Healthy Soil is Teeming with Microscopic Life

Healthy Soil is Teeming with Microscopic Life

Farmers are intrinsically tied to the soil that encompasses their farmland. Where others only see dirt, greenery, and maybe a few worms, farmers – especially those who rely on organic nutrient sources such as compost, green manure, and plant and animal meals to...
Custom Farm Service Directory Now Available

Custom Farm Service Directory Now Available

People contact their local Extension Office on a regular basis searching for business that offer the types of unique services that farms need.  Whether it is a source to purchase hay or breeding stock, or people who can custom bale hay, build fences, mow fields, or...
Friday Feature:  Century Farm Devastated by Nebraska Flood

Friday Feature: Century Farm Devastated by Nebraska Flood

I am sure you have seen news stories about the historic flooding in Nebraska and Iowa at the end of March.  The farm losses and damage to rural communities are staggering.  This week’s featured video, published by Nebraska Farm Bureau, shows how one 5th...
Winter Feeding Your Cowherd – Those Girls are Expensive

Winter Feeding Your Cowherd – Those Girls are Expensive

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Livestock Economist While the memories of the 2018-2019 winter feeding season are still fresh in your mind, let’s review winter feeding costs for beef cows. Last fall, a beef producer contacted me after purchasing a truckload of bahiagrass hay...