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  • Cover Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects
    Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Learning Center Bulletins Cover Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects Cover Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects Looking for something different Search the Learning Center Back to Search Results Cover Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects Online Version Free Download File 727 45 kB Online Text Version Print Version Free Download this image Flowering cover crops can fulfill their original purpose as a conservation practice while at the same time providing valuable forage for wild bees and beneficial insects This added benefit can be significantly enhanced with some fine tuning of management practices and thoughtful plant selection This 16 page bulletin will help you use cover crops to encourage populations of pollinators and beneficial insects on your farm while you address your other resource concerns It begins with a broad overview of pollinator and beneficial insect ecology then describes cover crop selection and management how to make cover crops work on your farm and helpful and proven crop rotations It will also touch on the limitations of cover crops and pesticide harm reduction among other topics Product specs Format Bulletins Year 2015 Length 16 Pages How to order Online Version Free Download File 727 45 kB Online Text Version Print Version Free Order by phone 301 779 1007 Visit How to Order for bulk discount and shipping rates additional ordering options order tracking information and more This publication is distributed by SARE Outreach Tags Agroecosystems Biodiversity Cover Crops Crop Improvement and Selection Crop Production Crop Rotation Cropping Systems Habitat enhancement Hedgerows Natural Resources Environment Pest Management Pollination

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  • Diversifying Cropping Systems
    Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Learning Center Bulletins Diversifying Cropping Systems Diversifying Cropping Systems Looking for something different Search the Learning Center Back to Search Results Diversifying Cropping Systems Online Version Free Download File 418 78 kB Online Text Version Download this image Today s crop farmers with their prices global and their costs local are ensnared in an ever tightening profit squeeze Many of them have begun seeking alternative crops that command higher prices or pay dividends by boosting the yields of rotational crops Diversifying can soften impacts on environmental resources spread farmers economic risk exploit profitable niche markets and by creating new industries based on renewable agriculture resources strengthen rural communities This bulletin describes some of the many agronomic crop alternatives to use in rotations with plentiful examples of on farm successes Product specs Format Bulletins Year 2004 Length 20 Pages How to order Online Version Free Download File 418 78 kB Online Text Version Only available online Tags Agroecosystems Agroforestry Agronomic Alley cropping Beans Biodiversity Buckwheat Business Planning Canola Community Development Conservation Tillage Corn Cover Crops Crop Improvement and Selection Crop Production Crop Rotation Cropping Systems Cultural Control Drought Tolerance Farm Business Management Feed Forage Flax Forest farming Forestry Fruit Garlic Grass Misc Annual Habitat enhancement Kenaf Livestock Local and Regional Food Systems Marketing Management Millet Natural Resources Environment Nutrient Management Nuts Oats Pecans Pest Management Public Policy Riparian Buffers Riverbank Protection Silvopasture Soil Erosion Stabilization Soil Management Soil Quality Health Soybeans Sunflower Sustainable Communities Vegetables Water Management Water Storage Wheat Whole Farm

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  • Estrategias Economico-Ambientales en la Crianza de Cerdos
    SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Learning Center Bulletins Estrategias Economico Ambientales en la Crianza de Cerdos Estrategias Economico Ambientales en la Crianza de Cerdos Looking for something different Search the Learning Center Back to Search Results Estrategias Economico Ambientales en la Crianza de Cerdos Online Version Free Download File 440 37 kB Online Text Version Print Version Free Download this image Granjeros que quieren producir puercos con éxito en pequeña escala pueden preservar su independencia de cara a la industria de puercos en proceso de consolidación Estrategias Económico Ambientales en la Crianza de Cerdos muestra ejemplos de formas alternativas de criar puercos rentablemente Diseñando sistemas de producción de cerdos que funcionan en sus granjas camas profundas de paja estructuras en forma de aros y en la pastura productores han podido fijar costos encontrar mayor flexibilidad identificar vías únicas de mercadeo y gozar de una mejor calidad de vida El boletín de 16 páginas presenta los perfiles de productores de cerdos exitosos así como la investigación mas reciente en todo desde mayores utilidades hasta cerdos de mejor sabor producidos en sistemas alternativos de crianza de cerdos Also available in English Product specs Format Bulletins Year 2003 Length 20 Pages How to order Online Version Free Download File 440 37 kB Online Text Version Print Version Free Order by phone 301 779 1007 Visit How to Order for bulk discount and shipping rates additional ordering options order tracking information and more This publication is distributed by SARE Outreach Tags Animal Production Animal Protection and Health Beginning Farmers Composting Cooperatives En Español Farm Business Management Feed Management Feed Forage Free Range Grazing Management Housing Integrated Crop and Livestock Systems Labor Employment Livestock Livestock Products Local and Regional Food Systems Manure Management Market Study Marketing

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  • How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch
    Materials for State Coordinators About the PDP State Coordinators State and Protectorate Pages Regional Extension Survey Results Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Conferences Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Learning Center Bulletins How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch Looking for something different Search the Learning Center Back to Search Results How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch Online Version Free Download File 417 15 kB Online Text Version Download this image This 12 page bulletin outlines how to conduct research at the farm level offering practical tips for both crop and livestock producers as well as a comprehensive list of more in depth resources Real life examples from a Pennsylvania vegetable farmer testing new rotations to a Montana producer experimenting with legumes to build soil and prolong pasture may stimulate research ideas Co written by a team of research scientists Product specs Format Bulletins Year 2004 Length 12 Pages How to order Online Version Free Download File 417 15 kB Online Text Version Only available online Tags Agronomic Animal Production Business Planning Crop Production Farm Business Management Fruit Grantmaking Livestock Marketing Management On Farm Ranch Research Participatory Research Pest Management Soil Management Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance Vegetables Related Resources Diversifying Cropping Systems 2004 Annual Report Transitioning to Organic Production Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management Publication Read Western SARE s From the Field publication Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management

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  • Marketing Strategies for Farmers and Ranchers
    Extension Survey Results Fellows Search for Excellence Programs Conferences Pacific Island Conference Ag Infrastructure National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health Subregional Stakeholder Conferences Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Learning Center Bulletins Marketing Strategies for Farmers and Ranchers Marketing Strategies for Farmers and Ranchers Looking for something different Search the Learning Center Back to Search Results Marketing Strategies for Farmers and Ranchers Online Version Free Download File 1 41 MB Online Text Version Download this image This 20 page bulletin offers snapshots of the many alternatives to marketing commodities through conventional channels It spotlights innovative SARE funded research into a range of marketing options including farmers markets CSA tourism direct marketing meat season extension value added sales to restaurants public campaigns Internet and more Product specs Format Bulletins Year 2006 Length 20 Pages How to order Online Version Free Download File 1 41 MB Online Text Version Only available online Tags Agritourism Animal Production Business Planning Community Development Community Supported Agriculture Cooperatives Crop Production E Commerce Energy Ethnic Differences Cultural and Demographic Change Farm Business Management Farm to School Institution Farmers Markets Farm Stands Food Processing Food Product Quality Safety Livestock Products Local and Regional Food Systems Marketing Management Meat Meat Processing Meat Product Quality Safety New Business Opportunities New Enterprise Development Organic Agriculture Processing Regulations Public Policy Renewable Energy Sales to Retail Restaurants Season Extension Sustainable Communities Value Added Related Resources 2013 2014 Report from the Field 2011 2012 Report from the Field Ten Years of SARE Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management Publication Read

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  • Meeting the Diverse Needs of Limited-Resource Producers
    s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Learning Center Bulletins Meeting the Diverse Needs of Limited Resource Producers Meeting the Diverse Needs of Limited Resource Producers Looking for something different Search the Learning Center Back to Search Results Meeting the Diverse Needs of Limited Resource Producers An Educator s Guide Online Version Free Download File 509 39 kB Online Text Version Print Version Free Download this image Meeting the Diverse Needs of Limited Resource Producers is a 16 page bulletin intended to be a resource for agricultural educators heads of community development and agricultural organizations government agency staff and others who want to better connect with and improve the lives of farmers and ranchers who remain hard to reach The free bulletin features nine success stories from around the country as a jumping off point for adapting innovative programs to varied areas It also provides how to ideas for educators socio economic characteristics barriers to working with varied audiences proven teaching methods and successful connection strategies Product specs Format Bulletins Year 2004 Length 16 Pages How to order Online Version Free Download File 509 39 kB Online Text Version Print Version Free Order by phone 301 779 1007 Visit How to Order for bulk discount and shipping rates additional ordering options order tracking information and more This publication is distributed by SARE Outreach Tags Community Development Community Services Cooperatives Crop Production Education and Training Employment Opportunities Ethnic Differences Cultural and Demographic Change Farm Business Management Farmers Markets Farm Stands Financial Management Grantmaking Labor Employment Marketing Management Partnerships Quality of

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  • Profitable Pork
    Strengthening Agriculture s Infrastructure Conference Water Conference Western SARE Event Calendar News from the West Newsletters Join Our Mailing List For the Media Western SARE Logo About Us How We Work Administrative Council SARE Staff Western SARE Goals State Coordinators What is Sustainable Agriculture Historical Timeline Vision and Mission Home Learning Center Bulletins Profitable Pork by Type by Topic Profitable Pork Animal Production Community Development Cover Crops Crop Production Economic Marketing Education Training Energy Conservation Renewable Energy Farm to Table Building Local and Regional Food Systems For Consumers High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques Integrated Systems Natural Resources Environment Pest Management Quality of Life Soil Management Specialty Crops Value Added Profitable Pork Animal Production Community Development Cover Crops Crop Production Economic Marketing Education Training Energy Conservation Renewable Energy Farm to Table Building Local and Regional Food Systems For Consumers High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques Integrated Systems Natural Resources Environment Pest Management Quality of Life Soil Management Specialty Crops Value Added Bulletin Profitable Pork Alternative Strategies for Hog Producers Download Product Download this image Farmers who want to successfully produce pork on a small scale can preserve their independence in the face of the consolidating hog industry Profitable Pork Alternative Strategies for Hog Producers showcases examples of alternative ways to raise pork profitably In designing hog systems that work on their farms in deep straw bedding in hoop structures and on pasture producers have been able to save on fixed costs find greater flexibility identify unique marketing channels and enjoy a better quality of life The 16 page bulletin features profiles about successful hog producers as well as the latest research on everything from greater profits to better tasting pork raised in alternative hog systems Tambien disponible en español Product Specs Published 2003 Pages 16 How to Order

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  • Profitable Pork
    sows in pens with slatted floors were an unpleasant winter home In the cold months the hogs did not gain weight very efficiently and behaved aggressively Pig waste fell through the slats into a pit Frantzen pumped and disposed of manure on his crop fields where he grew corn soybeans and hay Our manure management was haphazard he recalls I was both over applying and under utilizing those nutrients Frantzen had to race to the finish line every season And while he always got everything done reaching that point was difficult and stressful In 1992 he decided to create a more environmentally sound system that would be both profitable and allow him to spend more time outside The linchpin a combination of pasture and housing that brought his livestock and crops into sync Today permanent pastures rotating strip pastures and cropland offer him a plethora of options for feeding pigs including having them hog down or self harvest crops As they move across the fields the pigs spread their own manure Deep straw bedding in huts or sheds provides warmth and exercise for the animals and produces a pack of solid waste that is far easier to handle and spread on crop fields than the slurry from Frantzen s former liquid manure system The new life cycle worked After receiving a producer grant from USDA s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education SARE program to document the economics of farrowing hogs on pasture Frantzen found he could halve his feed costs compared to his former indoor outdoor system The SARE grant showed we can produce a 30 pound feeder pig for half the price that you can indoors he said Over three years Frantzen s costs to raise a pastured feeder pig ranged from 10 to 13 50 taking into account all supplemental feed land expenses and labor On a farm that produces grain and finishes hogs we want the grain to go into the animal during the finishing stage and the manure to go back to the crop fields said Frantzen who also raises 75 Angus brood cows From the hoops I can put composted manure on the correct field at the correct time The odors aren t bad there s no pumping involved and it puts the animals in an environment they like Today Frantzen is as busy as ever but he is a lot happier Working conditions for me weren t nearly as good as working outdoors he said The health of the animals wasn t good either You could almost see the stress on the sows in the farrowing crates Now they seem to enjoy life And so do I Farmers like Frantzen who successfully produce pork on a small scale have preserved their independence in the face of the consolidating hog industry In the late 1980s hogs began disappearing from small family farms Now most pigs are produced by corporations with 35 percent of hogs sent to market produced by just 20 firms selling more than

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