Submitted by Mallory Krieger on Mon, 09/17/2018 – 3:47pm This is Part 3 of a multi-part series on On-Farm Variety Trials. Part 2: “Planning It Out” can be found here. Last month, I explored planning your on-farm variety trial. I began with identifying goals. The goals you outlined will guide the next several decisions in […]
On-Farm Variety Trials: Planning It Out
Submitted by Mallory Krieger on Sun, 08/05/2018 – 9:10pm This is Part 2 of a five-part series on On-Farm Variety Trials. Part 1: “What’s the fuss all about?” can be found here. In my last blog, I introduced the concept of on-farm variety trials and explored the many benefits of conducting one on your farm. […]
On-Farm Variety Trials: What’s the fuss about?
Submitted by Mallory Krieger on Mon, 07/09/2018 – 10:21am We’ve all been there. It’s the deep winter, the days are short and cold. The farm is buttoned up for the season. For the first time in nearly a year, we have the time and space to dream. It is Planning Season, the weeks in the […]
Our Farm Beginnings students have flown the nest!
Submitted by Mallory Krieger on Sat, 03/18/2017 – 12:41pm The 2016-17 Central Illinois Farm Beginnings class has concluded their classroom sessions! Congratulations to our students who made it through 63 hours of rigorous learning on topics ranging from enterprise budgets to legal liability management to whole farm planning. Starting in October, our students traveled from […]
Raising the profile of women in agriculture
Submitted by Mallory Krieger on Mon, 05/29/2017 – 7:07pm I just have to dive right in and say it: women farmers are awesome! They are the single strongest and most resilient group of people I have met in my life. Many people know just how challenging farming can be, but did you know it can […]
Reciprocity… It’s a tough nut to crack
Submitted by Mallory Krieger on Thu, 12/06/2018 – 8:49pm This month I am taking a short break in my blog series “On-Farm Variety Trials” to share thoughts inspired by my weekend excursion to the Perennial Farm Gathering in Madison, Wisconsin. Some call it permaculture, some call it woody perennial polyculture, some call it growing a […]