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Country Folks Grower is a business to business publication offering coast to coast coverage through three regional editions.

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Century Farm program honors dedicated farm families

by Gail March Yerke
It was the New York Agricultural Society that became one of the first organizations to recognize Century Farms in our country back in 1937. Today the USDA identifies the vast majority of farms and ranches in the United States as family owned and operated. The Century Farm program honors generations of families that have dedicated their lives to farming. […]

A growing success: K&W Greenery Garden Center

It’s a family affair: Brother and sister Chris Williams and Jordan Graffin at the family’s retail garden center in Janesville, WI.
Photo by Gail March Yerke

by Gail March Yerke

It’s early spring 1972 and the lumbering rural school bus gradually comes to a stop at the edge of town in […]

The savoir-faire of selling to Millennials

by Courtney Llewellyn

The Millennial: what a debated figure in the current economic climate. They have been accused of killing everything from the diamond industry to blowing their meager disposable income on frivolities such as avocado toast. They do make money (often at more than one job), and they do spend it. But how does a business lure them in? […]

Is wood good for growers?

by Sally Colby

Dr. Brian Jackson, associate professor of horticulture at North Carolina State University, would answer that question “Yes.” Jackson focuses his research on the development of traditional and new substrates for potting soils for horticultural crop production. […]

Trellising for long-term success

Posts should be set in the ground four feet (deeper depending on soil type). A deeper post provides a more stable base.
Photos by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

Establishing a new orchard is no small feat, and comes with significant expense in materials, time and labor. […]

Working on the reuse of phosphorus

by Enrico Villamaino

Phosphorus fertilizer is an essential element needed for agriculture. Unfortunately, it is also a considerably limited resource; there are finite amounts of phosphorus found in ore deposits located in a few locations scattered across the globe. Countless nations import phosphorus fertilizer for their agricultural producers. […]