Start farming aims to enhance the success of small and beginning farmers by providing education and hands-on training in: production, marketing, financial management, land acquisition, and other resource acquisition. This program supports beginning producers exploring, planning and establishing their farms as well as new women farmers, young next generation producers and next generation Hispanic producers.
On a recent trip to a wholesale marketing cooperative, the manager explained how she is always looking for more fruit from her growers.
Young Grower Alliance offers educational opportunities for young fruit growers taking over the family operation, developing a new enterprise, or innovating production practices.
Healthy soils yield healthy crops, But what is healthy soil and how do we achieve it?
For a crop that may fruit for fifty years under the right care, it is critical to get blueberry plants off to a strong, healthy start.
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Las bayas (fresas, frambuesas, zarzamoras, y arándanos) son frutas maravillosas; además de ser deliciosas y nutritivas tienen buen precio en el mercado.
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Blueberries are well suited for small-scale and part-time farm operations.
The term “small fruit” includes many of the berry crops such as blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries among others.
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Blueberry grower interview
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Here we talk about some of the physical properties of soil including organic matter, aggregate stability, water infiltration and compaction.