The Iowa Specialty Producers Conference Jan. 23-24 is a joint gathering of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Iowa Wine Growers Association.
Produce growers may not grow the same quantity of product as row crop producers, but tracking the numbers is just as important, if not more so. This Ag Decision Maker article and its corresponding publication outline the importance of good record keeping and offer links to budget worksheets and decision tools.
Garden tools will last for many seasons if they are maintained properly. Although tools should be cleaned after every use, most gardeners are busy and usually just return them to the shed or garage. Fortunately, neglected tools can often be rejuvenated.
Find resources for growing fruits and vegetables, as well as horticulture, viticulture and agronomy state field specialists.