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  • How to Source Farm Interns

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published May 12, 2018

    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

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Jan 9, 2019

    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--and a new year ushers in new hope... 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

    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme. First started back in 1961, a hybrid variety namely “73-114”, developed by Pineapple Research Institude (PRI) in Hawaii was found to be extraordinary and was taken to Costa Rica for its first trial industrial planting... This smart farming method allows farmers to monitor their produce from farm to fork effortlessly...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    What The Intelligent Investor Can Teach Us About Farming

    By The Crossover

    Published Apr 20, 2018

    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...

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

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published Apr 17, 2018

    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...

    Top 10 Accounting & Tax Benefits for Farmers & Farming Businesses

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Sep 11, 2019

    Farmers and Agribusiness Companies are granted certain tax breaks and industry-specific deductions from the IRS. The service understands both the complexities and constraints of farmers as well as their essential role in our nation's economy. I have listed out the top ten most important tax benefits, accounting methods, and tax deductions related to farmers... Income Averaging OptionCertain qualifying farming businesses can elect to be taxed on an average tax rate of their running three years of income. This election, which is calculated on Schedule J of an individual's Form 1040 can have huge implications if a farming business has extremely high profits in one year compared to previous years where they were subject to a lower tax bracket...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    How Smart Farming Protects the Environment While Saving Crop Loss

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 6, 2019

    Smart Farming, or known as Smart Agriculture is mainly associated with the term Third Green Revolution due to its sustainability and circular economy features that emphasises on the application of ICT solution in the agriculture industry. Itrepresents the application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and IoT solutions into farming to increase the efficiency of agricultural operations. Smart farming entails the obtaining of real time data of soil, air, and crops, aiming at increasing the quality and quantity of agricultural production while protecting the environment. By using Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, software and hardware, robotics, sensors and more, the entire smart farming concept promotes circular economy, thus leads to sustainability farming. Coping with Crop Production LossSmart Farming concept first came about when the realization of production and food loss figure surges despite numerous measures applied in the crop field...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    Test results of 100% natural biostimulant results in organic farming breakthrough (AgroNews)

    By Christopher Keen

    Published Oct 29, 2019

    When a retired farmer and organic farming consultant is motivated to put his boots back on and get back into the fields, you know something special is happening. That’s exactly how Daniel Rotberg felt when he studied the first GroAloe trial conducted on grapes with a major leafhopper infestation. The trial shows that, “The overall health of the Vineyard has completely transformed from weak and in some places, diseased plants, to a robust and healthy condition with many more grape shoots now forming... GroAloe has brought Daniel Rotberg onboard as their Senior Farming Consultant, “Knowing how so many crops today are negatively impacted or outright ruined by insects and pests, mold, mildew and fungus and how many traditional farmers are looking to convert to organic farming, I felt like I could add tremendous value to the farming community,” says Rotberg... “We recognize how important Organic and Biodynamic farming are today...

    Categories: Organic, Rice, Wheat

    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

  • 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

    Mike Coolidge Canada, Alberta, Calgary

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

    David Goddard

    Interests:

    James Hicks

    Interests:

    Ryan Nason United States, NH, Farmington

    Interests: Hunting

    Dan Westacott United States, Washington, Farmington

    Interests: Wheat, Canola, Ag Issues in Washington, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Endi A Suma Indonesia, North Kalimantan, Tarakan

    Business Title: Founder Of Terrafarming
    Job Title: Researcher
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Grain Sorghum, Dairy, Poultry, Specialty, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness, Fruits, Agriculture Technology

  • 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

    Public
    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

    Public
    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 May 12, 2018

    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

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Jan 9, 2019

    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--and a new year ushers in new hope... 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

    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme. First started back in 1961, a hybrid variety namely “73-114”, developed by Pineapple Research Institude (PRI) in Hawaii was found to be extraordinary and was taken to Costa Rica for its first trial industrial planting... This smart farming method allows farmers to monitor their produce from farm to fork effortlessly...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    What The Intelligent Investor Can Teach Us About Farming

    By The Crossover

    Published Apr 20, 2018

    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...

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

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published Apr 17, 2018

    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...

    Top 10 Accounting & Tax Benefits for Farmers & Farming Businesses

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Sep 11, 2019

    Farmers and Agribusiness Companies are granted certain tax breaks and industry-specific deductions from the IRS. The service understands both the complexities and constraints of farmers as well as their essential role in our nation's economy. I have listed out the top ten most important tax benefits, accounting methods, and tax deductions related to farmers... Income Averaging OptionCertain qualifying farming businesses can elect to be taxed on an average tax rate of their running three years of income. This election, which is calculated on Schedule J of an individual's Form 1040 can have huge implications if a farming business has extremely high profits in one year compared to previous years where they were subject to a lower tax bracket...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    How Smart Farming Protects the Environment While Saving Crop Loss

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 6, 2019

    Smart Farming, or known as Smart Agriculture is mainly associated with the term Third Green Revolution due to its sustainability and circular economy features that emphasises on the application of ICT solution in the agriculture industry. Itrepresents the application of modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and IoT solutions into farming to increase the efficiency of agricultural operations. Smart farming entails the obtaining of real time data of soil, air, and crops, aiming at increasing the quality and quantity of agricultural production while protecting the environment. By using Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, software and hardware, robotics, sensors and more, the entire smart farming concept promotes circular economy, thus leads to sustainability farming. Coping with Crop Production LossSmart Farming concept first came about when the realization of production and food loss figure surges despite numerous measures applied in the crop field...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    Test results of 100% natural biostimulant results in organic farming breakthrough (AgroNews)

    By Christopher Keen

    Published Oct 29, 2019

    When a retired farmer and organic farming consultant is motivated to put his boots back on and get back into the fields, you know something special is happening. That’s exactly how Daniel Rotberg felt when he studied the first GroAloe trial conducted on grapes with a major leafhopper infestation. The trial shows that, “The overall health of the Vineyard has completely transformed from weak and in some places, diseased plants, to a robust and healthy condition with many more grape shoots now forming... GroAloe has brought Daniel Rotberg onboard as their Senior Farming Consultant, “Knowing how so many crops today are negatively impacted or outright ruined by insects and pests, mold, mildew and fungus and how many traditional farmers are looking to convert to organic farming, I felt like I could add tremendous value to the farming community,” says Rotberg... “We recognize how important Organic and Biodynamic farming are today...

    Categories: Organic, Rice, Wheat

    GroAloe is not just for Organic Farming

    By Christopher Keen

    Published May 23, 2018

    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 Jun 19, 2018

    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...

  • Posted By Gregory Heilers
    May 12, 2018

    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
    Jun 30, 2019

    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
    Jul 23, 2018

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

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    Apr 22, 2018

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

    Posted By Cortney Farmer
    Apr 17, 2018

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

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    Jul 26, 2018

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

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    Jan 9, 2019

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

    Posted By The Crossover
    Apr 20, 2018

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

    Posted By The Crossover
    Aug 9, 2018

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