A Look at On-Farm Diversity

  Diversity, as it applies to agriculture, can mean a number of things. Is diversity growing more than one primary crop, or is it growing many varieties of one type of crop? Maybe it refers to growing produce and raising livestock, using a diverse mix for a cover crop, or enhancing your crop rotations and adding biodiversity to your soils.
  Perhaps it's not about what you grow, but rather how you sell your products. Adding retail markets, pick-your-own options and agritourism attractions, as well as selling wholesale, can diversify a farm enterprise. If you make some of ... (Read More...)

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9/30/2014 - 360 Yield Center Joins OADA

In an effort to ensure farmers have full agronomic data access along with security and privacy, 360 Yield Center has announced it is joining the Open Ag Data Alliance (OADA) to help make data more open in agriculture. With the application of data ...More

9/29/2014 - The Stage is Set for NAFDMA in Tennessee

The North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA) has scheduled its 30th annual convention for February 1-6, 2015, in Tennessee. "The Stage is Set" is the theme of the 2015 NAFDMA Convention. The convention is a five-day event ...More

9/28/2014 - Trust Your Trials: Syngenta Experts Provide Seed Plot Management Tips

A healthy, productive crop starts with the right seed. While researchers steadily work to create new corn hybrids, growers continue to ask the same question: How will they perform on my farm? Nothing answers that question better than a local seed plot, ...More

9/27/2014 - 2015 New England Grows Program Highlights

New England Grows, the Northeast's premier commercial horticulture conference and exposition, will be held Wednesday, February 4 - Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Mark your calendars and register before mid-January ...More

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