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  • Eliza Allen United States, FL, Alford

    Interests: Cover Crops

    Ahmed Abdallah Netherlands, Provincie Gelderland, Nijmegen

    Interests: Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Eliza Allen United States, FL, Alford

    Interests: Cover Crops

    Ahmed Abdallah Netherlands, Provincie Gelderland, Nijmegen

    Interests: Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Farmpally Free Agropreneur Promotions

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    At Farmpally.com, we're helping farmers to keep documents of their farm activities, showcasing them and helping them to market their produce and seedlings to other farmers. This comes at NO COSTS
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    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

    Cattle Group

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    A group dedicated to all things cattle!
    Interest: Beef Cattle

    Biological Control

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    A group to share and discuss all topics related to biological pest control. Ask questions, share experiences and more!
    Interest: Cotton, Peanuts, Specialty/Vegetable

    Ag Talk With The Ag Doc

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    All things agronomy! Get the latest news, research, and interviews with leaders in the world of agriculture. Hosted by Dr. Curtis Livesay, CCA, of Dynamite Ag.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    AgFunder

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    An online investment marketplace and daily news service covering the technologies and innovations shaping the agriculture markets globally.
    Interest: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Cotton News

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    A group dedicated to all things cotton!
    Interest: Cotton, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Carolina Irrigation Solutions

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    Valley Center Pivot Irrigation Company in Hartsville, SC.
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    Poultry Farming

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

  • Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    By selling through the blockchain, farmers living in all types of economies, from developing to post-industrial, have the opportunity to increase their sales and profit margins, while enhancing food safety... For example, Edwin highlighted the FoodCoin Ecosystem and its thriving 1000EcoFarms platform, which allow small farms to market directly to consumers. Unlike the Internet, blockchain technology does not allow for participants to hide in obscurity, but actually brings greater transparency to each transaction... 21st Century Farmers Increase Revenues with Smart(er) ContractsUp until now, as Edwin explained, globalization has allowed massive corporations to leverage their economies of scale and “push the small and medium-scale producers and processors” out of local markets, both in the US and abroad. Family farmers across America know well just how small the community has grown in the past century...

    Role of the Virtual marketplace in facilitating trade challenges

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published 7 months ago

    It is basically a non-physical bazaar that exists in spatial digital dimensions and provides one-click access to sellers and interested buyers... The superiority of the virtual marketplace over an e-commerce website can be understood from the fact that it totally eliminates the overhead costs for vendors such as designing and maintenance of the website, paying hosting fees, accounting software and burdens of ensuring secure payments. A virtual marketplace has it all... This has led to many virtual markets to develop a mobile app that virtually puts the whole range of vendors into customer’s pocket... The importance of virtual marketing place can be seen from the fact that Amazon has started delivering organic fruits and vegetables in 2017 and in the same year Toys R US has filed for bankruptcy in 2018 and announced the closure of their stores all across USA and UK...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How the small Farmer can Acquire more Farms using Leverage.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    Going Private and Leveraged BuyoutGoing private refers to the transformation of a public corporation into a privately held firm. A leveraged buyout (LBO), financed largely by borrowing, is the acquisition of the stock or assets of a public company by a small group of investors. The buying group may be sponsored by buyout specialists or by investment bankers... In the so-called reverse LBOs, returns to the shareholders (who now included the key personnel) were in the 50 to 60 percent range. For the small agricultural farmer, this is an excellent strategy as I myself have always been adamant about the term Growth through Acquisition...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Beef Cattle, Soybeans

    This Earth Day, let us remember those who are actually In The Arena

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    Farmers seem to be easy targets these days. We are bad because we grow GMO crops (so that we can spray less pesticides) and we are bad when we spray our crops with pesticides (but it’s non-GMO!)... However, for those of us who are actually “in the arena”, we know the truth about what we do and the impacts (both good and bad) our farming practices have on the earth... The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat... Cover crops, no-till, crop system diversity, variable rate fertilizing, even GMOs (yes GMOs!) are all contributing towards a sustainable farming industry...

    Ag Health and Safety Alliance

    By David Sullivan Ag Safety

    Published 4 months ago

    We are an international nonprofit organization, registered in the US and Canada, that focuses on health and safety for the next generation of agriculture We collect this data via a survey completed by students. With our international standardized survey we can now compare students from US, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Sweden. Doing our part to help protect the most noble industry on this planet. ...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

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

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry... These paradigms consider tractors, front end loaders, and other devices as superior or more technically skilled work than manual labor... From there, the 60s saw the introduction of the motorbike, “drastically reducing the time required to perform tasks... Despite the fact that Joel disagreed with technology being the sole answer to on-farm challenges, he did point out its uses in marketing, complying with food supply chain regulations, and navigating “financial transactions and legalities, intricacies of liability insurance, health insurance, etc... ”Tech-Savvy Farm Labor is Here to StayWhile farming has always been a career for the “resourceful and mechanically handy,” as John put it, “as technology increases, there is a need for an increased capability to work with software, e...

    How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    5 bushelsPlanting corn after corn usually results in a yield hit in the subsequent corn crop. While Russell Hedrick didn’t intend for his yield-winning corn to follow corn — most of his farm is in a corn-soybean rotation, occasionally with some small grains — it proved just how beneficial cover crops can be in a mono-cropping situation... His intention with the small grains was to sequester carbon, build soil organic matter, suppress weeds and improve the soil’s water retention as well as water infiltration rates, while the legumes were used for balancing the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio... Typically a farmer would have to apply 320 units of nitrogen to achieve those kinds of yields, but Hedrick only applied 140 units, adding that the stalk nitrate samples they pulled after harvest indicated they could’ve gone with as little as 100 units... “Those cover crops coming into the equation have really helped us with our profitability...

    Celebrate national dairy month with Nationwide

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published 3 months ago

    Celebrate national dairy month by creating a safe dairy operation This June, dairy leaders, farmers and communities from across America will celebrate National Dairy Month. What began 76 years ago as a way to stabilize dairy demand when production was at a surplus, has evolved into an annual traditional of celebrating the important contributions of the dairy industry. While we take time to honor the dairy producers in our communities, Nationwide encourages producers to mark the occasion by considering the safety of their operations... The checklist covers:Buildings and structuresAnimal facilitiesElectricalFire protectionFuels and chemicalsMachinery and farm equipmentTo get you started, here are a few safety tips from each category:Buildings and structuresKeep doors and gates to hazardous areas closed and securedProtect outside ramps and steps to prevent rain or other liquids from freezingTest backup generators regularlyMake first aid kits available and post emergency numbers in every building Animal facilitiesTrain employees on the safe operation of power crowd gates and entry/exit gatesEnsure fences, gates and other confining devices are in good working orderDon't allow children to play in or around barns, pens or feedlotsElectricalMake sure electrical panel covers are in place on circuit breaker boxes, junction boxes and control panels to prevent dust accumulation and exposure to weatherEnsure workers know the locations of the electrical main, gas and water valves and release valves for hot water heatersUse electrical connections in dry areas onlyFire protectionInstall a 10-pound or larger ABC (all-purpose) fire extinguisher in all buildings and barnsPut in place a maintenance schedule for checking fire extinguishersEquip individual ventilation fans in each building with their own circuits and current safety devices... Fuels/ChemicalsProperly label fuel storage tanks to show contentsLocate fuel/chemical tanks at least 25 feet from any farm buildingPut in place a documented plan for disposing of empty containers or leftover chemicalsMachinery/Farm equipmentInspect all power equipment for proper shielding and guardingRequire all drivers and passengers to wear seatbelts while operating trucks and carsKeep children and non-workers off of and away from machinery and wagonsCreating more safety on your dairy operation is really something to celebrate during National Dairy Month! For more safety information for your dairy, talk to your Nationwide Agribusiness farm agent...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 1 month ago

    While it only makes up a small percentage of most soils, the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) says it’s the “very foundation for healthy and productive soils” — and the more organic matter there is, the better the results... One percent of organic matter in the top 6 inches of soil holds approximately 27,000 gallons of water per acre... With the region’s warm temperatures and high rainfall, conventional wisdom has always suggested that the challenge to increase soil organic matter would require an enormous effort for the farmer... The key to increasing organic matter, he says, is to follow and implement the NRCS’ principles of soil health — with the foundation of that strategy focused on growing a diverse mix of cover crops when land would otherwise be fallow. Minimize soil disturbanceThe first principle is to minimize physical, chemical and biological disturbance to the soil, Kloot says, recalling Dakota Lakes Research Farm research manager Dwayne Beck’s comment that “tillage is a catastrophic event in the soil...

    Amending vs. Fertilizing

    By Accidental Agronomist

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    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... While it seems like a no-brainer for the seasoned farmer, I have found all too often that basics can be overlooked... Is a soil test the end all be all to a fertility program – no... Getting testing done before fall gives you the time needed to make critical decisions regarding amending and fertilizing, ultimately helping you to get the most financially and environmentally from your fertility program... Typically we are growing crops that require a different set of parameters such as pH...

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    1 years, 4 months ago

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