CFAP2 Deadline Dec. 11 – Free Assistance Available The CFAP2 application deadline is Dec. 11. Free assistance applying to the USDA pandemic relief program is available from NCAT specialists. Read more President’s Note: Book Review: Start Your Farm Start Your Farm is written by two individuals who admit to starting out with very little knowledge on farming and learned by doing. Read more President’s Note: Training in the Age of COVID The online trainings that COVID has forced upon us can reach larger audiences more cost-effectively, but hands-on still has huge advantages. Read more President’s Note: Chicken Tractor This simple modification to the Kerr Center’s chicken tractor plans can save plenty of stooping and backache when tending your poultry flock. Read more Pepper Production in Wicking Containers Here are the results of our preliminary trial of pepper production in wicking containers from the 2020 growing season. Read more President’s Note: Automation in Agriculture COVID-19 adds to the list of factors leading toward an increase in automation in agriculture, both at the Kerr Center and around the world. Read more Hydroponics: First Observations The Kerr Center horticulture program reports first observations from a preliminary test on a home built hydroponics system. Read more President’s Note: The Importance of Long-Term Research Trials for Sustainable Agriculture The Kerr Center’s work with elderberries helps illustrate the importance of long-term research trials for sustainable agriculture. Read more President’s Note: Native Plant Landscaping at the Kerr Center Office Landscaping with native plants at the Kerr Center office has taught us to have patience! The landscape takes time to naturalize and attract pollinators. Read more President’s Note: COVID-19 and a Wet Spring Despite the COVID-19 shutdown and a string of downpours in this wet spring, work at the ranch continues. Stay tuned for the resumption of workshops! Read more Meet Our Experts Will Lathrop David Redhage The Kerr Center’s Day-to-Day blog chronicled events on the farm and ranch from May 2011 to September 2014.