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Feb 19, 2013

32 Apps to Help You Farm

If you scout, plant seeds, chart field boundaries, chart soil types, manage applications or manage your books, these days there is an app for just....More
Dec 14, 2012

Emerging Opportunities in Rural America, Importance of Farm Bill: #askUSDA your questions

Pull up that Twitter account and get your questions ready. On Monday, Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m. (Central time) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will host a....More
Nov 26, 2012

Check out Extreme Beans: The Website

You've read the extreme beans insert, and hopefully you've downloaded the app. Now you can read all the information online, too!....More
Nov 20, 2012

Give #foodthanks This Thanksgiving and Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is upon us, and, like every year, there's much to be thankful for. Sure, Mother Nature probably isn't high on your list, but....More
Nov 14, 2012

Watch The Food Dialogues: New York Live; Event Covers Biotechnology, Anitbiotics, Food Choices

For most farmers, growing crops and raising cattle isn’t just a job. It’s a way of life. It’s a passion. You take it seriously, and you want others....More
Oct 05, 2012

Extreme Beans: The App

Access valuable research information, plus two calculators to help you determine which inputs get you the most bang for your buck and which seeding....More
Sep 18, 2012

New App Calculates N Rates

I'm an app junkie. If there's an app to help do a job, entertain me or educate me, I'll download it (as long as it's free, although I've actually....More
Jun 28, 2012

Let's Get Digital: Stay Heat-Safe with Smartphone App

There's no secret: It's hot out! There have been several heat waves crossing the Corn Belt this summer. We're starting one in Minnesota....More
Jun 18, 2012

#askUSDA Your Questions During Virtual Office Hours

Tomorrow is the time to stretch your digital legs and participate in USDA's Virtual Office Hours chat on Twitter. Discussion will focus on the....More
Jun 05, 2012

Watered Down: Why is Water Important to YOU?

We use water in some form every day. To bathe, to drink, to play, not to mention grow crops. Being involved in agriculture, we know clean water is of....More
What's Let's Get Digital?

Jen talks about how farmers can be active online and other opportunities for digital "agvocacy," as well as other techy things including apps.

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