How Tos: Farming

Instructions from our farming experts.
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Pasture Guru Sarah Flack Shares How to Grow a Better, Greener Pasture - Modern Farmer
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Sponsored: Adapt Sustainable Vineyard Practices in Your Garden - Modern Farmer
Wine growers and winemakers have been practicing sustainable farming for decades. Today many of these practices make a natural transition to the home garden. Here are some tips for how you can move towards a more sustainable garden!
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Plants Need a Little Vigor? How to Choose a Good Fertilizer - Modern Farmer
Here is your guide to picking the perfect fertilizer to keep your plants healthy and happy!
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Chicken Tractor 101: What It Is & the Basics of Building One - Modern Farmer
The epitome of a low-tech agriculture solution, these coops on wheels give your birds constant access to fresh food, while fertilizing the soil and controlling pests.
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5 Ways to Keep Livestock Cool - Modern Farmer
Unfortunately, livestock do not have the privilege of AC at any hour of the day. Here are some nifty hacks to keep your animals cool and comfortable during these hot summer days.
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Social Media for Farmers 101 - Modern Farmer
Follow these easy steps to become a farm social media maven in no time. With a few smart tactics and a little effort, you can grow an online presence that feels organic and authentic (and reaps major returns).
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How to Mark Perfect Crop Rows - Modern Farmer
If you want to be able to boast about your flawless crop rows, follow these four simple steps to set your veggies straight.
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How to Fell a Tree - Modern Farmer
How to fell a tree -- the right (and safe) way.
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How to Build a Bio-Swale (and Why You Should Want To!) - Modern Farmer
How to build a bio-swale (and why you should want to!)
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How to Build a Chicken Coop - Modern Farmer
By six weeks of age, your baby chicks need something more than a cardboard box to live in. Here's how to build a chicken coop.
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How to Grow and Harvest Grains in Your Backyard - Modern Farmer
How to Grow and Harvest Grains in Your Backyard
Here's how to chop wood. (There is some science behind it!) Camping, Design, Wood Stove, Wood Images, Firewood, Open Fire Cooking, Lumberjack
How to Chop Wood - Modern Farmer
Here's how to chop wood. (There is some science behind it!)
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How to Build a Farm Pond - Modern Farmer
How to build a farm pond on your land.