High Tunnel Construction

by Tiffany O’Neill and Hayden Bish, New Farmer Academy Interns Have you ever wondered how Midwest farmers are able to produce tomatoes in the fall or grow greens in the dead of winter? High tunnel season extension is the not so small secret assisting local farmers...

How to Store Winter Squash Like a Pro

By Dylan Leipold, New Farmer Academy Intern This time of year many of our summer squash and cucumbers are approaching the end of their lifecycle. Their glory days of lush, vibrant green growth are in the rear view mirror as they finally succumb to cucumber beetles,...

Has The Wilt Got You Feeling Down?

by Trish Fox, New Farmer Academy Intern Specifically, I’m speaking of the bacterial wilt that infects Cucurbits. At Old Trail Farm, we recently lost some cucumber plants in the hoop house to the disease. If you’ve been battling the wilt in your home garden, and you’ve...

5 Steps To Building A Perfect Bouquet

by Heather Brindza, New Farmer Academy Intern Have you found yourself with a surplus of freshly picked flowers and a desire to turn them into a pretty centerpiece in a jar? Are you at a loss of where to start and how to arrange your flowers to their ultimate...

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