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Farmbytes are bite-sized, self-guided introductions to a variety of topics related to your small farm including videos and recommended resources.
DIY poultry feeder
Making your own feeder can save money and allows you to feed your poultry with the right size feeder for your birds and facility.
Fencing system design
There are multiple types of fencing, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Learn what type of fence could work for you.
Profitability, financial benchmarks, and economic impacts of local food
Discuss profitability of produce farms in central Minnesota and ideas for improvement.
The basics of marketing local food
Your marketing strategy is crucial to your farm's success. Learn how to develop a marketing strategy.
Soil sampling and nutrient guidelines
Manage nutrients by sampling your soils using proper techniques and following application guidelines.
Introduction to using the USDA NRCS Web Soil Survey
The USDA Web Soil Survey tool provides basic information on suitable uses and best management practices for different types of soils.