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Cover Your Mowers - You’ll Thank Yourself Later

The great outdoors is a wonderful place to be - but it's not wonderful for yard tools. Without protection from the rain, yard tools, including lawn mowers, will eventually show the wear and tear of being kept outside. You put a lot of care into your lawn mower, so you don't want the lifespan of your mower to get shortened just because you keep it stored outside.

  • 15 Jul 2017

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Raising Chickens For Meat

Many new farmers and small land-owners would like to raise chickens, but are unsure how to get started. Here are answers to common questions about raising chickens for meat, based on our 8 years of experience on our small farm.

  • 5 Jul 2017

Simple Smart Marketing For Your Market Garden

Every small business needs customers; this includes small farm businesses like your market garden. Customers come from marketing. Here are some simple, smart ways to market your market garden or other farm business to keep that flow of customers coming.
Here's what we'll be covering:

1. Make your business cards say 'open for business'
2. Take a flyer on this
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  • 4 Jul 2017
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  •   15 Jul 2017   Posted By Angela W.   18 Favs   0 Comments

    Make Money from Your Garden with a CSA

    First, what is community supported agriculture? The simplest way to explain this might be to consider CSA as 'subscription farming'. In other words, a group of people agree to pay the gardener for a season's worth of fresh produce, often paying in advance for the season. The gardener then grows the veggies for the group.

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6 Jul 2017
Posted By Lori D.

Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Raising Chickens For Meat

Raising chickens is easy if you follow good animal husbandry practices. Avoid these common mistakes when raising your own backyard chicken flock.Mistake #1: Using 'dual-purpose' chickens.If you are raising chickens for the freezer (i.e. fryers or roasters), don't use the so-called dual-purpose birds. They grow more slowly and rarely get as large as actual 'meat' birds. Order the meat bird recommended by your hatchery or feed store, usually a rock-cornish cross.
19 Jul 2017
Posted By Lena W.

The Market Gardener's Secret Marketing Weapon

Market gardeners need customers; customers come from effective marketing. Here's the secret marketing weapon that can help your build a successful farm (or home) businesses. First, what DOESN'T work. Trust me on this: space advertising - i.e. like in newspapers or magazines - does NOT work for farms or work at home businesses. Classified ads are expensive, they are not targeted - i.e. they go to everybody, whether they would be a good customer or not - and they rarely get a response.
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9 Jul 2017
Posted By Ralph M.

Why Market Gardeners Must Avoid Farmers Markets

If you are a market gardener (or want to be one), there are good reasons to stay away from farmers markets. Here's the scenario: You've grown some wonderful veggies in your market garden and now the time has come to sell them. So you head off to the farmers market, right? Wrong! There's a better business model for the would-be market gardener. But first, what's wrong with farmers markets?Problem 1: CompetitionOther growers will have many of the same goods you do.
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"Food Machine," Episode 1 in the Powerful 2012 PBS Series, "America Revealed"

This video, "Food Machine," is the first in a Public Broadcasting System series sponsored by Dow, "America Revealed," hosted by Yul Kwon. The series is ...

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Machinery Pete: Tip for Selling Used Farm Equipment

Machinery Pete's weekly Monday segment on "Ag Day" TV show from October 6, 2014 offers some advice for sellers of used farm equipment.

8 Jul 2017
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Summer Pasture - Ranching in Southern Alberta

This is a great video that was produced for the Canadian Cattleman's Association CYL Program, it shows consumers how pasture checks are done and some ...


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