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Happy National Eat a Red Apple Day!

Happy National Eat a Red Apple Day!

You know what they always say - "an apple a day keeps the doctor away!" Fun fact, this phrase actually originated in Wales during the 1860s. The original documented phrase was "eat an apple on going to bed and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread," and then...

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Welding Lesson

Welding Lesson

Last year my husband, Brian, offered to have the New Farmer Academy interns over to our house for a welding lesson. He forgot all about it, but they sure didn’t! Last weekend we were finally able to make it happen. First the interns learned about the different types...

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High Tunnel Construction

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...

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Many Hands Make Light Work

Many Hands Make Light Work

“Many hands make light work” is a proverb that dates way back, first recorded in English in the 1300s. It’s one of my favorites, and one that proves itself time and again in the world of agriculture. Obviously, the more people available to help with a task, the less...

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