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What is Fair Week?

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If you follow any farmer bloggers, I would venture you’ve been reading a lot about fairs – 4-H fairs, FFA fairs, county fairs and state fairs. Fairs are the quintessential summer activity giving us funnel cakes, lemonade shake-ups, corn dogs, … Continue reading

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Field Report from Rural Route 2

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I often get asked, “Can you plant different types of corn in one field?” The answer is “yes!”  And we do in the field that sprawls just east of our home.  This year the end rows are populated by popcorn, … Continue reading

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Our Farm is More Than Monsanto

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This Saturday crowds will gather to wave signs and chant against one of the more frustrating and ridiculous conspiracies of our time – that Monsanto is out to take over the world.

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Flat Aggie Visits Two Chicks Farm Alpacas

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We are so glad to have Flat Aggie visit Two Chicks Farm Alpacas. Our farm is located in northern New York State, about 60 miles north of Syracuse and 30 minutes south of the 1000 Islands Bridge and St. Lawrence … Continue reading

#WordlessWednesday: Fence Building

Fields Too WetThere’s more to this story.  Stay tuned.

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Paper or Plastic? Bag or Box? How Seed is delivered to the Farm

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During spring’s first cookout with family and friends, my farm boy was careening through a story that involved a forklift, the planter, his grandpa and spilled soybean seed. A long-time family friend was listening and said, “So the seed comes … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Planter

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#Plant15 is well underway and with it comes newsfeeds filled with tractors and planters working at sunrise, sunset and every hour in between.  The planter, a must have for most farmers, is filled with thousands of moving parts.  How does … Continue reading