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Beginning farmer training for military veterans

Military veterans prefer hands-on learning with people they trust. Veterans want to “do” rather than listen to lectures. Successful educators build relationships with veterans and create Beginning Farmer training techniques that address veterans’ unique learning style. Effective educators offer training … Continue reading

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Proper termination of a cover crop

Cover crops are gaining popularity as a way to improve soils, drought resistance and cash crop yields. Grasses, legumes and forbs can be used as cover crops. To protect crop insurance eligibility, farmers must understand and carefully follow the NRCS … Continue reading

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Energy efficient dairy farms

Diary operations use the most energy of most types of farmers. These farmers can save energy and money in many areas : milking, milk cooling and water heating. Upgrading older equipment and  installing new technologies increase operational efficiency. Energy audits help identify … Continue reading

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