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Growing and Selling Mushrooms with Lauren McCalister
Lauren McCalister has been working with a network of farmers, brewers, coffee vendors, and consumers near Bloomington, Indiana who are reducing by-product waste through the production and marketing of mushrooms.
The Fruit and Nut Compass
The Fruit and Nut Compass is a farm business planning tool to help both new and experienced producers project the financial costs and returns from an enterprise focused on perennial crops.
Sustaining the Sugarbush in a Tribal Community
For more than 15 years, Eric DuPuis has been a sugarmaker with the Nagaajiwanaang band of Anishinaabe Ojibwe people near Cloquet, Minnesota. With SARE support, he made some improvements to his sugarmaking enterprise that benefited his business and community.
High-Efficiency, Year-Round Tropical Greenhouse in South Dakota
In Aurora, South Dakota, Shannon Mutschelknaus received SARE support to compare the various features of multiple passive solar greenhouse designs.
Best Practices for Hemp Production in Kansas
The Kansas Hemp Consortium is working to increase awareness and industry knowledge of industrial hemp.
Physical Weed Control Strategies for Midwest Vegetable Growers
A group of farmers and researchers has been working to generate useful, farm-tested, and detailed observations on the best methods and tools for managing in-row weeds. This image is a Tilmor cultivating tractor with finger-weeders belly mounted.
Figs as a Niche Crop in Northern Ohio
Tim and Beth Malinich received a SARE grant to experiment with overwintering methods for raising figs on their Ohio farm.
Livestock Management with Drones Video Series
With support from SARE, Pigeon River Farm developed a video series and additional resources sharing tips and tricks for how they use drones in their day-to-day livestock management.
LAAZY Hives: Ergonomic Hive Alternative
Beekeepers in Ohio designed and built a LAAZY Hive system for beekeeping that allows them to access their hives while seated.
Tackling Canada Thistle in an Organic Orchard
Chris and Juli McGuire gained control of Canada Thistle in their organic apple orchard with support from a SARE grant.
Kansas Farmer Tests Heirloom Corn Varieties
Pantaleon Florez studied no-till growing methods of non-GMO, heirloom dent corn at Maseualkaulli Farm in Lawrence, Kansas.
Washing Greens Efficiently
With support from SARE, Mad Farmers Collective built a new greens washing station that improved productivity, ergonomics, and efficiency.
The LAAZY Hive Plans: Converting Langstroth Hives to AZ-style Hives
Four Ohio beekeepers designed a LA-AZY Hive system to solve some of the physical barriers that they began to experience. They hope it will be a solution for other beekeepers or beekeepers-to-be.
Iowa Meat Processors’ Resource Guidebook
A guide to building, upgrading or expanding a small meat processing facility in Iowa.
Comparing Apples to Apples: Single-varietal hard apple cider testing
Apple growers and researchers in Wisconsin have created a new guide to help apple growers—and cider makers—select the best apple varieties for their products.
Comparing Apples to Apples
In Wisconsin, producers and researchers are exploring hard cider apple varieties.
Growing the Pasture-Grazed Dairy Sector in Wisconsin
Growing the Pasture-Grazed Dairy Sector in Wisconsin is the summary report of a team of researchers, dairy farmers and chefs who conducted a comprehensive investigation of the chemical and physical properties of pasture-based milk when made into cheese, butter or other products. The group, led by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, also explored the production, […]
High Tunnel Cucumber Production Guide
This cucumber production guide provides resources and recommendations tailored to the distinctive growing environment of high tunnels.
Video: Improving Forage Production and Quality with Native Legumes
NCR-SARE Research and Education Grant Program grant recipient, Craig Maier, discusses the research his team conducted to learn more about improving forage production and quality with native legumes in grazed warm-season grass stands. They are researching how plant species of the eastern tallgrass prairie, specifically native perennial legumes, can be established as part of a […]
Improving Strawberry Ergonomics
At Tanglewood Farm, Richard Barnes and Kelly St John have been experimenting with elevated cropping systems to reduce labor fatigue and improve fruit quality.