5/12/2013 10:41:58 AM
Getting acquainted with Asian vegetables
5/3/2013 10:13:47 AM
Farming wheat is a rewarding lifestyle, but the complications of weather can mean a total loss to the farmer. As Kansas ag experts examined the crops this year, a good explanation of plant damage can help understand how fragile wheat really is.
3/29/2013 9:03:23 AM
Growing Brussels sprouts takes time and patience, but when grown properly, their flavor is unmatched.
3/25/2013 1:17:02 PM
Last summer’s Midwest drought was the worst in decades.
3/25/2013 11:59:58 AM
Small farmers are finding more than one road to organic certification.
3/14/2013 11:33:57 AM
A mother and father's passion for small farming is reflected in their children's hearts when the little ones begin asking more questions and looking for more opportunities to be involved in working alongside their parents.
3/11/2013 11:24:03 AM
Learn how hydroponics can be your solution for water conservation for Profitable Small Scale Farming. This is a growing solution.
12/14/2012 3:31:04 PM
I explain how I recently conducted a soil test on an acre of land that I plan on growing native Texas grapes.
12/4/2012 11:25:24 AM
Crop rotation, or the practice of moving plant families around in your vegetable garden, can help you control harmful microorganisms and boost your yields.
11/30/2012 12:56:17 PM
Hank reports on Anthony Boutard's new book, Beautiful Corn
11/28/2012 10:09:34 AM
A community based co-op works to diversify organic seed sources and preserve rare varieties.
11/28/2012 9:16:49 AM
A Tennessee farm-to-table dinner draws awareness and raises funds to support a local farmers’ market.
11/20/2012 4:35:08 PM
Caleb reports on the 2013 weather forecast with the help of The Old Farmer's Almanac 2013 weather predictions.
10/22/2012 1:32:34 PM
Expand your backyard growing space by trying vertical gardening this season.
10/18/2012 11:07:37 AM
This spring garden guide is complete with tips and adventures from the staff at Sunset Magazine. Read along as they prepare a spring feast from their one-block garden, brew beer, treat broody hens, hand milk their Jersey cow and navigate honeybee swarm season.
10/4/2012 3:26:29 PM
Provide your family with walnuts and pecans by growing nut trees.
10/3/2012 4:51:39 PM
Heirloom varieties are being studied for wheat characteristics such as disease resistance.
10/3/2012 4:36:24 PM
USDA website finds local farmers’ markets increase in nation as locavores search for healthy foods.
9/12/2012 2:26:43 PM
What happens when you've got a field of corn and your freezer is already full? Ah, the lessons of a first year farmer...
9/9/2012 8:56:54 AM
Autumn is the time to harvest your root vegetables. I always plant some extras for our chickens. They love a variety of fall crops now that the summer harvest is over. Just steer clear of a few that can be toxic including onions and potatoes.
7/27/2012 2:02:57 PM
A simple high tunnel framework covered with plastic defeats inclement extremes and extends the vegetable gardening season.
7/16/2012 12:34:21 PM
Diaries of my first homegrown tomato.
4/25/2012 12:31:12 PM
Organic Seed Alliance Publishes Results of Regional Survey
4/16/2012 10:03:23 AM
These little pepos include a range of heirloom winter squash varieties perfect for growing and eating.
2/15/2012 1:06:22 PM
Missouri woman recounts summers spent playing in a little creek and picking black raspberries on her family farm
2/14/2012 3:34:20 PM
Turn your yard into rabbit food and start growing oats, wheat, beets and other tasty rabbit treats.
2/10/2012 12:23:49 PM
Bayer CropScience shows ultimate cost of glyphosate weed resistance at local field days.
2/9/2012 3:36:19 PM
Sugar beets are, and have been, an important cash crop on the family farm for decades. A Michigan woman talks about the process of cultivating sugar beets.
2/9/2012 11:01:34 AM
Consider joining a local CSA for the freshest foods possible and help preserve small, local and sustainable farming.
2/2/2012 10:28:28 AM
Even seemingly unusable land can be reclaimed for use on a homestead.
1/26/2012 2:36:21 PM
Try these low-maintenance plants and fast-growing seeds and don’t let Mother Nature stop you from harvesting this year.
1/23/2012 2:10:58 PM
The number of winter farmers’ markets in the U.S. is growing.
12/12/2011 10:05:10 AM
A unique program out of Florida offers more on sustainable agriculture and educational programs to farmers around the world.
10/28/2011 9:24:34 AM
Hank thinks Harvey Ussery's new book on chickens and other fowl may well be the most important poultry publication in 75 years.
9/17/2011 6:01:49 PM
Skinned knees, hugs, and lemonade in the summertime cultivate the Diva's first crop for 2011 at the farm.
9/1/2011 11:26:08 AM
Caleb reports on the wet and blustery 2012 weather forecast with the help of the Farmers' Almanac 2012 weather predictions.
8/24/2011 11:59:04 AM
While grasshopper swarms eat bushes and covers, the lilacs survived to bloom the next year.
8/24/2011 11:45:42 AM
New Kansas homestead wiped clean after grasshopper plague strikes in summer of 1874.
8/24/2011 11:40:17 AM
Grasshopper plague in 1874 descended as a black cloud blocking out the sun.
8/22/2011 6:28:58 PM
Eleven interesting (but nearly useless) facts about common plants.
8/10/2011 3:17:22 PM
Ten soil indicators that could signal that your plants are in trouble.
8/10/2011 3:00:37 PM
Using newspaper as mulch for the vegetable garden is a much cheaper version of buying wood chips or hay from a big-box store.
8/10/2011 2:35:29 PM
Urban farms in Maine are growing big crops.
8/10/2011 12:04:17 PM
With some little-known facts about earthworms, gain a greater understanding of one of the unsung heroes of the vegetable garden.
8/9/2011 4:47:38 PM
Here are some useful tips to use when testing garden soil in order to gauge your growing medium and make adjustments accordingly.
8/9/2011 10:06:43 AM
Hank likes to enlist his heritage pigs to help with tilling a garden.
6/8/2011 4:19:47 PM
Coalition offers military veterans a means of easing their way back into civilian life.
5/18/2011 10:07:26 AM
Agrarianism and industrial agriculture at the yin and yang of the contemporary Call of the Land. In this report, under the aegis of White Shell Woman, they are juxtaposed and entwined.
4/18/2011 2:12:58 PM
Our list of worst invasive plants and garden weeds will have you covered for the summer gardening season.
4/18/2011 12:49:18 PM
Alison and Alan have finished farm school, moved home, and started a business.
4/18/2011 11:23:56 AM
By living off the land, one couple's hard work pays off to help make life rewarding.
4/18/2011 10:02:20 AM
NRCS programs can offer assistance in improving your soil.
4/13/2011 9:51:09 AM
Bring on the sweet heat and find the chile pepper that's perfect for you.
4/12/2011 9:16:32 AM
From growing broccoli to developing a business plan, the farm school helped us hatch a plan.
4/11/2011 2:53:06 PM
Tips and tricks to make finding your niche at local farmers' markets easy.
4/4/2011 5:09:43 PM
Ramps are being over harvested. Here's a few simple action steps culinary professionals, the public and harvesters can take
4/1/2011 9:06:01 AM
Soil scientist Dr. Don M. Huber has issued a warning on the safety of the most widely used herbicides, and said with authority that it may be leading to corruption of the entire food chain and increased disease in plants, animals, and human beings.
3/28/2011 2:16:09 PM
Hank is wound up about Barry Estabrook's new book about Florida tomatoes and industrial agriculture.
2/9/2011 4:27:59 PM
Believe it or not, there are some plants that grow in shade quite well.
2/8/2011 4:44:23 PM
Learn how to start a vegetable garden from scratch and get your garden growing.
2/8/2011 9:15:21 AM
International organization provides Peace Corps jobs for agriculture volunteers with small-farm experience.
12/8/2010 11:26:01 AM
Publication turns spotlight on young farmers restoring rural America.
12/3/2010 12:12:00 PM
Oregon farmer has the audacity to improve heirloom vegetable seeds.
12/1/2010 2:00:08 PM
The Greenbank Farm Training Center crew grew a crop of Golden Frill Mustard to sell to High Mowing Organic Seed Company this year.
10/7/2010 2:28:12 PM
With the arrival of cold weather, it's the perfect time of year to improve your vegetable garden soil.
10/5/2010 4:39:46 PM
A greenhouse helps gardeners make a successful winter vegetable garden to establish a winter CSA for delicious local eating.
9/7/2010 3:28:10 PM
The Sawmill Hollow Family Farm, Missouri Valley, Iowa, again hosts the North American Aronia Berry Festival.
9/2/2010 12:19:57 PM
Shannon digs up some sweet potatoes and discovers that some of them are huge!
8/27/2010 12:33:01 PM
Hank reports on cold, mild and snowy 2011 Farmers Almanac weather predictions.
8/12/2010 12:38:41 PM
Summer means lots of hot work here at Homeland Farm, plus our segment on the TV show My Ghost Story aired on national TV.
8/10/2010 1:43:10 PM
Our readers offer insights on everything from chicken coops to a couple of corn varieties you'll want to check out.
8/10/2010 1:27:34 PM
Hank's growing corn this year, as usual, and he's growing a lot of it.
8/6/2010 4:29:46 PM
An innovative company delivers local New York produce and other goods to urban dwellers in New York City.
8/6/2010 3:03:53 PM
With greenhouse irrigation technology, U.S. troops give farmers new hope and solutions to a historic drought.
7/20/2010 7:48:04 PM
Corn needs a lot of things to grow. Unfortunately, Odom's Idle Acres may not provide those things.
6/30/2010 10:27:38 AM
Now that her potato crop is in, Shannon reflects on what she's learned from two years growing potatoes.
6/22/2010 2:57:20 PM
A compound secreted by sorghum helps the plant fight off weeds, and it leaves a residue that works against new crops in the same field.
6/2/2010 4:49:46 PM
The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is an apocalypse – a lifting of the veil – showing us harsh realities about oil-based industrial agriculture.
5/28/2010 2:09:01 PM
Part 1 of 3. You've been asking for it (or maybe I made that up); a tour of my office on wheels and a bit about the view. Join me for a quick tour of the office, the chicken house, one of the gardens, and a few surprise stars!
5/27/2010 10:59:04 AM
There is no wound in life that time in the garden can't heal.
4/27/2010 3:22:09 PM
The recently formed USDA Committee on Minority Farmers is seeking nominations for members to advise the Secretary of Agriculture.
4/8/2010 3:28:47 PM
Becky, Andy and friends plant peas, lettuce and spinach (among others) in their first big garden planting of the season.
4/7/2010 10:42:06 AM
Perfect for topping bruschetta and other bread goods, this spicy Corn Relish recipe will become a family favorite.
4/7/2010 10:26:46 AM
Here is a Cheesy Corn Bake recipe that is sure to please, especially with barbecue.
4/7/2010 9:44:11 AM
As drivers motor through America's heartland consuming corn products, they'll tell you they pass by more corn than they can imagine, but do you have a kernel of knowledge about one of our favorite crops?
3/30/2010 11:13:53 AM
Spring-like temperatures encourage the creation of my spring to-do list.
3/26/2010 2:48:33 PM
Paul is starting seeds and planting peas.
3/15/2010 11:50:21 AM
The MOSES Organic and Sustainable Farming Conference offered Andy and Rebekah the chance to learn more about their chosen lifestyle.
2/11/2010 12:08:59 PM
Recent news items combine to have KC pondering health, independence, and local food.
2/3/2010 4:21:56 PM
Six more weeks of winter? What's new? But I can still prepare for spring.
2/2/2010 3:57:14 PM
A properly planned garden can serve so many purposes. For Odom’s Idle Acres it provides some wintertime entertainment, a brush up lesson on Excel and a potential for a beautiful summer.
1/29/2010 11:16:49 AM
Niche markets allow small operations to thrive on specialty markets.
1/28/2010 2:47:23 PM
How you can feed a family of four with fresh, organic food year-round, with just a quarter acres of land.
1/28/2010 10:28:13 AM
For delicious summer and winter cucurbit dishes, plant squash, pumpkins, melons and cucumbers.
1/25/2010 4:46:59 PM
A suburban homesteader reflects on her childhood visits to the country.
1/15/2010 2:59:56 PM
Andy and then Becky look forward to changes in 2010.
12/21/2009 4:54:37 PM
Becky revels in the small miracles and joys of 2009 at the farm.
12/21/2009 1:10:06 PM
Lacy provides directions on how to build your own inexpensive hoop house.
12/17/2009 10:26:43 AM
End the madness, hemp is a non-toxic, non-mind-altering plant!
12/15/2009 2:33:03 PM
Vermont’s organic farmers association offers workshops and more to people searching for information and a chance to network.