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  • Kindlewood Farms Horry United States, SC, Ladson

    Business Title: Kindlewood Farms
    Job Title: Grafted Heirloom Tomates
    About: We are a small farm/nursery that specializes in grafted heirloom tomato transplants. We grow all of our transplants from seed in our greenhouses. We use sustainable practices and are working towards becoming organically certified.
    Interests: Organic

    FarmAField Company United States, NE, Lincoln

    About: Want to be part of agriculture? We are the online marketplace linking farmers and investors (you). We make it easy to partner with farmers. New Ag-Tech StartUp.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    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

    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... 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... The leafhoppers have reduced in numbers by over 85% and are completely gone in some parts of the vineyard. 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... It can be particularly helpful in vineyards...

    Categories: Organic, Rice, Wheat

    Agriculture Management Plans for Crop and Vineyard

    By Cierra Bray

    Published Mar 28, 2018

    In an effort to protect wetlands across Canada, EnviroDrone has launched their Environmental Awareness program which includes two sustainable management plans for crop and vineyard. The approach with allows farms to reduce their use of fertilizer and pesticide, which will are heavily impacting nearby streams, lakes, and wetlands. The EnviroDrone team of agrologist with and expertise in applying drone technology to solve some of the most challenging problems on the farm are committed to increasing yields while improving environmental impacts. An aerial prescription will identify removal of key areas that may contain phragmites within nearby ditches (ie... This is the beginning of a watershed-wide clean-up effort initiated by EnviroDrone to encourage sustainable farm management practices and protect the environment...

    The Farm Business Innovation Show United Kingdom, England, Birmingham

    Business Title: Farm Business Innovation Show
    Job Title: Trade Show
    Interests: Agribusiness, Marketing

    Freebird Farms Trinidad And Tobago, Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo, California

    Interests: Corn, Cover Crops, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

  • Kindlewood Farms Horry United States, SC, Ladson

    Business Title: Kindlewood Farms
    Job Title: Grafted Heirloom Tomates
    About: We are a small farm/nursery that specializes in grafted heirloom tomato transplants. We grow all of our transplants from seed in our greenhouses. We use sustainable practices and are working towards becoming organically certified.
    Interests: Organic

    FarmAField Company United States, NE, Lincoln

    About: Want to be part of agriculture? We are the online marketplace linking farmers and investors (you). We make it easy to partner with farmers. New Ag-Tech StartUp.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    The Farm Business Innovation Show United Kingdom, England, Birmingham

    Business Title: Farm Business Innovation Show
    Job Title: Trade Show
    Interests: Agribusiness, Marketing

    Freebird Farms Trinidad And Tobago, Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo, California

    Interests: Corn, Cover Crops, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Farming Live United States, WI, Seymour

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans

    Mark EcoFarms United States, MD, Bethesda

    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Nationwide Farm Insurance

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    Our commitment to agriculture began in 1909, through decades of service we have earned our position as the #1 farm insurer in the country. Let our expertise help protect your future.
    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, 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

    Farm And Rancher

    Public
    Engaging Farmers and Ranchers
    Interest: Beef Cattle, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Wisconsin Crop Farmers

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    Looking to discuss farming in Wisconsin. Love to talk about food plots and crops. No livestock.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans

    Farm Classifieds

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    Here’s a place to advertise used ag machinery and other farm-related equipment that\'s for sale.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production

    Poultry Farming

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

    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

    Dairy Farming

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    A group for dairy farmers.
    Interest: Dairy

    American Association Of Urban Farmers

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    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

    Farm Finance and Management

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    Here’s a group to discuss all of the finance and management decisions that need to be made when operating a farm.
    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, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • 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

    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... 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... The leafhoppers have reduced in numbers by over 85% and are completely gone in some parts of the vineyard. 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... It can be particularly helpful in vineyards...

    Categories: Organic, Rice, Wheat

    Agriculture Management Plans for Crop and Vineyard

    By Cierra Bray

    Published Mar 28, 2018

    In an effort to protect wetlands across Canada, EnviroDrone has launched their Environmental Awareness program which includes two sustainable management plans for crop and vineyard. The approach with allows farms to reduce their use of fertilizer and pesticide, which will are heavily impacting nearby streams, lakes, and wetlands. The EnviroDrone team of agrologist with and expertise in applying drone technology to solve some of the most challenging problems on the farm are committed to increasing yields while improving environmental impacts. An aerial prescription will identify removal of key areas that may contain phragmites within nearby ditches (ie... This is the beginning of a watershed-wide clean-up effort initiated by EnviroDrone to encourage sustainable farm management practices and protect the environment...

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

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018

    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. Technology may even be the antidote to a number of ills plaguing modern agriculture, which have led to a drastic decrease in the number of farms across the United States. Satellite technology provides a broader view of agricultureTo assess the current state of affairs across the globe, I solicited the expert advice from one of the preeminent farmers in the United States, Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm, and John Fargher, co-founder and COO of Australia-based cutting-edge farm management software, AgriWebb. Ecological Farming: the Science Behind Farming Isn’t ChangingIn Joel’s mind, while an individual farmer’s understanding of agriculture may change, the science behind soil health and fertility hasn’t and won’t...

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018

    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... But there are steps farmers can take to help AMF be more of an advantage than a disadvantage for their crops... It’s important to understand this because farmers can help avoid creating situations that would cause the mycorrhizae to become parasitic... ”Best Practices for Healthy MycorrhizaeIncrease Crop DiversityThe best way farmers can help AMF be beneficial for their crops is by increasing their plant diversity... Keith Berns, a farmer, agricultural educator and co-owner of Green Cover Seed in Bladen, Neb...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Why Hemp Isn’t Going to Save the US Farmer (But How It Could)

    By The Crossover

    Published Aug 16, 2019

    In late 2018, a new farm bill was passed that legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while also removing it from the list of “controlled substances”. The Gold Rush of the modern farming era was on. The farming industry was buzzing with new information on how to grow and market this miracle plant. Hemp farming was going to not only save the modern row crop farmer but also make him wealthy in the process... I think it’s great to have something new for farmers to produce that can add to their operation’s diversity and profitability...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Published Oct 10, 2018

    And Accompanying Crop Rotations What Is Equipment Efficiency? What Scale-Related Questions Do You Need to Ask Yourself? When Does It Make Sense to Add Equipment? Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Want to make more money farming this year? Step one is to know your true cost of production (TCOP)... How to Calculate Your TCOP No two farms will have the same TCOP... The good news is that, once you’ve done this exercise for your farm, you can review the numbers annually and make quick changes by tweaking any necessary information about your operation... The farm will still be there when you’re done... Ideally, you will take your farm’s ten-year average for the relevant crops and use those numbers to determine a good average yield to use when computing your TCOP...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

    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. As farmers, the slower winter season is the perfect time to reflect upon our desired identity and check in to make sure we’re on the right track towards achieving our long-term objectives. Farming is such an awesome, unique occupation...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019

    The problem faced by farmers, especially in planting pineapple is that they face difficulties in obtaining the seeds or suckers... The farmers end up having more issues to tackle. Therefore, the farmers now can rely on technology to monitor their crops and production... The TechnologyWith new technologies such as drones, gps and even blockchain, MD2 pineapple farmers can now rely on them to produce higher grade and quality MD2 pineapples. This smart farming method allows farmers to monitor their produce from farm to fork effortlessly...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    How AgFuse Can Help Your Farm This Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Mar 1, 2019

    A new year is always a great time to reflect on your farm business and to look at the big picture. The main focus is “How can I improve my business this upcoming year?” Let us suggest an easy and free way to do so: join AgFuse and participate in the smartest online community of ag professionals. The platform is absolutely free and you can be as active or inactive as you’d like. What are some of the benefits of joining AgFuse?Network with other members in your area or members who specialize in your crops or interests... Really, our app is fantastic!You’re going to be faced with countless decisions this year regarding how to improve your farm or ag-related business...

    Categories: Agribusiness

  • Posted By Cierra Bray
    Mar 28, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/agriculture-management-plans-for-crop-and-vineyard

    Posted By Poultry Farming
    Oct 17, 2019

    https://www.agriculture.com/farm-management/farm-land/chic-coops-for-backyard-chickens-1
    Deep Learning for Soil and Crop Segmentation from Remotely Sensed Data

    Authors: Jack Dyson, Adriano Mancini,Emanuele Frontoni and Primo Zingaretti

    Journal Title: Remote Sensing

    ISSN: 2072-4292 (Print)

    Publisher: MDPI AG

    One of the most challenging problems in precision agriculture is to correctly identify and separate crops from the soil. Current precision farming algorithms based on artificially intelligent networks use multi-spectral or hyper-spectral data to derive radiometric indices that guide the operational management of agricultural complexes. Deep learning applications using these big data require sensitive filtering of raw data to effectively drive their hidden layer neural network architectures. Threshold techniques based on the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) or other similar metrics are generally used to simplify the development and training of deep learning neural networks. They have the advantage of being natural transformations of hyper-spectral or multi-spectral images that filter the data stream into a neural network, while reducing training requirements and increasing system classification performance. In this paper, to calculate a detailed crop/soil segmentation based on high resolution Digital Surface Model (DSM) data, we propose the redefinition of the radiometric index using a directional mathematical filter. To further refine the analysis, we feed this new radiometric index image of about 3500 × 4500 pixels into a relatively small Convolution Neural Network (CNN) designed for general image pattern recognition at 28 × 28 pixels to evaluate and resolve the vegetation correctly. We show that the result of applying a DSM filter to the NDVI radiometric index before feeding it into a Convolutional Neural Network can potentially improve crop separation hit rate by 65%.

    Figure: (top left) Study area 1, derived orthophoto of vineyard area with false color. (top right) Derived DSM (black represents low height) of about 4000 × 2500 pixels. (bottom left) Study area 2, derived orthophoto of plant fruit area with false color. (bottom right) Derived DSM (black represents low height) of about 3500 × 4500 pixels. The scale bar represents 40 m along level ground. (credits: Jack Dyson, Adriano Mancini,Emanuele Frontoni and Primo Zingaretti)

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    Posted By Rice Producers
    Aug 9, 2019

    https://www.ricefarming.com/departments/feature/multiple-herbicide-resistance-in-barnyardgrass-prompts-red-flag-warning/

    Posted By Cattle Group
    Mar 28, 2019

    https://www.agprofessional.com/article/feed-use-could-pressure-usdas-grain-stocks-report
    A Comprehensive IoT Node Proposal Using Open Hardware. A Smart Farming Use Case to Monitor Vineyards

    Authors: Sergio Trilles, Alberto González-Pérez and Joaquín Huerta

    Journal: Electronics 2018, 7(12), 419

    Publisher: MDPI

    The last decade has witnessed a significant reduction in prices and an increased performance of electronic components, coupled with the influence of the shift towards the generation of open resources, both in terms of knowledge (open access), programs (open-source software), and components (open hardware). This situation has produced different effects in today’s society, among which is the empowerment of citizens, called makers, who are themselves able to generate citizen science or build assembly developments. Situated in the context described above, the current study follows a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach. In this way, it attempts to define a conceptual design of an Internet of Things (IoT) node, which is reproducible at both physical and behavioral levels, to build IoT nodes which can cover any scenario. To test this conceptual design, this study proposes a sensorization node to monitor meteorological phenomena. The node is called SEnviro (node) and features different improvements such as: the possibility of remote updates using Over-the-Air (OTA) updates; autonomy, using 3G connectivity, a solar panel, and applied energy strategies to prolong its life; and replicability, because it is made up of open hardware and other elements such as 3D-printed pieces. The node is validated in the field of smart agriculture, with the aim of monitoring different meteorological phenomena, which will be used as input to disease detection models to detect possible diseases within vineyards.

    Illustration Photo: Vineyard (CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.com)

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    Posted By Poultry Farming
    Nov 9, 2018

    https://modernfarmer.com/2015/09/how-to-build-a-chicken-coop/
    GeoFIS: An Open Source, Decision-Support Tool for Precision Agriculture Data

    Authors: Corentin Leroux, Hazaël Jones, Léo Pichon, Serge Guillaume, Julien Lamour, James Taylor, Olivier Naud, Thomas Crestey, Jean-Luc Lablee and Bruno Tisseyre

    Journal: Agriculture 2018, 8(6), 73;



    Publisher: MDPI

    The world we live in is an increasingly spatial and temporal data-rich environment, and agriculture is no exception. However, data needs to be processed in order to first get information and then make informed management decisions. The concepts of ‘Precision Agriculture’ and ‘Smart Agriculture’ are and will be fully effective when methods and tools are available to practitioners to support this transformation. An open-source software called GeoFIS has been designed with this objective. It was designed to cover the whole process from spatial data to spatial information and decision support. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the abilities of GeoFIS along with its embedded algorithms to address the main features required by farmers, advisors, or spatial analysts when dealing with precision agriculture data. Three case studies are investigated in the paper: (i) mapping of the spatial variability in the data, (ii) evaluation and cross-comparison of the opportunity for site-specific management in multiple fields, and (iii) delineation of within-field zones for variable-rate applications when these latter are considered opportune. These case studies were applied to three contrasting crop types, banana, wheat and vineyards. These were chosen to highlight the diversity of applications and data characteristics that might be handled with GeoFIS. For each case-study, up-to-date algorithms arising from research studies and implemented in GeoFIS were used to process these precision agriculture data. Areas for future development and possible relations with existing geographic information systems (GIS) software is also discussed.

    Photo: Aggregated risk zones of sub-optimal management practices derived using the NDVI, ECa, and elevation layers together with local expert knowledge. (credits: Corentin Leroux, Hazaël Jones, Léo Pichon, Serge Guillaume, Julien Lamour, James Taylor, Olivier Naud, Thomas Crestey, Jean-Luc Lablee and Bruno Tisseyre )


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    Posted By Poultry Farming
    May 24, 2018

    https://newfoodeconomy.org/united-states-postal-service-mail-order-chickens

    Posted By Poultry Farming
    Apr 4, 2018

    https://www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/9-basic-considerations-for-backyard-poultry/478093.html