The Power of Mulch

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager We have had an oddly mild fall this year in Butte, Montana, which has led to a prolonged growing season. During this time, our perennial and over-wintering crops have not gone completely dormant. This could cause some… more »
Posted on: November 7th, 2016

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Fall Cover Cropping on the SIFT Farm

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Cereal rye and radish battle an early October snow. Photo: NCAT Timing is everything here in Butte, Montana, and early frosts can create a false belief that the growing season has come to an end. With several light… more »
Posted on: October 11th, 2016

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Need Help Getting Started with Farming? ATTRA’s Got You Covered!

Photo: NCAT If you are thinking about farming as a career but need some help getting started, ATTRA offers two self-paced online tutorials that might be just what you need. Farm Business Planning & Marketing for Beginners will help you develop a basic… more »
Posted on: September 26th, 2016

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Diverse Outlets Key to Successful Marketing

By Jonathan Burrus A customer checks out SIFT produce at our weekly onsite farm stand. Photo: NCAT Summer in in full swing here in southwest Montana, and our SIFT farm is in full production. As we harvest our fresh, locally grown, and organic produce,… more »
Posted on: August 24th, 2016

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SIFT Weed-Control Workshop Worth a Road Trip

Flame Weeding. Photo: NCAT During the recent weed-control workshop at the SIFT Farm NCAT Horticulture Specialist Tammy Howard covered such tried-and-true techniques as using landscape fabric and mulching. And she even mixed things up with a little… more »
Posted on: August 5th, 2016

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