New Farmer Academy: What’s New for ‘22?

Like many of the farms in our region, the New Farmer Academy (NFA) might appear dormant in the winter. You won’t see many pictures of colorful vegetables, verdant rural landscapes, or smiling interns on our social media feeds for the next few months. There will be...

What’s it like to be a New Farmer Academy Intern?

A few weeks ago our New Farmer Academy interns wrapped up the 2021 season and we gave you a glimpse into their daily experience through this retrospective slideshow. The slideshow highlights all of the fun farm experiences our interns have and the friendships they...

Winter Produce Storage Tips

Photo via The Seasonal Homestead A plentiful fall garden harvest means extra produce to last you throughout the winter – if you store it correctly. The storing of produce relies entirely on being in the right temperature, and receiving the correct amount of...

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...

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...

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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