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  • Unity College Sustainable Agriculture

    Private
    Unofficial Network of Unity College (Maine) Sustainable Agriculture Students and Alumni. Email using your Unity College email address (...@unity.edu) for access.
    Interest: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Farm Community Announcements & Insights

    Public
    Here’s a place to spread the word concerning announcements that the whole ag community may be interested in.
    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

    Debby Cochran United States, WA, Woodland

    Business Title: Q Family Farm
    Job Title: Community Developer
    Interests: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness, Long Grasses For Weaving, Beekeeping, Sheep, Pasture Grasses

    Mark Smith United States, ME, Unity

    Business Title: DirigoAg, LLC
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Hemp, Soil, Water

    Nirvana Cable Tanzania, Arusha, Arusha

    Business Title: Community Wealth Foundry
    Job Title: Safari Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness

    The Story of AgFuse

    By Pat Rogers

    Published 5 months ago

    In July of 2014, I sat in the audience on the last day of the InfoAg Conference in St Louis. It was my first major farm conference trip outside of somewhat local events that had been put on near my home in the Carolinas. Frankly, my mind was blown with this experience... By attending that conference, I was afforded the opportunity to hear some of the smartest minds in agriculture speak on and demonstrate how precision farming was going to change the industry as we knew it... ” A new user goes online, joins AgFuse, sets up their profile and can begin to enjoy the benefits of interacting with our community...

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 2 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... ”She’s also concerned about the effects these products may have on non-target species, pointing out that there have been studies where this particular fungus has occluded every other fungus in the community...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    20 Years Later: What Roundup Ready Crops Taught Us About Weed Management

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 4 months ago

    It’s been over two decades since the first Roundup Ready crops were planted in commercial fields. At the time of introduction, the technology was revolutionary for farmers, who found a highly effective and convenient chemistry to control a broad spectrum of weeds. Roundup Ready corn and soybeans quickly became the norm in fields across the United States, and as a result, application of glyphosate increased dramatically... The agricultural community certainly made mistakes with the introduction and use of Roundup Ready technology... We’ve essentially been given a do-over with this new technology, and we shouldn’t take this opportunity for granted...

  • Debby Cochran United States, WA, Woodland

    Business Title: Q Family Farm
    Job Title: Community Developer
    Interests: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness, Long Grasses For Weaving, Beekeeping, Sheep, Pasture Grasses

    Mark Smith United States, ME, Unity

    Business Title: DirigoAg, LLC
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Hemp, Soil, Water

    Nirvana Cable Tanzania, Arusha, Arusha

    Business Title: Community Wealth Foundry
    Job Title: Safari Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness

  • Unity College Sustainable Agriculture

    Private
    Unofficial Network of Unity College (Maine) Sustainable Agriculture Students and Alumni. Email using your Unity College email address (...@unity.edu) for access.
    Interest: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Farm Community Announcements & Insights

    Public
    Here’s a place to spread the word concerning announcements that the whole ag community may be interested in.
    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

    AgNet West Radio Network

    Public
    California\'s real farm radio, providing current, relevant, and interesting agriculture news. We are proud to serve the agriculture community. AgNet West is based in California.
    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

    FarmLead

    Public
    FarmLead is a digital marketplace that offers farmers the opportunity to engage in grain marketing online or from mobile devices. Grains buyers and sellers can list, negotiate and finalize grain deals
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • The Story of AgFuse

    By Pat Rogers

    Published 5 months ago

    In July of 2014, I sat in the audience on the last day of the InfoAg Conference in St Louis. It was my first major farm conference trip outside of somewhat local events that had been put on near my home in the Carolinas. Frankly, my mind was blown with this experience... By attending that conference, I was afforded the opportunity to hear some of the smartest minds in agriculture speak on and demonstrate how precision farming was going to change the industry as we knew it... ” A new user goes online, joins AgFuse, sets up their profile and can begin to enjoy the benefits of interacting with our community...

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 2 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... ”She’s also concerned about the effects these products may have on non-target species, pointing out that there have been studies where this particular fungus has occluded every other fungus in the community...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    20 Years Later: What Roundup Ready Crops Taught Us About Weed Management

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 4 months ago

    It’s been over two decades since the first Roundup Ready crops were planted in commercial fields. At the time of introduction, the technology was revolutionary for farmers, who found a highly effective and convenient chemistry to control a broad spectrum of weeds. Roundup Ready corn and soybeans quickly became the norm in fields across the United States, and as a result, application of glyphosate increased dramatically... The agricultural community certainly made mistakes with the introduction and use of Roundup Ready technology... We’ve essentially been given a do-over with this new technology, and we shouldn’t take this opportunity for granted...

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 8 months ago

    Technology has been an integral part of agriculture since at least 5,000 years ago, documented through the use of ploughs in ancient Sumeria... 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... Family farmers across America know well just how small the community has grown in the past century... Blockchain technology could streamline harvests, and distributionAgriLedger, a mobile app run by charitable trust AgUnity, is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals... ”Ag Unity uses funds from partner NGOs to provide farmers with free smartphones pre-installed with AgriLedger...

    21st Century American Ag: Sourcing Successors and Finding Farmland

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 5 months ago

    ” He considered service “the number one criterion for finding opportunity... The kind of passion and faithfulness you exhibit has everything to do with tomorrow’s opportunity. ” Joel Salatin's advice to young farmers: dig in with a passion - reap the rewards later Overcome Financial Barriers with Community Support That is right in line with Jason’s experience, both as a young, first generation farmer, and as an agent helping those for whom “the cost of land and infrastructure often limits the scale of their farming enterprise. ” Jason found that “community support isn't a problem in New England… but, financial ability can be difficult... If both parties have a high trust level and a heart to truly serve the other, there is an opportunity for success...

    Too many farmer's markets?

    By John Moody

    Published 7 months ago

    As I mentioned a few weeks back, some segments of ag are in the midst of challenges and changes. CSAs (community supported agriculture) are one area... These curb markets consisted of local farmers and merchants setting up their wagons on the curb of the streets and selling their goods to the community... “The decline in sales is, arguably, one result of the contemporary farmers market, which has evolved to meet the needs of a new generation of shoppers who view these outdoor markets as more a lifestyle choice than an opportunity to support local agriculture... Other farmers have found opportunity growing at larger scales for grocery stores or similar merchants, especially those who have sorted out how to do substantial season extension...

    How Bacillus mucilaginosus can Prevent drought in the summer?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 6 months ago

    When it comes to drought prevention,everyone thinks that they may need more watering. Now,there is a better way that we can use microbiological fertilizers like Bacillus mucilaginosus to prevent drought. The reason is that:Bacillus mucilaginosus is also called silicate bacteria,it has strong potassium-dissolving ability,which is selected from the roots of crops and produced by industrial fermentation with a specific medium. Through its life activities in the soil,it increases the supply of plant nutrient elements,stimulates crop growth,inhibits harmful microbial activity,and has a strong effect of increasing production... Silicate bacteria grow and reproduce in the soil, and decompose insoluble minerals such as metasilicates in the soil, allowing plants to take in large amounts of silicon from the soil, thereby making the wax layer of plants thicker and improving the plant’s non-specific immunity ability and water retention...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Organic

    Value Added Products - The future for farms of all sizes?

    By John Moody

    Published 8 months ago

    Many farmers have felt the pinch of falling food prices over the past year. Some sectors of the ag industry, especially dairy, are in a free fall, with our fellow farm friends hurting badly as low prices, consolidation, and other forces forcing many to sell off operations or even sell their farms. It is difficult days, but as I noted in my earlier article, things haven’t been good for US farmers in quite some time. Smart farmers who want to stay in farming are looking for ways to stay or become profitable... The number of farms that sold food at roadside stands, farmers’ markets, pick-your-own farms, onfarm stores, and community-supported...

    The Simple Business Lesson that Farmland Partners Can Teach Us

    By The Crossover

    Published 5 months ago

    There’s a simple lesson to be learned from the recent Farmland Partner’s accusations that has nothing to do with ethics. It first needs to be said that these are still, in fact, accusations. I want to make that part clear. The recent article that came out this week on Seeking Alpha was posted anonymously and, while the author provides a strong argument, time (and pending lawsuits) will uncover the truth... Pick your spots and wait patiently for your opportunity...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 4 months ago

    Most of the residents neighboring the large farms and acres of waste lagoons are low-income minority families that do not have the financial resources or the opportunity to move away... You have to admit, this paints an incredibly sympathetic picture that makes you feel terribly that they have to live like in a place where they cannot enjoy their own homes due to the neighboring farms malodorous presence in the community... Is this an opportunity for the locals to get rich quick? There are many who are thinking that, as well... “The NC Farm Act is unjust and unnecessary, and it places the financial priorities of a global polluter over community members impacted by the pests, odors and other hazards of industrial agriculture practices, Jamie Cole, policy advocate at the NC Conservation Network, was quoted in the same Newsobserver... Public opinion has turned against them after hearing the stories about how these CAFOs are raising the pigs in deplorable conditions, creating serious environmental deficits in air, water and soil quality, and have turned a deaf ear to the complaints of a suffering community...

    Categories: Hogs

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    3 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/top-5-reasons-why-black-oats-are-the-best-beginner-039-s-cover-crop-1

    Posted By Amanda Allworth
    4 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/20-years-later-what-roundup-ready-crops-taught-us-about-weed-management

    Posted By Cortney Farmer
    9 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/improve-yields-with-crop-scouting-apps

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    7 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/so-good-they-can-039-t-ignore-you-how-to-get-attention-as-a-young-farmer

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    7 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 The Crossover
    9 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-critical-state-of-agriculture-1

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    5 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-story-of-agfuse

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    8 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/blockchain-technology-a-lifeline-to-small-scale-farmers

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    9 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-100-000-decision-you-039-re-about-to-make

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    3 months ago

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/8175-podcast-its-all-about-carbon-building-a-thriving-soil-biological-community