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  • if due to location and other factors, you can produce your own compost more economically then buying in organic fertilizers. then by all means do it. i didnt mean to imply that anyone needed 10 acre to be a farmer, i was merely giving an example of…
  • another great resource is the NRCS they have "cost share" programs that can seriously off set if not completely cover the financial side of some projects. check into their "EQUIP" program. you need to be a farmer with at least 1 season under your be…
  • from what i have been reading over the years, composting for greenhouse heating is not a viable method. while a compost pile does produce heat, most is deep inside the pile. generally you end up with about a foot of insulative cover on a compost pil…
  • while any of the subjects listed would be helpful i am really interested in these 2 __X__ Setting up an annual field and greenhouse production plan __X__ Harvest planning templates
  • most of the info i have come across is about how to extend the season, grow locally out of season and do so in a way that does not "cost" more. i think the first thing that should be addressed is what does "cost" mean for your purposes. of course if…
  • in the pacific north west where i hang out i see the same thing. but i can see why. there are several local sources of certified organic compost for prices close to or even less than what it would costs to bring in the raw stocks to compost. also th…
  • not sure what you are asking? cover crop before planting a pasture? a cover crop used to help smother weeds right after breaking old pasture and before planting crops? or are we just talking about classic off season cover crops in between productio…
  • one aspect many farms miss out on completely is the labor side. many farms i have worked for take advantage of so called cheep intern labor so they can make a buck. if you expect workers to work and make a profit for you, they need to be paid a suff…
  • for me, yes. with out a doubt. but for others in general, each person has to define the value for them selves. there is no question that productivity per acre is significantly increased via MIG practices. not only in pounds/tons per acre but more si…