Harvest Time: Garlic

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Knowing when to harvest your garlic can be a little tricky. Everyone wants big, fragrant bulbs, but if you wait too long, the bulbs will start to split, letting disease in. Split bulbs will not last very long and can… more »
Posted on: August 21st, 2017

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Summer Cover Crops

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Soil health is one of the most misperceived concepts in agriculture. The world of science sometimes gives us the perception that all we need to do is add the right ingredients to make the recipe work. But we have been… more »
Posted on: August 2nd, 2017

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NCAT Accepting Applications for Armed to Farm Training in October in Montana

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is accepting applications for its week-long sustainable agriculture training program for military veterans, Armed to Farm (ATF). This training will take place October 9-13, 2017, in Charlo, Montana.… more »
Posted on: August 2nd, 2017

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Strawberry Trials

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager For the past three years, we have partnered with Montana State University to trial different methods of strawberry production in our region. The trial is testing a perennial matted-row system against annual… more »
Posted on: July 12th, 2017

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Frosts in June: A Lesson in Perseverance

By John Wallace, SIFT Farm Manager Frosts in June are no surprise around here. In fact, according to the National Climatic Data Center, Butte has the second shortest days between frosts on average in Montana. The only other agricultural area in Montana… more »
Posted on: June 19th, 2017

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