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Building a Great Farm Team

Good hiring decisions help farm owners/managers and farm workers build an efficient, productive and happy team. Where does a farmer find good employees? How should farmers select the right apprentices, farm workers or farm managers to build a successful farm … Continue reading

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Energy conservation opportunities in broiler & breeder poultry operations

Poultry operators may increase their profitability by lowering their energy expenses. Dennis Brothers, Extension poultry housing specialist with the National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC) of Auburn University, led a webinar on this topic called “Poultry Operations: Broiler and Breeder Energy Conservation … Continue reading

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2014 RI Women in Agriculture Conference

165 attendees helped celebrate Rhode Island’s farmers and agricultural professionals at the third RI Women in Agriculture Conference held at the University of Rhode Island. Rhode Island’s largest agricultural conference brought together farmers, growers, producers, agricultural professionals, extension and university … Continue reading

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New England Farmers Union (NEFU) held fourth annual convention

The New England Farmers Union (NEFU) hosted its fourth annual convention “Celebrating our Agricultural Diversity: People, Practices & Products” in historic Newport, RI. Nearly 100 NEFU members participated in this one-day convention in December 2013. New Hampshire organic farmer and NEFU President, Roger … Continue reading

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Energy-efficient lighting & ventilation for dairy farms

Good lighting and proper ventilation will improve farm worker and animal productivity as well as overall safety and building longevity. Dairy cows produce more milk in winter under good indoor lighting. Good air circulation in dairy barns  improves animal health, productivity and staff comfort. … Continue reading

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Bulk Order available for garden and farm supplies

Orders accepted through January 31 for delivery in RI, MA and CT. Do you buy cover crop seed, fertilizers, mineral amendments, compost, potting soil, potato and allium seed? Would you like to save money on those items? If so, check … Continue reading

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Dairy Competitions at The Big E

The Big E in Springfield, Massachusetts includes a variety of Dairy Breed Shows and other agricultural contests where exhibitors compete against peers, family and friends. Judges choose animals that best conform to breed standards and rank exhibitors on specific behaviors and interaction with … Continue reading

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