Repurposed structures part of annual DeKalb Co.’s barn tour
The fourth annual DeKalb County Barn Tour is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on August 12. The tour includes livestock and grain farms, repurposed barns and a winery, along with a couple more historical sites along the way.
New Ohio program courses aim to aid starting farmers
Roughly 10 percent of small-scale farmers across the nation leave the industry every year. With a new program called Begin Farming, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Assoc. (OEFFA) is trying to help beginners confront the challenges that comes with running one’s own farm.
U of I develops more economical test to detect Palmer seed
The presence of tiny seeds from Palmer amaranth in mixed bags of seed distributed to participants in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) last summer led a molecular weed scientist and graduate student partner to develop an effective, low-cost test that can sniff out even a single Palmer seed in a large mixed sample of seeds.
Penn State Interseeder to be featured at Indiana field day
An interseeding technology that allows for earlier planting of cover crops will be on display at an upcoming event in Allen County. The “Seeing Green: Fields and Profits Soil Health Field Day” is August 10 at Roemke Farms
Sustainable farming is touted to Chinese visitors to Indiana
The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) welcomed the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products (CFNA) and key industry stakeholders to Mike Starkey’s family farm in Brownsburg on July 12.