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

Each monthly issue covers all facets of growing and marketing fresh market and ornamental crops.

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Communicate and communicate more

by Sally Colby

In a recent discussion about how to keep farm workers healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak, Dr. Rich Stup, agricultural workforce specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension, discussed some options for employers. […]

New sensor better detects ripening agent ethylene

Dr. Timothy Swager is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry at MIT.
Photo courtesy of Justin Knight

by Enrico Villamaino

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a sensor that could have large implications for the agricultural industry. […]

Lessons learned from agritourism

Fencing around the apple orchard keeps deer out and prevents visitors from pulling over on the side of the road and entering at will.
Photo courtesy of Stanton’s Fuera Farm & Market

by Katie Navarra

When Tim Stanton of Stanton’s Fuera Farms & Market decided to quit the dairy business, he wasn’t ready to give up farming entirely. […]

CSAs talk planning & organization

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Community supported agriculture (CSA) programs have become another means for producers to bring income to the farm as well as lock in markets and a revenue stream. Garrett Ziegler, MSU Extension Community Food Systems Educator, recently spoke on the topic as part of the MSU Extension Beginning Farmer webinar series. […]

Farm phone movies

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Your smartphone is with you all the time, but you likely ignore one of its functions that could really benefit your farm: recording videos. That’s why MidAtlantic Women In Agriculture presented “Smart Phone Movies,” led by Michele Walfred, communications specialist with University of Delaware. […]