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

Jun 28, 2020

Watching the prices plummet or sales completely stop caused many farmers more than one night of lost sleep.  We discuss the Corona Virus Food Assistance Program (CAFP) and how it could benefit small  and large farms alike.  Afterwards we discuss methods for how to control the dreaded and difficult knotweed.

Jun 23, 2020

A good beef farmer is a good grass farmer. This goes for all grazing animals. Quality food in sufficient quantities is important for the health of all living things. This week we discuss pasture management and it's importance to grass health and productivity. We also review different levels of management intensity and...

Jun 14, 2020

Why is meat so expensive at the grocery store right now? How can I improve my local food security?  Can I buy meat right off of a farm?  What is the risk of getting Covid-19 from meat packing plants that got shut down? These are just a few of the questions we answer in this weeks episode.

Jun 7, 2020

This week Dan and Karen dive deep into how soil texture can tell you when and why to be worried about water.  Protect your soils from long term damage by learning danger signs for compaction and ideas on how to know your soil's texture.