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


Jan 16, 2022

Food safety can benefit your produce, whether you are growing for home consumption or wholesale.  Keeping records of your activities can aid your farm's sustainability. Blend the two together through a farm food safety plan and you may just watch your production grow in profitability. 


Jan 9, 2022

Raised bed gardens can help you great good growing conditions where you once had none.  However, thinking ahead for site, design, and material considerations can take you from frustration to success.


Dec 26, 2021

When growing anything, including livestock, the best way to maximize your returns is to make sure that the inputs (fertilizers, time, etc.) don't cost more than what your end product is worth. Today you'll hear about the corn nitrogen rate calculator at (iastate.edu)http://cnrc.agron.iastate.edu/.  We discuss why using...


Dec 19, 2021

Poinsettias and Christmas Cactus both bloom during the holiday season. If you're up for the challenge, you can keep these plants healthy through the year and enjoy their blooms over and over again.