a business but the idea is still the same... For example, a 100 acre field that you plan on farming for the next 50 years should be valued differently than one you plan on selling to a neighbor in 5... Investing is most intelligent when it is most businesslike: This could easily be changed to, Farming is most intelligent when it is most businesslike. If you are actively engaged in farming, you likely don't have the luxury of being a passive investor in your operation...

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published 8 months ago

    Farming is such a unique occupation because the intensity of our work oscillates with the seasons. For most farmers, winter marks a time for some rest and reflection... At this point, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “That’s great, but what on earth does this have to do with farming?” Glad you asked... Farming is such an awesome, unique occupation... ” This is especially true for farming, which is one of the most long-term-oriented professions there is...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    Small-scale farming and Homesteading

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    This group is for people who are small-scale farming or homesteading to connect with each other and share information and experiences. CSA's, organic gardening, animal husbandry, etc.
    Interest: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Organic, Irrigation

    GroAloe is not just for Organic Farming

    By Christopher Keen

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    GroAloe is 100% organic but that does not mean that it is just for organic farmers. It is currently being used in Indonesia and Malaysia on commercial farms. We have just entered the Australian market, one of the worlds largest organic producers. What is a Texas Company doing in that part of the world you ask? Well in part by invitation. GroAloe has been Tested extensively in Indonesia by the Rice Institute IRRI, and we have done side by side trial with the big guns...

    Categories: Organic, Rice

    MERCOSUR Farming to Cure Cancer

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    In Colombia, which is only an Associate Member of MERCOSUR farmers have found large concentrations of Rubidium. Rubidium has no known biological role but has a slight stimulative effect on metabolism, probably because rubidium is like potassium. The two elements are found together in minerals and soils, although potassium is much more abundant than rubidium. Plants will absorb rubidium quiet readily. When stressed by a deficiency in potassium, some plants, such as sugar beat, will respond to the addition of rubidium...

    Poultry Farming

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    A group for poultry farmers to discuss all aspects of raising chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, etc.
    Interest: Poultry

    Urban Farming

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    For growers in dense urban areas
    Interest:

  • Farming Live United States, WI, Seymour

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans,

    Nitin Desale India, Maharashtra, Nashik

    Business Title: Agricos Farming Solutions
    Interests: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Jacob Thompson United States, TX, Austin

    Interests: Cover Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness, Hemp, Hemp Farming

    Mike Coolidge Canada, Alberta, Calgary

    Interests: Wheat, Canola, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Jay Lytle United States, OK, Shawnee

    Interests: Beef Cattle, Poultry, Marketing, Prairie Hay, Sustainable Farming

    Gerardo Lopez Germany, Lower Saxony, Gottingen

    Interests: Precision Ag, Marketing, Smart Farming

  • Small-scale farming and Homesteading

    Public
    This group is for people who are small-scale farming or homesteading to connect with each other and share information and experiences. CSA's, organic gardening, animal husbandry, etc.
    Interest: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Organic, Irrigation

    Poultry Farming

    Public
    A group for poultry farmers to discuss all aspects of raising chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, etc.
    Interest: Poultry

    Urban Farming

    Public
    For growers in dense urban areas
    Interest:

    Dairy Farming

    Public
    A group for dairy farmers.
    Interest: Dairy

    Wisconsin Crop Farmers

    Public
    Looking to discuss farming in Wisconsin. Love to talk about food plots and crops. No livestock.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans

    Ag Insurance

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    Articles, both original and reposts, pertinent to insuring your operation, hobby farm, and crop insurance activity
    Interest: Agribusiness

    Sorghum Producers

    Public
    Here’s a place for sorghum growers to connect while exchanging information on everything from specific farming strategies to the industry at large.
    Interest: Grain Sorghum

    American Association Of Urban Farmers

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    The American Association of Urban Farmers is an organization of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities focusing on advancing Indoor Urban Farming.
    Interest: Organic, Marketing

  • How to Source Farm Interns

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    The Keenans were up to their elbows in infrastructure projects, animal husbandry, and a burgeoning farmstay business, and needed help in a bad way... As a recent college grad excited about farming, I responded to their advertisement, and soon found my way to the delightful Keenan homestead... Because farming is often an isolating craft, interns from around the country and globe are a breath of fresh air... No matter how a farmer sources their intern, one thing is clear: interns and farming operations bring immense value to one another... Likewise, encourage your intern to bring a musical instrument, hobby, games, or even just stories from wherever they hail from...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

    Recent College Grad? Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Pursue A Career In Farming

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    Fickle consumers, climate changes, growing conditions, and a slew of other factors beyond our control can prompt the closure of existing farms as well as deter would-be growers from launching a farming career... Why Now Is The Right Time To Consider FarmingDespite the relatively low numbers of current young farmers in the U... Beyond the significant gap between current open agricultural jobs and available candidates, there are several other compelling reasons why many young professionals are beginning to view farming as their post-college career of choice:Increasing Populations (a... For young, healthy college graduates searching for a non-sedentary, highly active profession (and lifestyle), farming proves an ideal solution. Big City Opportunities Do you love the idea of farming, but worried you won't love a full-time rural existence? Fortunately, you don't have to...

    What The Intelligent Investor Can Teach Us About Farming

    By The Crossover

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    Here are some lessons from The Intelligent Investor that have crossed over into the way I think about farming... In farming, we are selling commodities rather than buying pieces of a business but the idea is still the same... For example, a 100 acre field that you plan on farming for the next 50 years should be valued differently than one you plan on selling to a neighbor in 5... Investing is most intelligent when it is most businesslike: This could easily be changed to, Farming is most intelligent when it is most businesslike. If you are actively engaged in farming, you likely don't have the luxury of being a passive investor in your operation...

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published 8 months ago

    Farming is such a unique occupation because the intensity of our work oscillates with the seasons. For most farmers, winter marks a time for some rest and reflection... At this point, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “That’s great, but what on earth does this have to do with farming?” Glad you asked... Farming is such an awesome, unique occupation... ” This is especially true for farming, which is one of the most long-term-oriented professions there is...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    GroAloe is not just for Organic Farming

    By Christopher Keen

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    GroAloe is 100% organic but that does not mean that it is just for organic farmers. It is currently being used in Indonesia and Malaysia on commercial farms. We have just entered the Australian market, one of the worlds largest organic producers. What is a Texas Company doing in that part of the world you ask? Well in part by invitation. GroAloe has been Tested extensively in Indonesia by the Rice Institute IRRI, and we have done side by side trial with the big guns...

    Categories: Organic, Rice

    MERCOSUR Farming to Cure Cancer

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    In Colombia, which is only an Associate Member of MERCOSUR farmers have found large concentrations of Rubidium. Rubidium has no known biological role but has a slight stimulative effect on metabolism, probably because rubidium is like potassium. The two elements are found together in minerals and soils, although potassium is much more abundant than rubidium. Plants will absorb rubidium quiet readily. When stressed by a deficiency in potassium, some plants, such as sugar beat, will respond to the addition of rubidium...

    A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past... Ecological Farming: the Science Behind Farming Isn’t ChangingIn Joel’s mind, while an individual farmer’s understanding of agriculture may change, the science behind soil health and fertility hasn’t and won’t... ”Compost is the same, but practices have changed on some farmsJoel’s advice for someone looking to educate themselves on ecological farming ranged from reading The Stockman Grass Farmer and ACRES USA to “spending time walking and thinking on your farm. ” He also cited Wes Jackson’s Altars of Unhewn Stone: Science and the Earth, which highlights traditional farming methods as solutions to contemporary agricultural problems. Down under, and representing a different perspective on technology’s place on the farm, John at AgriWebb agreed with Joel on ecological farming practices: “We understand land degradation patterns, and have implemented land management practices to reduce erosion and increase vegetation growth...

    How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    There are many factors that can influence corn yield. In fact, Fred Below, a plant physiologist at the University of Illinois, identified seven of them, which he dubbed the “Seven Wonders of the Corn Yield World. ”The seven wonders, ranked in order of most influence on yield, are:WeatherNitrogenHybridPrevious cropPlant populationTillageGrowth regulatorsWhile Below was referring to the cash crop rotation in the fourth wonder, some farmers are taking it one step further by seeding cover crops. The benefit of added crop diversity along with improvements to soil health is paying off, as some of these farmers are achieving the highest yields in the country... If it’s a dry spring, you’ll need to burn the covers down ahead of time to keep them from taking up all of the moisture, but that’s only happened to Hedrick once in the six years he’s been farming...

    Amending vs. Fertilizing

    By Accidental Agronomist

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    This past winter I spoke at the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture(PASA) and NOFA NJ 2018 Winter conferences. What an honor to be able to talk to so many enthusiastic like-minded people. In this article, which was initially published in Week 5 of the 52 Weeks of Agronomy Series, I talked about one of the things I presented on at those conferences. You can find it along with other articles at News | The Accidental Agronomist I spoke about the concept of amending vs... Hence, we are constantly making adjustments to the chemical properties of the soil we're farming to ensure we will get the best yield or nutritional value possible...

    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits in 2019

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Published 11 months ago

    And Accompanying Crop Rotations What Is Equipment Efficiency? What Scale-Related Questions Do You Need to Ask Yourself? When Does It Make Sense to Add Equipment? Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Want to make more money farming in 2019? Step one is to know your true cost of production (TCOP)... Farming is a game of compounding that favors those who make the best series of little decisions over the long haul... But, oftentimes in farming, even the best operators only plan for large purchases like harvesters and tractors while ancillary items are an afterthought... Ideally, these are farms that you own or feel good about farming for the long term, five years or more... Part 9: Focus on Efficiency Over Growth Farming is a capital-intensive industry...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

  • Posted By Gregory Heilers
    1 years, 4 months ago

    The legendary Joel Salatin weighed in on this article with advice on how to find the perfect intern! https://agfuse.com/article/how-to-source-farm-interns

    Posted By William Brook
    2 months ago

    I am a hobby vegetable grower, what would I need to do to take my produce to a farmers market and become a small farming business? -Will in Pekin, IL.
    Call for Applications: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

    Marine Fish Sustainability: Research that contributes to the ability to create sustainable populations of marine fishes through aquaculture, with great emphasis on the most popular marine fishes in home hobbyist and commercial aquariums. Research can focus on fish lifecycles, nutrition, reproduction and aquaculture techniques.

    Alternative Income: Programs designed to retrain or develop viable alternative employment opportunities for people and communities reliant upon economic opportunities that directly impact wildlife and habitat. Programs can include training and support to provide alternatives to poaching, livestock farming, or logging.

    Dateline for applications: 30 November 2018

    Illustration Photo: Salmon farm (credits: Sam Beebe / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    1 years, 1 month ago

    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/to-feed-the-world-sustainably-repair-the-soil/

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    1 years, 4 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/this-earth-day-let-us-remember-those-who-are-actually-in-the-arena

    Posted By Cortney Farmer
    1 years, 4 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/recent-college-grad-why-now-is-the-perfect-time-to-pursue-a-career-in-farming

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    1 years, 1 month ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/21st-century-american-ag-sourcing-successors-and-finding-farmland

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    8 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/a-farming-productivity-tool-for-the-new-year

    Posted By The Crossover
    1 years, 4 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-the-intelligent-investor-can-teach-us-about-farming

    Posted By The Crossover
    1 years, 3 weeks ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-to-look-for-when-hiring-farm-employees