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Moving Your Chicks Outside

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If you’re raising chicks, you’re probably wondering when you can move them from the brooder box to their permanent home outside. Your local climate and availability of outdoor heating should influence your decision, but the most basic rule of thumb is that your chicks need to be fully feathered before you put them outside full time without supplemental heat.

Preparing for Wheat Harvest

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Preparing the bins used for grain storage is essential in keeping your wheat harvest safe from spoilage and pests.

Harvest and Storage of Forage

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Successful forage management plans include proper harvesting and storing procedures. Keeping a few simple tips in mind can make all the difference in the end product.

Starting A Small Row Crop Farm

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Moving from the city to a small farm is the right choice for many families. Is farming life new to you? Some families mistakenly romanticize life in the country. Farming the land is hard work and involves financial risk. Smart novices consider not only their agriculture interests, but also their financial resources, attributes of their property and benefits of the crops they choose to plant.

Top Ten Things To Inspect On Your Equipment

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Before the rush of fall hits, inspect your equipment early so it will be ready to go when you are.

Equipment For Your Small Farm Row Cropping

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Starting a small farm for row cropping? Many folks are “homesteading” in order to save money & eat healthier products. To get started, read our tips & advice for selecting the right equipment for your small farm.

Best Practices for Environmental Safety

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Best management practices are methods designed to increase crop yield and minimize any negative environmental impact on the land. By employing a few simple practices, a farmer can have a successful harvest and promote good land stewardship as well.

Starting A Small Hobby Farm

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Thinking of starting a small hobby farm or hobby farming? Check out these tips and ideas from Southern States on shelter, soil, management, fencing, and more.

Preventing Farm Work Injuries

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Longer daytime hours signal the start of the growing season and an increase in physical activity for farm workers. But overdo physical exertion and your back may suffer, leading to lost productivity.

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