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

May 29, 2022

Often forests are forgotten parts of farms. Slopes that couldn't be pastured or cropped, or areas waiting for a timber harvest. Forest farming is the intentional planting and growing of crops on the forest floor.  It could include botanicals, mushrooms, and more.   

May 22, 2022

Scouting regularly and early interventions are key in producing a healthy crop. Tired of losing your cucumbers to bacterial wilt? Protect them early from cucumber beetles. Squash bugs, vine borers, and mildews can also ruin your crop just when it's starting to look good. Save the headache, start scouting now.

May 15, 2022

Who couldn't use a little less stress in their lives? If you find working or loading cattle difficult, we may have some tips to help you! The Beef Quality Assurance training offers a powerful program to reduce stress in you and your livestock while also helping you bring a better-quality product to market.  More and...

May 8, 2022

A beet-tacular episode full of information on this often ignored but amazing veggie.  The humble beet, a well rooted sister of Swiss chard, is grown for both roots and tops and is a healthy addition to your diet.  This cool season crop can be planted early and then planted again and again giving you a...

May 1, 2022

Soil and water are our two most precious resources. There are several programs available to help protect and improve them. Today we discuss many of these programs and lay out how you can use them to improve the environment and your bottom line.