President’s Note: Is the American Elderberry Safe to Consume? Is the American elderberry safe to consume? What about products made from elderberries? The latest science says yes. Read more President’s Note: Kerr Center to Work on USDA Organic Grant The Kerr Center will be working with researchers from the University of Missouri on a new USDA grant aimed at identifying challenges to organic agriculture in the region. Read more Farmers’ Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) has released the latest version of its free Farmers’ Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Read more President’s Note: Western Monarch Population in Decline The latest numbers for the western monarch show the population in decline, with just 1,914 overwintering monarchs in the western flyway! Read more 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 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.