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February 2011 Archives

wheat-field.pngSelecting a small grain species that's adapted to your growing conditions and market needs is the first step in reducing risks of organic small grain production.

Other risk-reduction strategies include:

plan-ahead.jpgMany farm families believe that farm business transition and personal estate planning is not for people like them, or that it's too time-consuming, expensive and complicated. Farm families do, in fact, need to plan ahead to protect their farm business.

soybean-production.jpgThe idea of using land rollers is somewhat novel to row-crop farmers, but alfalfa producers have been rolling fields for decades. Ground roller equipment sales have increased substantially in the past five years, with soybean producers as a major new customer.

To answer the question "When is the best time to roll soybeans?" University of Minnesota Extension carried out a three year (2008-2010) research project with grant funding from the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council.

A new web-based guide for organic producers and those contemplating organic production has been developed by the University of Minnesota.

The number of small farms in Minnesota is growing. Existing farms are also expanding to new enterprises, due to increasing consumer interest in local and organic food.

University of Minnesota Extension offers education that addresses the needs of these new small farms and expanding enterprises by connecting their owners with the research and expertise of the university.

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