Field of Dreams
Every year I try to incorporate something into our farm that will make it better and more sustainable. This year I decided to put my money where my mouth is and put some of our row crop field into CRP pollinator habitat. The folks at the FSA office were very helpful in helping me wade through the paperwork. In all I ordered seed for about 14 acres. 2 acres are in CRP the balance will be done without assistance. Some of the plantings include the ditches along the road on two sides of our property, several pockets of pollinator forage, and there is 8 acres of pasture I am preparing to plant the remainder of the seed. In the photo above you may only see a field with the residuals of last year’s corn or some seeds sprouting, but what I see is an optimistic view of the future.
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Learn about bees
- September Newsletter
Next Beekeeping meeting October 18th:
- We will cover several topics including setting up a commercial kitchen to bottle honey for retail and marketing it, with guest speaker Susan Willams. Fall apiary preparation, winterizing your hive and considerations for winter feeding. Followed by open discussion. All are welcome!
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Begining beekeeping class offered at CCC - Hastings campus...
I will be teaching beginning beekeeping three night class again this fall October 28th, November 4th, and 11th) from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, and again in winter. It will cover everything you will need to know to get started in the fascinating world of beekeeping. Contact myself or Linda Cooke at (402) 461-2431 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and other questions.
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