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  • Rodney Michael United States, SC, Society Hill

    Business Title: Treely
    Job Title: Farmer, Landowner, Ag Investor, Other Ag Professional, Founder
    About: Family Man / Entrepreneur
    Interests: Ag Policy, Organic Row Crops, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness, Farmland and Real Estate, Fishing, Apps, Precision Agriculture, Ag Commentary, News, Farm Management, Operating a Farm, Tools, Conservation Easements, Conservation Plans, Cover Crops, NRCS, Hemp, Orchard Crops, Organic Specialty Crops, Tree Nuts, Vegetables, Homesteading, Hunting, Tobacco

    Cover Crop Corner: Part 2 Cover Crop Economics: Long-term gains through holistic improvements

    By Feed the Soil, Feed the World

    Published Oct 13 

    In part two of this two-part series on the economics of cover crops, we explore how a holistic approach to taking care of resources comes with long-term gains. By GO SEEDThere are no “quick fixes” when it comes to the health of soils, the benefits take more than overnight to show up. While it takes time and deliberate care to learn how to enhance resources holistically within your own system, the general principles are relatively simple and can be significant cost savings. “Soil is the natural capital of the land,” explains Dr Shannon Cappellazzi, GO Seed Director of Research... “This provides a positive feedback cycle by allowing the organisms to be better at their jobs and build even better intricate underground architecture which enhance the soil’s ability to perform the functions we need as a society and as agricultural producers...

    Categories: Conservation Plans, Cover Crops, Farm Management

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    Andy Phillips United States, AL, Valley Head

    Business Title: Eagle View Farm
    Job Title: Manager
    Interests: Agribusiness, Timber

    Mattie Hill United States, NY, Bronxville

    Business Title: Mattie Hill Farms
    Job Title: Agricultural Engineer
    About: An Agricultural Engineer, Consultant, Realtor and Investor who's interest is to contribute positively in Agriculture by improving technologies to boost food production and ensure food safety. Hit me up for further details
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Phillip Neal United States, OH, Troy

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Ag Policy

    Phillip Davidson United States, GA, Dallas

    Interests: Poultry, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber

    Sarah Hill United States, SD, Arlington

    Interests: Beef, Dairy, Ag Policy, Marketing, Agribusiness

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  • Rodney Michael United States, SC, Society Hill

    Business Title: Treely
    Job Title: Farmer, Landowner, Ag Investor, Other Ag Professional, Founder
    About: Family Man / Entrepreneur
    Interests: Ag Policy, Organic Row Crops, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness, Farmland and Real Estate, Fishing, Apps, Precision Agriculture, Ag Commentary, News, Farm Management, Operating a Farm, Tools, Conservation Easements, Conservation Plans, Cover Crops, NRCS, Hemp, Orchard Crops, Organic Specialty Crops, Tree Nuts, Vegetables, Homesteading, Hunting, Tobacco

    Andy Phillips United States, AL, Valley Head

    Business Title: Eagle View Farm
    Job Title: Manager
    Interests: Agribusiness, Timber

    Mattie Hill United States, NY, Bronxville

    Business Title: Mattie Hill Farms
    Job Title: Agricultural Engineer
    About: An Agricultural Engineer, Consultant, Realtor and Investor who's interest is to contribute positively in Agriculture by improving technologies to boost food production and ensure food safety. Hit me up for further details
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Phillip Neal United States, OH, Troy

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Ag Policy

    Phillip Davidson United States, GA, Dallas

    Interests: Poultry, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber

    Sarah Hill United States, SD, Arlington

    Interests: Beef, Dairy, Ag Policy, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Lacy Hiller

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  • Cover Crop Corner: Part 2 Cover Crop Economics: Long-term gains through holistic improvements

    By Feed the Soil, Feed the World

    Published Oct 13 

    In part two of this two-part series on the economics of cover crops, we explore how a holistic approach to taking care of resources comes with long-term gains. By GO SEEDThere are no “quick fixes” when it comes to the health of soils, the benefits take more than overnight to show up. While it takes time and deliberate care to learn how to enhance resources holistically within your own system, the general principles are relatively simple and can be significant cost savings. “Soil is the natural capital of the land,” explains Dr Shannon Cappellazzi, GO Seed Director of Research... “This provides a positive feedback cycle by allowing the organisms to be better at their jobs and build even better intricate underground architecture which enhance the soil’s ability to perform the functions we need as a society and as agricultural producers...

    Categories: Conservation Plans, Cover Crops, Farm Management

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    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... Currently, the main producers for pineapples are Thailand, the Phillipines, Brazil, China and Mexico...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Vegetables

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    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Updated Dec 30, 2019 

    Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Why Your TCOP Matters How to Calculate Your TCOP Part 2: Take the Emotions Out of Your Marketing Plan Why You Need a Plan How to Create a Marketing Matrix How to Determine Your Marketable Inventory How to Use a Marketing Matrix Why You Need an Accountability Partner Part 3: Replace Dead Assets What Are Dead Assets? What Are Productive Assets? Part 4: Manage Your Cash Flow Conversion Cycle What a Cash Flow Conversion Cycle Is How to Speed Up Incoming Flows How to Postpone Outgoing Flows How to Minimize Paying Interest Part 5: Start Using Cover Crops. . . And Get Paid To Do It Why Cover Crops Make Sense How to Obtain Funding Part 6: Take Your Own Soil Samples Why You Should Get Your Own Sampler Who Else You Can Get Consultations From How This Approach Helps You Save Part 7: Bid Out Inputs Why You Should Be In Contact With Multiple Dealers What the Ground Rules Are For Getting Multiple Bids Part 8: Manage Your Fields By Zone How to Create Productivity Zones How to Use Productivity Zones How the Management System Affects Profits Part 9: Focus on Efficiency Over Growth Why Efficiency Matters More Than Size How to Increase Revenue How to Reduce Costs How Increased Efficiency Can Lead to Scaling Part 10: Know Your Optimal Scale... If the special terms make your item cost more or include hidden interest, then run for the hills...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

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    Variable-Rating Fertilizer: Does It Pay Off?

    By Laura Barrera

    Updated May 12, 2020 

    For growers who are trying to follow the “4Rs” of nutrient stewardship — applying the right fertilizer source at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place, as set forth by The Fertilizer Institute — variable-rate technology (VRT) can help them tackle two of the four, as it can determine the right rate and the right place based on prescription maps. Unfortunately, it doesn’t guarantee those benefits will provide a return on investment. Consider a study conducted in North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota from 2000-2003, where fields were divided so that nitrogen fertilizer was either variable-rated or applied uniformly. As the North Dakota State University (NDSU) article explains, using nitrogen fertilizer recommendations at the time and variable-rate applying it on a zone approach provided no economic advantage over the uniform rate... In that 2000-2003 study the NDSU article referenced, researchers found areas on lower slopes with higher soil organic matter in Montana did not respond to nitrogen, while “lower-yielding areas on hilltops and eroded slopes required more nitrogen per productive bushel than previously expected...

    Categories: Precision Agriculture

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    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018 

    What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant... The way AMF works, Cahill explains, is that they grow inside the plant’s roots, and in exchange for sugar from the plant, the hyphae — the threadlike filaments of the fungi — capture water and nutrients in the soil for the plant. While this symbiotic relationship is often seen and discussed as a benefit to crop production, Cahill and Hart warn that’s not always the case... Cahill notes that part of the reason mycorrhizae may help with crop protection is because the AMF are already living in the plant... When Mycorrhizae Becomes ParasiticWhile AMF can provide many benefits for plants, Cahill says that in some situations the relationship can be parasitic...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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    What Agribusiness Data Can and Can't Tell You

    By Marjorie Valin

    Published Aug 2 

    In agribusiness, big data means collecting everything. The temperature of the air as you plant, the moisture of the kernel as you harvest, the exact coordinate of each weed you find; it all gets absorbed into the digital cloud, analyzed, and processed. The end result is that we know what seeds grow the best in different conditions, statistically speaking. However, this can lead to homogenized recommendations... Data has become agribusiness' greatest asset and its Achilles heel...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture

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    House Agriculture Hearing Echoes NCBA Push for More Hook Space | North American Ag

    By North American Ag

    Published Aug 2 

    The U. S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a hearing to examine urgent challenges within the beef supply chain. After hearing testimony from agriculture economists, land-grant university faculty, and cattle industry stakeholders, many members of Congress echoed the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's (NCBA) longstanding call to expand processing capacity...  The continued momentum we are seeing on expanding processing capacity, both on Capitol Hill and at USDA, is a positive sign...

    Categories: Beef

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    What The Intelligent Investor Can Teach Us About Farming

    By The Crossover

    Published Apr 20, 2018 

    The Intelligent Investor, a book by Benjamin Graham, is widely considered to be the best book on value investing ever written. The book (and it's author) had a profound effect on the way people think about investing. Graham was extremely influential to many titans in the world of investing. ... Buffett has explained compounding using a vivid image of rolling a wet snowball down a really long snowy hill...

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    How Feasible is Organic Corn?

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Published Aug 14, 2020 

    Organic corn is both economically viable and technically feasible. Even though organic corn yield is 32% lesser, the prices are double that of conventional corn, guaranteeing attractive returns on investment (ROI) to growers. Moreover, there is growing technical information available to advise organic corn production. Growing Demand for Organic CornThe demand for organic corn is expected to grow globally at a CAGR of 1. 9% and amount to 1170 million USD by 2026...

    Categories: Corn, Organic Row Crops

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    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Apr 4, 2018 

    The rampant deforestation of the Amazon began in the 1970s when the government of Brazil determined they needed to build over 9,000 miles of roads help integrate the rainforest with the populated bordering areas. As the deeper parts of the rainforest became accessible, development of these lands became possible, and once begun, continued at an alarming rate. Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy. In the beginning, no one was aware of the disastrous environmental consequences of destroying the forest often described as “the lungs of the Earth... Current MOJ Torquato Jardim has taken an even harsher stance, stating the indigenous people need to be “assimilated with civil society” and that there is a “need to make the land useful...

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  • Posted By Rodney Michael
    Jun 8 

    My family is bringing this ole' place back to life, plan to open later this year. Society Hill General Store lands the former Coker & Rogers building, built in 1832.
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    Posted By Rodney Michael
    Feb 23 

    We found this Coker Pedigreed Seed Company, "Coker Cottons for 1945", in the Coker & Rogers Store building, Society Hill.  Very cool!
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    Posted By Rodney Michael
    Sep 29, 2020 

    Saw this today in the former Coker & Roger's Store, Society Hill SC... had a date of 1985.

    #Blenheim #BlenheimGingerAle

    #SocietyHill

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    Posted By Rodney Michael
    Updated Oct 15 

    Enjoy following vertical farming.. I set a goal to build one in 2022 in an old building in Society Hill SC.  Just curious anyone in Agfuse land doing verticals?

    https://www.inc.com/magazine/202110/bill-saporito/vertical-urban-farming-future-agriculture-startup.html

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    Posted By Rodney Michael
    Sep 14 

    Congrats to all, and to our team at Help For Landowners - "The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded SC State University 1890 Research & Extension a $750,000 grant to help socially disadvantaged farmers, ranchers and veterans in South Carolina start their own agriculture businesses.
    Beginning ag entrepreneurs will receive hands-on training, educational resources and peer-to-peer mentorship through innovative strategic partnerships with Morning Glory Homestead Farms (St. Helena Island, S.C.), Help For Landowners (Society Hill, S.C.) and National National Veteran Agriculture Association (Gray Court, S.C.).
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    Posted By Mark Smith
    Mar 31 

    #AgHistory

    Farming, at it's core, is about taking nutrients from elsewhere, and relocating these elements to the farm so that something can be grown in order that people can eventually consume the products that in turn contain these elements. Pretty basic. To that end, if we look at farming as logistics, we have to consider the soil as the primary "logistics node". As populations grow, they will eventually outstrip the carrying capacity of of a particular plot of ground (exceed the logistical capacity of that particular node). Poor practices will certainly outstrip them sooner. Historically, even the native Americans consumed the fertility of their ground, forcing them to move maize crops elsewhere. Connecticut Governor John Winthrop published in the 'Philosophical Transactions' of the Royal Society of London in 1678 that where the "...ground is bad or worn out..." the Indians used to put 2 or 3 fishes beneath or adjacent to each corn hill (about 6 inches high and 3-4 seeds each hill). Historically, it would be incorrect to say that the only cause of worn out soil (especially since it is a burgeoning field of study) is modern farming practices. Some practices certainly are more detrimental than others, but as the native Americans in Colonial times understood, there is still a limit as to what a specific plot of ground can produce. Interestingly, most of us in agriculture have heard of the three sisters, and have even seen cartoons with a native American placing a fish in the soil, yet failed to connect the dots as to WHY it was placed there in the first place.

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    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Updated Jul 2 

    "@Monica Pape, 'The Accidental Agronomist,' is an Army spouse who works with farmers across the country giving them a better understanding of their soil tests to help them implement sensible fertilization and management plans that produce higher yielding crops while saving money and being environmentally responsible. Attendees are invited to bring their current soil tests for brief consultation with Monica during the workshop."

    https://www.troopstotractors.org/event-details/hope-hill-lavender-farm-august-7-2021

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    Posted By Hydro Hose
    Mar 24 

    How to Make Fermented Chicken Feed
    Fermenting chicken feed is an easy and inexpensive way to improve the nutritional value of your chickens food, leading to overall better health -- and quality of eggs! It takes very little supplies and time to do. Come learn how!
    Prep Time: 5 mins Fermentation Time: 3 d
    Equipment
    Large glass jar, mixing bowl, bucket, or other container (BPA-free preferred)
    Ingredients
    1-2 servings chicken feed of choice
    Instructions
    Add enough chicken feed to the container for one or two days servings for your flock.
    1: Pour dechlorinated or filtered water over the top of the feed. Add enough so that the feed is fully submerged and has a couple inches of room to expand. (If needed, simply leave a glass of city tap water out at room temperature overnight to allow the chlorine to dissipate.)
    2: Cover the top of the container with a loose-fitting lid, plate, or other makeshift lid. It doesn't need to be air tight.
    3: Set the container in a location with moderate temperatures for three to four days to ferment (such as out on the counter, in the garage, etc).
    4: Check and stir it each day. Add additional water if the feed has absorbed it all.
    5: After 3 to 4 days (our chickens prefer day 3) give them the fermented feed. If it hasn't absorbed all of the water, you can either drain it off and discard, or reserve the liquid to jump start a new batch of fermented feed.
    6: Repeat as desired, and develop a schedule. Since it takes a few days to ferment, some folks start staggered batches every day (put a date on the container!) in order to have a finished batch of fermented feed available at all times.

    https://homesteadandchill.com/fermented-chicken-feed/
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    Posted By Sam Carter
    Apr 17, 2020 

    https://thomascountyag.com/2020/04/08/silverleaf-whitefly-management-begins-now-phillip-roberts/
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    Posted By Rodney Michael
    Sep 16 

    Big pivot in the works at PepsiCo - "reducing sugar and sodium.. a major transformation for our business", and the plan supports regenerative agriculture practices.

    https://www.foodingredientsfirst.com/news/pepsico-launches-pep-to-promote-planet-society-health-regenerative-agriculture-and-circular-packaging.html

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