Sustainable Agriculture Fellows Video

My name is Marlon bates. [I’m] a horticulture specialist with University of Missouri extension I applied for the [sayre] sustainable ag fellowship largely because I read the reviews from Previous Fellows It certainly looked like an awesome opportunity Of all the professional development opportunities that come across my desk The [sayre] sustainable ag fellowship looked […]

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Satellites keeping an eye on mining and agriculture

[Music plays] (Narrator) Thousands of kilometres above the Earth’s surface hundreds of satellites are providing information to decision makers, informing how we manage mineral exploration, farming practices and environmental protection. In fact, there are at least 60 current Earth observation programs in federal and state governments, estimated to be worth approximately 950 million dollars. CSIRO […]

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Agriculture Scholarships | Apply Now

Agriculture Scholarships from Farm Plus Financial Farm Plus Financial is dedicated to helping grow the next generation of farmers through support of the young agricultural community. Each year, Farm Plus Financial will award agriculture scholarships to outstanding students majoring in an Agriculture-related field. The applicants will be selected based on academic record, leadership qualities and […]

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Are pesticides used in organic farming different from those used in conventional farming?

We grow both conventional and organic verified blueberries and, to some extent, the operations are very similar. We use fungicides, fertilizers and insecticides in both operations. The big difference is the source of the chemical and when it’s certified as organic it has to be a naturally occurring organic compound. And in our conventional operation […]

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