EPA Proposal To Protect Bees

The EPA is proposing to prohibit the applications of pesticides that are highly toxic to bees when crops are in bloom. These restrictions would prohibit application of most insecticides and some herbicides during bloom. Application of pesticides during this period can significantly affect the health of bees. These restrictions are expected to reduce the likelihood of high levels of pesticide...
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Steak and Potato Field Day

The Steak and Potatoes Field Day is on August 4th from 8 AM–1 PM.  Come and learn about fruit production, the Master Gardener tomato variety trial, fungicides for vegetables, emerging pests, high tunnel production, and...
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Agricultural Producers in Tennessee Still Have Time to Apply for Direct Farm Ownership Loan Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tennessee Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest loans available through the FSA direct farm ownership program. Applications must be approved by Sept. 30, 2015, to take advantage of the funding available. Eligible farmers and ranchers can borrow up to $300,000 to buy farmland,...
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July 23rd, Technology and Nature Working Together

    Little Creek Farm is hosting a field day July 23rd with the Putnam County Soil Conservation District.  PLEASE RSVP BY JULY 16th—931‐528‐6472 x 3 or email:...
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Down Payment Help from FSA

Farm Service Agency currently is offering an exciting loan program to assist agricultural producers to purchase farms, construct buildings or other capital improvements. Your bank or lender must finance the first 50% or more of the loan amount at the bank’s rates and terms and FSA can finance up to $300,000 but not more that 50% of the total loan amount and effectually, you would not have to...
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“Polyplanter” Field Day, June 9, 2015–University of KY

On June 9th from 10 AM to 1 PM EST at the Berries on Bryan Station Farm, 4744 Bryan Station Rd., Lexington, KY, a great field day opportunity is available for market growers throughout our region. A new experimental machine system developed by John Wilhoit and Larry Swetnam in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Kentucky shows promise as a low-cost way of...
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