When it comes to farming, you automatically think of tractors, huge pieces of machinery and all the pollution that comes with it. It's safe to say that most people wouldn't associate farming with being eco-friendly. However, that doesn't mean your small farm can't be! After all, the last thing anyone wants to harvest the land at any cost and potentially destroy it for future generations.Read More
As warmer days draw to a close, it's essential to prep your farm for the new season. While winters can signal a change in routine, you can prepare for what's to come. Here's a look at 10 ways to make sure your farm is ready to handle winter.Read More
Opening a farm shop is a fantastic way to cement yourself in the local community and provide a much-needed extra income. Unlike one-off money-making attempts such as open days, a farm shop offers ongoing profits, and could even become a significant earner during the depths of winter if you play your cards right.Read More
Industrial agriculture is the norm in most of North America. But as population levels rise and concerns grow about natural resources like soil and water, more and more farmers are making sustainable agriculture a top priority. But is seeking sustainable certification worth it — does sustainability really have a positive impact on the environment? And what are the costs and benefits for farmers of being certified sustainable?Read More
Working on a farm is one of the noblest jobs out there. Not only is some of the work pretty grueling, but pretty much everybody relies on the work that farmers put in. Farming is one of the biggest cogs in the machine of society. An ignorant pair of eyes from the outside looking in would view farming and farmers as something pretty unimportant – how wrong that opinion is. If this particular facet doesn’t get things done smoothly and productively, then it can cause a domino effect in terms of many other areas.Read More
Farming is an industry that is already tied tightly to the environment, relying on the sun and rain and soil to grow the food that will feed the world. Despite this link, farmers still need to carefully navigate government-mandated environmental compliance. How can farmers ensure that their farms remain compliant without compromising their productivity?Read More
The agriculture sector had always had a reputation for being old-fashioned. It’s easy to understand why: Farming has been part of the history of humanity for as long as we can remember. As soon as our ancestors embraced a sedentary lifestyle, farming has played a significant role in bringing food on the table.Read More
People today are more concerned than ever about the effects of the cookware they use on their health. A person’s health is the most important thing that they have in their life. It should come as no surprise that people are concerned about the healthiness of the cookware they use. Today we’re going to talk about stainless steel. You’ve probably heard about the health dangers of using cookware coated with Teflon or other materials.Read More
The health and happiness of your farm animals will largely depend on how you feed them. Whether you're tending to your cows, pigs, goats, chickens or sheep, you need to take a special approach to their diet. Proper nutrition will keep them strong, healthy and happy.
Unfortunately, you don't have a one-size-fits-all solution for animal feed. Every species of animal is different with unique characteristics, and you have to acknowledge these distinctions if you're going to manage your livestock successfully. The right type of feed for a chicken isn't the right type of feed for a goat, and vice versa.
So what should you keep in mind when you're feeding your farm animals? What do you need to know? We'll provide an overview of the subject to guide you in the right direction.Read More
From pasta to beer, we can thank grain for a variety of our favorite foods and beverages. The popularity of this simple crop has made it a staple in many farming operations. If you're planning to grow it on your land — or you could use a little help with storage — we'll walk you through everything you need to know.
Here are 10 easy tips to help you on your way.Read More
Taking care of livestock is a full-time job. You may not clock in and out, but your whole life revolves around taking care of your animals and making sure they're healthy.
One of the most common issues that livestock farmers face is pest invasions. There are many different types of livestock pests, which makes it difficult to know exactly what to do about them. What you do to banish one pest may not affect any others.
To better protect your livestock and make sure that pests don't wreak havoc on them, read on to learn what you can do to be proactive. You and your livestock will be better off once the pests are taken care of.Read More
We think of farms as inherently earth-friendly, but this isn’t automatically the case. Sometimes, the farm does above average damage to the environment. The good news is that there have been plenty of developments in recent years, and now it’s more than possible to run a farm that has a low carbon footprint, especially if it’s a small farm. Whether you’re already on the path towards being eco-friendly or it’s the first time you’ve thought about it, take a read below, where we outline some useful tips for reducing your farm’s carbon footprint.Read More
Every business needs a little help now and then to be seen and to earn some money to keep going. Farms are beloved by all, but the farms that are typically visited by families are not as famous as they used to be. It's due to this that farms now struggle with getting an income, notably if they used to be places that people would visit often. Creating a fundraiser to bring some money into your farm is one of the best ways that you and raise some awareness about what you're doing as well as raise some money to keep your farm going.Read More