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Farm phone movies

2020-06-12T15:31:58-05:00June 12, 2020|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Your smartphone is with you all the time, but you likely ignore one of its functions that could really benefit your farm: recording videos. That’s why MidAtlantic Women In Agriculture presented “Smart Phone Movies,” led by Michele Walfred, communications specialist with University of Delaware. (more…)

Many factors affect product pricing

2020-05-08T10:15:50-05:00May 8, 2020|Eastern Edition|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Many producers don’t know how to price their goods, especially among different points of sale. That’s why Will Jaquinde, sustainable agriculture instructor at Tollgate Farm and Education Center at Michigan State University, presented “Pricing Products for Different Markets” as a recent webinar. (more…)

Trees provide livestock with more than shade

2020-06-05T10:03:27-05:00May 8, 2020|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

You may think of the trees on your farm as a good source of shade for pastured animals, sap for maple syrup production or perhaps as a long-term timber harvest; however, Steve Gabriel offered many more uses for trees in his presentation “Trees for Livestock Food and Medicine” hosted as a recent webinar by Food Animals Concern Trust (FACT), a national non-profit organization advocating for safe, human production of animal-sourced foods. Larissa McKenna, humane farming program director, emceed the event. (more…)

Recordkeeping identifies livestock profitability

2020-05-14T14:29:46-05:00May 8, 2020|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

You may process more animals than you did last year, but how can you know whether or not your operation is profitable? John Hendrickson and Jim Munsch from the University of Wisconsin-Madison presented “Livestock Compass: A Profit Management Tool for Livestock Producers” as a recent webinar hosted by Food Animal Concerns Trust. (more…)