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Extension Calling: advice for the farm, garden, and home

May 31, 2020

Quality Fruit production takes attention and time.  Monitoring temperatures, rainfall, and past disease issues are essential in developing a proper fungicide spray program.  But, don't skip sanitation as it is your strongest ally in preventing funky fungal fruit infections!

May 24, 2020

Wild weather is something any farmer should plan for.  But, crops that will last 30 years or so like orchards present unique long term planning challenges.  We talk about how to plan ahead and protect your livelihood weather you're crop will be ready in one season or years from now. Local auctions for...

May 17, 2020

A special guest from OSU's sheep team, Christine Gelley, joins Dan and Karen to discuss the basics of raising sheep and goats. From foods and supplements to fencing and marketing let us help you get things started on the right hoof. More on raising sheep and goats can be found at:

May 10, 2020

Have you gotten really good at making bread while being locked in?  Did your victory garden get a bit out of hand? Just in time for farmers market season to gear up, we go over some of the rules for selling baked goods, eggs, and more at your local market.  The regulations can sometimes feel overwhelming but we are here...

May 3, 2020

This week Dan and Karen review putting up silage or balage as an alternative to hay when it just won't stop raining.  There are certain steps to harvest and prepare balage properly that you must take to avoid potential disaster.