Tag: Planting



Apples to Oranges: Why Crops Thrive Where They Do

Jennie is a Maryland farmer. She is also a registered dietitian who speaks about food and farming systems, sustainability and family farms. Drive through the Midwest and you’re likely to see field after field of corn and soybeans. Head down South, there’s cotton as far…

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More than one way to plant a seed

Kellie is a mom, wife and farmer from Iowa, where she raises livestock, corn and soybeans. Water quality is something that I’m concerned about as a mom and a farmer. I live in Iowa, where this is a particularly hot topic. There is a big…

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Planting Preparation

Planning for a successful crop year after year By Kellie Blair Kellie and her husband are fourth-generation farmers, raising beef cattle, pigs, corn and soybeans in Dayton, Iowa. Do you have a backyard garden or potted herbs on your patio? Just as you prepare to…

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Planting Season

What is planting season like for a family farm? Learn more about family farms and the work it takes to prepare for the rest of the growing season on a farm.

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How We Select Seeds for Our Farm

Are farmers forced to grow a certain brand of seed or are they able to make that decision on their own? Diane Karr, CommonGround volunteer, mom and farmer from Nebraska, discusses how farmers purchase and select the seeds for the crops they produce.