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. http://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/index.html
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 WWW Virtual Agriculture Library is loaded with information on every aspect of agriculture from vast stores of production resources to information on pest management, marketing, farm equipment, agricultural science and research, law, agriculture associations and groups, real estate, and virtually anything else you could possibly think of related to agriculture throughout the world. It’s an invaluable source of information about all things agricultural, but there’s so much information it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It also has a Gardening page.
- 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.
- Get lots of great resources at the Livestock Library on raising cattle turkeys, chickens, horses, pigs, goats, geese, rabbits, and bees.
4) Production Resources for Organic Farmers:
- The New Agriculture Network is joint venture between Michigan State University, Purdue, and the University of Illinois which provides seasonal advice, resources and a listserv for field crop and vegetable growers interested in organic agriculture.
- The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA) provides a number of resources on Organic Production including vegetables, fruit, field crops, livestock, pest control, organic regulations, and much more.
- Several Organic Vegetable Production Guides from Cornell University can be downloaded at http://nysipm.cornell.edu/organic_guide.
5) 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.
7) A comprehensive series of guides for Crop Production in Manitoba, Canada offers a wealth of information on farming in northern climates.
9) Seedsavers Exchange is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing and saving heirloom seeds and rare varieties.
10) 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.
11) Illinois Small Farms provides information for the commercial small farmer as well as the small acreage landowner. The purpose of this website is to provide easy access to information for small-scale farmers and those who work with them.
12) 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.
13) 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.
14) Cornell University Extension has a comprehensive Vegetable and Fruit Production Resource Guide which has loads of links to information on production; pest control; organic farming; weather; grants; and marketing.
15) AgricultureB2B.com provides a comprehensive Agricultural Directory of information and News on all sorts of topics related to farming and gardening. A great resource!
16) For information on livestock production (cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, turkeys, geese, bees) check out http://www.cookingschools.net/resources/livestock-library/
17) Free Farm Manager and Crop Management Software is available at: http://farmmanager.co/