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How to Start a Small Farm Business

How to Start a Small Farm Business

If you want to start a small farm business, you may be wondering what step to take first. You might not even have land yet, but you are still thinking and planning for the time when you will make your move. And finding farmland is one important step in farming –...
5 Realities of Farmland Restoration

5 Realities of Farmland Restoration

Winnie the Pooh really knew his land. If you look at a map of the fictional Hundred Acre Wood, you’ll discover hidden gems, such as Sandy Pit Where Roo Plays and Area of Six Pine Trees. There’s also Bee Tree and Area of Big Stones and Rocks, and my personal favorite,...
How to Grow Corn in your own Backyard

How to Grow Corn in your own Backyard

Corn is more American than apple pie and it’s been cultivated in North American gardens for over 4,000 years. Even though it takes up a large share of garden space, many gardeners make room because of the unbeatable sweet taste of fresh-picked ears. The sugar in the...
How to build a Raised Bed Step-by-Step

How to build a Raised Bed Step-by-Step

Spring has sprung but there’s still time to start a raised bed! In this short video and article, we’ll demonstrate how easy it is to build a small 4ft x 4ft (1.2m x 1.2m) raised bed from scratch. For this project, we’ve used two planks of wood that...
Buckwheat Benefits Nature

Buckwheat Benefits Nature

Buckwheat is good for more than just pancakes. It is an old-time crop that was once very popular, but its benefits are more valuable today than ever. Buckwheat isn’t actually a type of wheat. It’s a plant related to the rhubarb, and it’s easy to grow and helpful in...
3 Ways Farmers Get Rid of Pests on the Farm

3 Ways Farmers Get Rid of Pests on the Farm

In the natural technique of farming, pest management is a lot more important than eliminating pests completely. To deal with pests, such as mealybugs or spider mites, most farmers use chemical pesticides which can impact health, pollute water supplies through runoff,...
Fall Armyworm in Corn

Fall Armyworm in Corn

Fall armyworm can be one of the more difficult insect pests to control in field corn. Late planted fields and later maturing hybrids are more likely to become infested. Fall armyworm causes serious leaf feeding damage as well as direct injury to the ear. While fall...
How to Plant a Vegetable Garden

How to Plant a Vegetable Garden

If you want the freshest produce possible, consider planting your own home garden—after all, you can’t get any closer to your kitchen table than your own backyard. Growing your own vegetables is thrifty, too. According to the National Gardening Association, the...
4 Tips to Help Improve Soil Fertility

4 Tips to Help Improve Soil Fertility

One crucial element of gardening that is often overlooked is the quality of the soil. High-quality soil can ensure that your plants thrive and your garden sustains itself for years. The tips below will help improve your soil quality and ensure it is fertile and less...