AUSTIN, Minn. – Tom Cotter of Austin can brag that his family has been on the home farm for more than 140 continuous years and for four generations – yet they are still learning new ways to do things.
LONE ROCK, Wis. – As a pioneer in the regenerative-agriculture movement, Gary Zimmer of Lone Rock is constantly learning and re-evaluating how he farms and sharing that knowledge with farmers. His presentation at the recent Marbleseed conference gave insight into his latest endeavors.
SHELL LAKE, Wis. – When Jason Cavadini arrived March 4 at the Shell Lake Community Center the parking lot was filling quickly. Once inside the center he was greeted by an enthusiastic assortment of farmers, educators and industry professionals who share an interest in grass-based agriculture.
Part 1 of this analysis was published in the March 9 issue of Agri-View; part 2 was published in the March 16 issue; part 3 was published in the March 23 issue.
The outhouse on the farm where I grew up was beside the ash pile, at the end of a well-worn path, under a boxelder tree about 50 yards from the back door of the house. It was a two-seater – cold in winter, smelly and hot in summer. There was always a Sears and Roebuck catalogue on the floor …
Being Wisconsin-born and raised on a farm, I can honestly say I’ve dealt with much of the worst that winter can offer. I have cut wood in snow up to my waist, pounded on frozen manure-spreader aprons in sub-zero temperatures, driven tractors into the wind until my face was numb, and hauled h…
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. – Building a farm business – and soil health – on a shoestring budget is what keeps Ryan Erisman of Odyssey Farm motivated. The Sun Prairie-area farmer said he’s proud of that as well as being able to make what he calls “steampunk Amish technology” work on his small farm.
The Wisconsin Amish population is the fourth-largest in North America, according to amishamerica.com information. With a population of more than 15,000, Wisconsin has fewer Amish than only Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. The Wisconsin Amish population is spread across almost 4 dozen settleme…
U.S. pork exports, which posted a strong finish in 2022, maintained momentum in January, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation. U.S. beef exports were record-breaking in 2022 but slowed late in the year. This trend co…
The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer Index dipped 5 points in February to a reading of 125. Farmer perspectives regarding both current conditions on their farms and their expectations for the future both weakened slightly as the Index of Current Conditions decreased 2 points …
The recent 31st annual GrassWorks Grazing Conference generated a lot of enthusiasm from winter-weary grass-based agriculturists from Wisconsin and beyond. Perhaps a hint that the conference might stand out from other run-of-the-mill farm conferences was the keynote address from Jason Cavadin…
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Plant scientists are in a race against the clock to find more sustainable-farming options. The answer may lie with perennial corn, says Kyle Swentowsky, a postdoctoral researcher at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
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Nutritional flushing is a key component to sheep and goat breeding season success. The flushing process involves increasing nutrition and energy intake before breeding season starts. That elevated nutrition helps optimize ovulation, conception and embryo-implantation rates, which can result …
URBANA, Ill. – Aerial imagery is a valuable component of precision agriculture, providing farmers with information about crop health and yield. Images are typically obtained with an expensive multispectral camera attached to an unmanned aerial vehicle.
Weather-station network to expand
Summer interns hired
Two students recently earned $2,500 scholarships from the National Sorghum Foundation and BASF.
Board nominations sought
Incorporating soybeans and their byproducts into dairy-cattle rations is a fairly common practice. Depending on how they’re processed soybeans can provide good-quality protein and energy from fat. Soybeans also are an excellent source of essential amino acids. They complement most forages, b…
The Southwest Virginia Agricultural Research and Extension Center is giving sheep producers another tool in their efforts to combat parasites in flocks with the annual Ram Test Program in Glade Spring, Virginia.
Scientists have long predicted that droughts and floods will become more frequent and severe as Earth warms and climate changes. But they’ve struggled to detect proof of the theory on regional and continental scales. A new University of Maryland and National Aeronautics and Space Administrat…
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