A resource for learning about crop and livestock production throughout the U.S. for farmers and gardeners of all experience levels.
Vern Grubinger's website, The Vermont Vegetable and Berry Page
, published through University of Vermont Extension provides access to a wealth of information including books, video's, factsheets, and links to useful websites and other publications. Some content is specific to Vermont, but much of it is not.
Grubinger's website is a great resource for finding loads of detailed information about: Berry Production; Budgets; Crop by Crop Production; Energy on the Farm; Farm Web Sites; Food Safety and Processing; Gardening; Greenhouse and Flowers; Marketing and Management; Meetings and Events; Newsletters; Organic Farming; Organizations and Agencies; Pest Management; Publications and Factsheets; Rules and Regulations; Seeds and Plants; Soil Health and Compost; Supplies and Equipment; University Labs and Services; Vegetable Production; Videos; and Weather.
The website SoilMinerals.com
has extensive and well researched information and resources on soil health, plant nutrition, soil minerals, and fertilization. It is a fantastic resource for learning about how to grow healthy plants and animals by developing and maintaining healthy soil.
- Agriculture Guide
is a great site with a well done blog and lots of information on everything from drip irrigation and irrigation Systems, to greenhouses, fruit and vegetable production, mechanization, plant propagation, fertilizers, and much more.
- Production Resources for Organic Farmers:
- For Farmers
is a website providing useful resources and links on a number of topics. It's kind of like an agricultural eBay
with categories that include: Real Estate; Jobs; Ag Products; Services; Livestock; Crops and Seeds; Equipment; Daily Ag. News; and Special Features.
- The Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
is a comprehensive listing of resources on an extremely broad range of agricultural topics.
The Missouri Alternatives Center
has a nice list of publications and websites for and about beginning farmers.
- Seedsavers Exchange is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing and saving heirloom seeds and rare varieties.
Iowa State University Extension's Integrated Crop Management Page is a voluminous archive with hundreds, maybe even thousands of articles on every aspect of crop production you can possibly think of. It's a phenomenol resource for crop farmers if you know what you are looking for. But the sheer volume of information can be almost overwhelming.
- Illinois Small Farms provides information for the commercial small farmer as well as the small acreage landowner.
The Ecology WWW Page
is a huge database of information on a dazzling array of topics related to ecology. It is provided as a free service to assists educators, students and researchers link to information related to ecology. It provides information on a number of topics specifically related to agriculture and farming.
The World Agricultural and Forestry Directory
is part of the World Design Directory
. It Is loaded with information about all sorts of agricultural issues, events, associations, colleges, journals, libraries, and web resources from all over the globe.
- Agriseek.com provides a comprehensive Agricultural Directory of information and News on all sorts of topics related to farming and gardening. A great resource!
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