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FOTF Passion for Plants Paves the Way

Passion for Plants Paves the Way

August 16, 2019 - Meet Liz Graznak, owner and operator of Happy Hollow Farm in rural Moniteau County, Missouri. Her priorities are to run an organic, sustainable, and community-supported farm. This is just a way of life for Liz, and her lifelong passion for plants helped pave the way. Read the full story.
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Birds of a Feather on Working Lands

August 14, 2019 -NRCS today announced that it is providing $1.9 million in grant research funding to 15 universities across the United States to support and leverage soil research across a wide variety of ecosystems and implementations. Read the full story.

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 Grazing Cover Crops in Minnesota

July 2, 2019- It’s day 11 of #OurFarmers Roadtrip. Today we are stopping in Faribault County, Minnesota, where Andy Linder and his dad have enjoyed considerable success after going to no-till/strip-till and introducing cover crops on their 800-acre farm. Read the full story.

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#Ourfarmers Roadtrip: Virginia – When the Landscape Becomes an Art Form 

June 6, 2019 – The fourth stop on the #OurFarmers summer roadtrip is to Grayson Chesser’s 17th century farm in Virginia. He has taken steps to preserve his family’s farm with the help of the Conservation Reserve Program. Read the full story.

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#Ourfarmers Roadtrip: West Virginia – Living the Sweet Life

June 4, 2019 – The third stop on the #OurFarmers summer roadtrip is to the Hervey Farm in Wellsburg, West Virginia. The farm has worked to implement a number of conservation practices on their diverse farm. Read the full story

Road Trip Maryland

#Ourfarmers Roadtrip: Maryland – Waterman Succeeds at Oyster Restoration Projects

May 30, 2019 – The second stop on the #OurFarmers summer roadtrip is to Friendship Farm in Maryland. This dual use oyster and crop farm is dedicated to protecting water quality in Chesapeake Bay with the help of NRCS. Read the full story

Road Trip Delaware

#Ourfarmers Roadtrip: Delaware –Building a Soil Health Legacy for the Land

May 28, 2019 – In our kick off story for the #OurFarmers summer roadtrip, we meet Chip Baker of Delaware. His goal is to continue building the farm’s soil to be healthy and productive for future generations. Read the full story.

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Summer is here! Ready to get back on the road?

We’re rolling out the 2019 #OurFarmers Roadtrip. Put down the windows and turn up the radio, because we’re about to take a summer road trip across the U.S. Read the full story

Preserving a Family Legacy

#FridaysOnTheFarm: Preserving a Family Legacy

May 31, 2019- John Wolchesky, Jr. partnered with USDA to protect his land through an agricultural easement. He now manages the same land his family has worked since 1924. Read more.

#FridaysOnTheFarm: Digging Deep for Cover Crop Solutions

#FridaysOnTheFarm: Digging Deep for Cover Crop Solutions

May 3, 2019 - Meet Cameron and Natalie Andelin, a farming couple building healthier soils and a thriving operation on the outskirts of Reno, Nevad. Read the article about cover crop solutions.
5 Ways Agroforestry Can Work for You and Your Land

5 Ways Agroforestry Can Work for You and Your Land

April 26, 2019-This Arbor Day, learn how agroforestry could strengthen your operation. Read the 5 Ways Agroforestry Can Work for You and Your Land.

Water Conservation and Innovation Through a ����Pro” Partnership

Water Conservation and Innovation Through a “Pro” Partnership

April 23, 2019- Irrigator Pro is an irrigation scheduling tool for managing water use across your operation. Access the tool directly on your mobile device. Read the Water Conservation and Innovation article.

Sailor and His Dragon Fruit

#FridaysOnTheFarm: A Sailor and His Dragon Fruit

April 19, 2019 - Meet Leonardo Aguila, a U.S. Navy veteran who grows avocados, dragon fruit, and cherimoyas on his six-acre orchard. Read more about the sailor and his dragon fruit.

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1 Tool and 10 Takeaways: The 2017 Census of Agriculture

April 18, 2019- Interested in county-, state-, or national- level 2017 Census of Agriculture results? They’re only a click away. Read the blog.

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Farmers Can Measure Conservation Effects with Edge-of-field Monitoring

April 17, 2019 - Edge-of-field monitoring can help you learn about the impacts of conservation practices on your farm. Read more about edge-of-field monitoring.

Fridays on the Farm - Farming Regeneratively to Leave a Legacy

#FridaysOnTheFarm: Farming Regeneratively to Leave a Legacy

April 12, 2019 - This week we travel to Cooksville, Wisconsin, where Mark and Lucy Doudlah produce 20 different crops and raise free-range, grass-fed meat using one guiding principle – being regenerative. Read more about farming regeneratively.

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Pinpoint Soils Data Leads to Successful Tree Planting for Iowa Apple Orchard

April 9, 2019-Are you an orchardist? We have tools to help you grow. Read the article about the soil data that leads to tree planting for an Iowa apple orchard.

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#FridaysOnTheFarm: It’s Conservation for All Seasons at Mill River Farm

March 22, 2019 -Steep land and a short growing season? Jan Johnson has tackled both across her 32-acre organic farm. Read about the Mill River Farm.

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Growing the Legacy of a Century-Old Farm

March 21, 2019- The Harlow family has partnered with USDA to build a thriving family farm. How can we help you grow your farm’s legacy? Read about the Harlow family.

Today and All Days, We Thank Our Farmers

Today and All Days, We Thank #OurFarmers

March, 14, 2019-Farmers and ranchers are the backbone of America. On National Ag Day, we thank them. Read the article.

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Web Soil Survey: A Tool for Your Working Land

March 12, 2019- Web Soil Survey is a data-driven tool built for you. How could you use it to strengthen your operation? Read about Web Soil Survey.

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#FridaysOnTheFarm: Strength of Character and Mind

March 8, 2019- Meet Jim Chew, a pistachio farmer who works with his wife and son on their family operation – Forever Grateful Ranch. Read more Jim Chew.

Symphony of Songbirds image A Symphony of Songbirds at Red Apple Farm

March 7, 2019- By managing for young forest habitat, NRCS is greatly benefitting birds in his privately-owned forest. Read about the Songbirds at Red Apple Farm.

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Farmers Take the Field with Conservation MVPs

March 5, 2019- Every farmer is a coach. This month, we’re highlighting Conservation MVPs who can help you run up the score. Read the conservation article.

Love of Farms

#FridaysOnTheFarm: For the Love of Farms

February 22, 2019- For Patricia Crenshaw, farming is a joyful way to contribute to her community and the overall health of her land. Read the article.

New Science Shows Benefits of Grazing

New Science Shows Benefits of Grazing Native Warm-Season Grasses

February 20, 2019 - When it comes to keeping cows fat and happy, the newest available science shows integrating native grasses into grazing lands is a good option for agricultural producers. Read about Grazing

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Healing Patients on the Farm: Dr. Ron Weiss

February 18, 2019- Dr. Ron Weiss combines food production with medical care. The results? Healthier patients and healthier land. Read about Dr. Weiss.
The Founding Farmers

The Founding Farmers

February 13, 2019- Meet some of our founding farmers, who not only pioneered a new nation but innovative farming methods. Read about our founding farmers.

FridaysontheFarm Veteran Farmer Keeps Serving Others

#FridaysOnTheFarm: Veteran Farmer Keeps Serving Others

February 8, 2019- Jon Jackson created Comfort Farms with one mission – helping veterans and beginning farmers who need it most. Read about Comfort Farms.

Farms and Ranches Sanctuary for Western Monarchs

Farms and Ranches Can Provide Needed Sanctuary for Struggling Western Monarchs

February 6, 2019 - The butterfly’s western population has hit an all-time low, an 85 percent dip between 2017 and 2018. Farmers and ranchers can help. Learn more about the monarchs.

#FridaysOnTheFarm: An Orchard Becomes a Community's Jewel

#FridaysOnTheFarm: An Orchard Becomes a Community’s Jewel

February 1, 2019- In this week's #FridaysOnTheFarm, meet Maria Alonso, who began farming in 2010 in Ontario, California as part of a quest to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for her son, who was suffering from symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.  Read the article.

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Have You Made Your New Year's Solutions

January 28, 2019 - January At NRCS, we can offer a great place to start: new year, new conservation plan. Read the article.