Running a Small Farm

  • How to Get a Healthy Lawn

    14 December 2016

    A healthy lawn does not just happen on its own. You need to do a little work to achieve a lawn that you can be proud of. To make things easier on yourself, you will want to check out the following tips. Keep the Lawn Mower Blades Sharp Do not make the mistake of assuming that the blades on your lawn mower are going to be just fine for your grass as long as they move.

  • 4 Ways GIS Can Help Your Farm

    20 September 2016

    Geospatial information systems (GIS) is changing the way farming is done. GIS is the collection of geographical and spatial data sets that is then stored and analyzed. This detailed information makes managing your land and making decisions easier. GIS has invaluable uses in many industries, including agriculture. Here are four ways GIS can aid in agricultural practices. GIS Can Analyze Soil Data The GIS system can take the data from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the government agency responsible for doing soil surveys, and analyze what crops would grow best on that particular soil profile.

  • Things For New Farmers To Think About When Planning Field Drainage

    6 June 2016

    As a new farmer, you are still getting used to the many responsibilities that you have to take care of on a day-to-day basis. You may have only just started to notice that portions of your land seem to drain slowly, which can affect the health of any crops you're growing in the area. You might be checking out different agricultural drainage systems, but before choosing one, it's important to think about the following things.