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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Frost in July? The Challenges of Cold-Climate Production

By Jonathan Burrus July is in full swing and Butte is buzzing with excitement leading up to this weekend’s renowned music festival. The same can be said for those of us working on the SIFT farm, buzzing around like busy worker bees trying to keep up as… more »
Posted on: July 7th, 2016

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Teaching Manual Now Available for Small Farmers Scaling Up to Wholesale

Are you a small-scale farmer looking to scale up? The Cornell Small Farms Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Northeast SARE have released the Baskets to Pallets Teaching Manual. The 16 lesson plans in the manual are intended for an audience of… more »
Posted on: July 7th, 2016

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