Benton Ag

Growing your Education

Intro to Raising Quail   Presenter Crow River Quail Farm, of rural Rockford and Hanover, will educate on the different types of quail and the basics of how to raise the birds in a one-hour …

With high feed costs, improving whole-farm feed efficiency is crucial for maximizing herd profitability. The most important metric for determining your herd’s whole-farm feed efficiency is feed …

Youth filled the Foley Intermediate School lunchroom March 8 for a night to “Get Focused” as Benton County 4-H hosted its annual lock-in.   “I liked making a calming jar …

The time for kidding

Melissa Czeck works with her goats from birth, and while the majority sell to local farmers and 4-H members, her herd’s genetics attract interest from across the United States and overseas. …

The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a New Mexico dairy herd and five additional …

Bittersweet snapshots

I’ve purged my storage closet of six boxes of saved memorabilia — childhood art projects, worksheets, toys and stuffed animals from my childhood along with that of our sons. Throughout, …

Growing your education

Start Mushrooming   Join presenter Stan Tekiela to learn how to safely collect, cook and store edible wild mushrooms. Tekiela, a naturalist, author and wildlife photographer, will teach the …

Tillage talk

Producers may know reduced tillage benefits soil and agricultural operations, but do they know the benefits of each system? Each month a different conservation tillage system will be highlighted to …

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that most farm loan borrowers are now able to make payments to their direct loans online through the Pay My Loan feature on farmers.gov.   Pay …

Perfect timing saves the day

The morning of Feb. 8 started out like any other day at Joe Staricka’s farm. However, that day will stand out in Staricka’s memory for a long time to come.   Staricka and his …

The United States Department of Agriculture announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can sign up for the General Conservation Reserve Program through March 29.   On Nov. …

Farm vacations

Spring break just ended for one of the school districts in the area, so that meant I’m back to work. Though we didn’t venture far from the farm this time, I took time to remember a few of …

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