I work closely with a group of people who have spent over a year trying to reach larger target audiences with their organization. One of the demographics that has been elusive for them is the Millennial generation. When this organization first began to expand and branch out, they felt very confident and proud. By writing an agenda that spelled out their desire to diversify in several directions, they felt forward-thinking and cutting edge. [Read more…]
Training camp starts early in the calendar year for agricultural producers and entrepreneurs. While much of the production and operational planning for the season ahead has already taken place, the first quarter of the year is often catch-up time for strategizing about labor requirements and training. [Read more…]
A VIP package to a Milwaukee Admirals game, tickets to Badgers and Brewers games, a gorgeous collection of garden art, a Stihl chainsaw, award-winning trees, gift cards to numerous garden centers, nurseries, hardscapers, and landscapers—those are just a few of the items being auctioned off in this year’s Wisconsin Green Industry Federation (WGIF) Online Auction, presented by the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation (WGIF). [Read more…]
Todd Geisert’s farm in Washington, MO is not hard to find. A self-serve produce stand sits right on the side of the road, next to his sprawling pig farm. The Geisert family farm is best known for their pigs and meat products, but Geisert’s farm stand and new store are making their mark in Missouri. [Read more…]
Dr. Amy Dreves, Oregon State University, says Drosophila suzukii, more commonly known as the Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) is destroying the IPM programs developed in the 1940s and 50s.
“The SWD invasion has forced a lot of fruit growers to drastically increase chemical applications,” said Dreves. [Read more…]