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  • Starting from Scratch - How Beginning Farmers can Break Ground

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Sep 9, 2018

    Despite the fact that there is near-guaranteed job security, thanks to booming population growth, many beginning farmers face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to bringing a product to market. In this article, we’re going to cover how young farmers can start from the ground up, even if they don’t come from a family of farmers. Informing this subject is Jason Silverman, the Massachusetts Field Agent of Land For Good, and Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm. Jason’s experience as a first generation farmer, and as an agent connecting farmers with resources, balances well with Joel’s, who took over the family farm, and has since mentored scores of intern cohorts... By not “getting in over their heads at first, even if it means a backyard garden and a flock of chickens,” beginning farmers can continue to grow their skills and work towards a future of farming...

    Categories: Agribusiness

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

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today. 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. 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... Compost still grows grass; chickens still like fly larvae... At Polyface Farms, Joel will “take the guy who can move 5,000 chickens in 60 minutes with nothing more than a hand dolly over the technocrat...

    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. Balancing a post and beam, lime plaster home construction project against caretaking goats and chickens, while juggling four human kids to boot, left the Keenans with little time for their personal lives. So, the family turned to the outside world for help. As a recent college grad excited about farming, I responded to their advertisement, and soon found my way to the delightful Keenan homestead. For eight hours a day (tea breaks aside - we were in The Wirral, afterall), I helped the Keenans build their future home, steward their livestock, and even watched their children...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Aug 17, 2018

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court. Thomas Benton was being sued for “erecting a hogstye so near the house of the plaintiff that the air thereof was corrupted. ” In common language, the pigs stank, making it impossible for Aldred to enjoy his home which, in his words, had become “unbearable to live in... If a person moves next door to an existing farm, and after a few months, determines they can’t stand the smell of chickens then they are unable to bring a suit... Many people live their lives never setting foot on a farm to see what it takes for a farmer to raise the cows, chickens and pigs...

    Categories: Hogs

    Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Agriculture Industry

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 21, 2019

    Application of blockchain technologyThe term blockchain has yielded much attention in many industries in the last 10 years. The emergence of blockchain is due to the lack of trusted system in the market. It has been used in various industries such as finance, logistics, retail, energy, health, education and more. However, the common use of blockchain is found in the finance sector. In short, blockchain is a system linked in a peer-to-peer network maintained across several computers that records transaction made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

    Melinda Jordy United States, NV, Sparks

    Business Title: Delicious Cluckers
    About: I raise chickens & quail. I write a blog looking to learn and make more friends.
    Interests: Corn, Peanuts, Wheat, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Irrigation, Marketing

    Casey And Adam Luck United States, VA, Spotsylvania

    About: We are a small family farm. We have been gardening for years and this year branched out to include chickens and bees. Currently looking into expanding with goats as well.
    Interests: Corn, Peanuts, Specialty/Vegetable, Dairy, Poultry, Cover Crops, Organic

    Terry Siegfried United States, SD, Newell

    Business Title: Bear Butte Boers
    About: Retired military. Raising goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, maybe a pig or three, and other edible animals and vegetation, too. We also have horses in case we run out of things to do.
    Interests: Poultry, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Grass, Meat Goat

    Poultry Farming

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

  • Melinda Jordy United States, NV, Sparks

    Business Title: Delicious Cluckers
    About: I raise chickens & quail. I write a blog looking to learn and make more friends.
    Interests: Corn, Peanuts, Wheat, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Irrigation, Marketing

    Casey And Adam Luck United States, VA, Spotsylvania

    About: We are a small family farm. We have been gardening for years and this year branched out to include chickens and bees. Currently looking into expanding with goats as well.
    Interests: Corn, Peanuts, Specialty/Vegetable, Dairy, Poultry, Cover Crops, Organic

    Terry Siegfried United States, SD, Newell

    Business Title: Bear Butte Boers
    About: Retired military. Raising goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, maybe a pig or three, and other edible animals and vegetation, too. We also have horses in case we run out of things to do.
    Interests: Poultry, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Grass, Meat Goat

  • Poultry Farming

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

  • Starting from Scratch - How Beginning Farmers can Break Ground

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Sep 9, 2018

    Despite the fact that there is near-guaranteed job security, thanks to booming population growth, many beginning farmers face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to bringing a product to market. In this article, we’re going to cover how young farmers can start from the ground up, even if they don’t come from a family of farmers. Informing this subject is Jason Silverman, the Massachusetts Field Agent of Land For Good, and Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm. Jason’s experience as a first generation farmer, and as an agent connecting farmers with resources, balances well with Joel’s, who took over the family farm, and has since mentored scores of intern cohorts... By not “getting in over their heads at first, even if it means a backyard garden and a flock of chickens,” beginning farmers can continue to grow their skills and work towards a future of farming...

    Categories: Agribusiness

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

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today. 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. 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... Compost still grows grass; chickens still like fly larvae... At Polyface Farms, Joel will “take the guy who can move 5,000 chickens in 60 minutes with nothing more than a hand dolly over the technocrat...

    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. Balancing a post and beam, lime plaster home construction project against caretaking goats and chickens, while juggling four human kids to boot, left the Keenans with little time for their personal lives. So, the family turned to the outside world for help. As a recent college grad excited about farming, I responded to their advertisement, and soon found my way to the delightful Keenan homestead. For eight hours a day (tea breaks aside - we were in The Wirral, afterall), I helped the Keenans build their future home, steward their livestock, and even watched their children...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Aug 17, 2018

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court. Thomas Benton was being sued for “erecting a hogstye so near the house of the plaintiff that the air thereof was corrupted. ” In common language, the pigs stank, making it impossible for Aldred to enjoy his home which, in his words, had become “unbearable to live in... If a person moves next door to an existing farm, and after a few months, determines they can’t stand the smell of chickens then they are unable to bring a suit... Many people live their lives never setting foot on a farm to see what it takes for a farmer to raise the cows, chickens and pigs...

    Categories: Hogs

    Benefits of Blockchain Technology in Agriculture Industry

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 21, 2019

    Application of blockchain technologyThe term blockchain has yielded much attention in many industries in the last 10 years. The emergence of blockchain is due to the lack of trusted system in the market. It has been used in various industries such as finance, logistics, retail, energy, health, education and more. However, the common use of blockchain is found in the finance sector. In short, blockchain is a system linked in a peer-to-peer network maintained across several computers that records transaction made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag

  • 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 Gregory Heilers
    Jun 10, 2018

    This is a great point, Mark. I totally agree that trade skills are "endangered." The stereotypical "farm laborer" certainly possesses some of these skills, and I appreciate your point that outsourcing those is very costly.

    On the farm I have most recent experience working on, my dad's lucky to have a wonderful jack of all trades. This man has his own shop a dozen miles from the farm, where he can repair almost any malfunctioning machinery, and he just charges the $20/hr he does for any other work on farm. That same work done in town would cost significantly more, plus you'd need to add time and fuel costs for loading, hauling, and unloading the equipment - both ways.

    I think Joel Salatin was also, in part, speaking to your point when he mentioned that he'd “take the guy who can move 5,000 chickens in 60 minutes with nothing more than a hand dolly over the technocrat.” The quote taken out of context doesn't perfectly align, but I believe the sentiment is similar.

    I appreciate your thoughts, and the fact that you are bringing a wealth of expertise to an industry that certainly will benefit from it!

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Apr 23, 2018

    https://www.theaccidentalagronomist.com/news/2018/4/23/ag-101-week-17

    Posted By Poultry Farming
    Jun 13, 2018

    https://www.agriculture.com/markets/newswire/focus-chinas-poultry-giant-goes-to-lab-in-quest-for-meatier-chickens

    Posted By Poultry Farming
    5 minutes ago

    https://www.agriculture.com/podcast/living-the-country-life-radio/keeping-chickens-out-of-trees

    Posted By Poultry Farming
    Apr 13

    https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/chicken-company-to-cull-birds-as-processing-capacity-plummets

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    Dec 31, 2019

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-to-source-farm-interns

    EU Call for Proposals: Supporting the Food Safety Systems of the Future

    Proposals shall aim at developing a research and innovation platform for collaboration and coordination across food safety stakeholders in Europe. Actions shall engage key stakeholders such as National Food Safety Authorities, relevant EU Agencies, Commission Services, policy makers, scientists and civil society with the objectives to: i) map the state of play in food safety research and innovation in the different Member States and Associated Countries; ii) strengthen research and innovation capacity to ensure that Europe continues to be the global leader on food safety standards; iii) exchange of knowledge and data across the scientific community and policy actors including relevant EU Agencies; iv) improve coherence and reduce the overlap between national and EU funding in Food safety research. v) develop innovative approaches to communicate both on food safety research and innovation as well as on risk assessment procedures in the area of food safety in a manner that citizens are properly informed and engaged in taking into account gender aspects, thus contributing to boosting consumers' confidence on the evidence-base for food safety systems and vi) explore avenues for long-term science- policy-society interfaces.

    Application Deadline: 22 January 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time

    Illustration Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) agricultural engineers Yud-Ren Chen (left) and Keving Chao make adjustments to a prototype line-scan multispectral imaging system for food safety inspection of chickens. (credits: U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    Posted By Poultry Farming
    Oct 17, 2019

    https://www.agriculture.com/farm-management/farm-land/chic-coops-for-backyard-chickens-1

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    Sep 11, 2019

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-to-source-farm-interns