Recent Blog Posts

  • Southern States December 2014 Equine News: Feeding the Hard Keeper

    December 10, 2014
    There could be several reasons for a horse being a hard keeper. Before starting a weight-gain program for an underweight horse, check out Southern States article for ways to identify the problem and tips to help improve your "hard keeper". Click here to read more.  
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  • How To Introduce A New Dog Into The Family

    October 15, 2014
    Though coming home with a new dog is always exciting, there are a few things an owner, old or new, shouldn’t overlook. The dog should be approached slowly, at least until he becomes familiar with his new family.
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  • Why do We Rake Leaves?

    September 15, 2014
    Summer is coming to a close and it is almost that time of the year again. Raking leaves is very important primarily for the look and healthiness of your lawn. Raking leaves serves multiple purposes.
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  • Keeping Wild Birds Healthy

    August 15, 2014
    Bird enthusiasts enjoy watching birds eat and bathe in their backyards. Here are some important tips to help maintain healthy wild birds:• Keep feeders free from debris, droppings and old seed that has gotten wet and possibly moldy. Moldy seed can spread sickness and disease.
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  • Stimulating Your Horse's Thirst

    August 1, 2014
    More often than not, horses will go a significant amount of time without drinking water. Many horse people are familiar with the old saying that ‘You can lead a horse to water, but you can not make it drink.
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  • How to Use Flowers to Attract Different Types of Wild Birds

    July 15, 2014
    In addition to adding bird feeders and filling up a bird bath, you can also attract wild birds by planting seed bearing flowers to your landscape. • Common Seed-Bearing Flower Types: There are several types of seed- bearing flowers that wild birds tend to be attracted to.
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  • Tips On Raising Poultry

    July 1, 2014
    Raising chickens on your estate or even in your backyard is a very fulfilling activity that requires dedicated time and practice. No matter how large of an operation you’re running, there are many important tips on raising poultry that every beginner must be aware of.
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  • Stink Bugs

    June 15, 2014
    What is a stink bug? What do they eat? How do I get rid of them? Find out all you need to know to keep your garden and home stink bug free this year!
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  • June Farm & Equine Newsletter

    June 10, 2014
    Agway's June Farm & Equine Newsletter has fun facts and helpful tips for your growing pony! Don't forget, June is Dairy Month! Watch this video to see a day in the life of a dairy farmer.
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  • Something Bugging You?

    June 1, 2014
    Agway Offers Tips for Summer Insect ControlThose of you who enjoyed the mild winter beware - you could be paying the price this summer.
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  • General Rose Pruning Guideline

    May 15, 2014
    Pruning is done to encourage and speed up the natural growth of new healthy canes. This promotes larger and more numerous flowers, and aids in the formation of strong root systems.
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  • May Farm & Equine Newsletter

    May 13, 2014
    Pasture management is one of the most challenging and important parts of caring for your horses diet. Watch this video and learn how to take the best care of your lawn and forage. Flies are an unwelcome part of summer and bother humans and animals alike.
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  • How to Care for New Chicks

    May 1, 2014
    More and more hobbyists each year are interested in raising a small flock of chickens in their backyards or on a small farm. Most owners know that the brooding period, a chicken's first 8 to 10 weeks of life, is crucial, but what's the best way to get your flock off to a good start?
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  • Crabgrass Control

    April 15, 2014
    Crabgrass is one of the most invasive annual grasses in lawns and gardens. A dense healthy lawn is the best defense against crabgrass and other troublesome weeds.
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  • April Farm & Equine Newsletter

    April 1, 2014
    Check out Agway's April Farm & Equine Newsletter. Learn the importance of Equine Nutrition and Guidelines for Life stages as well as helpful tips on How to Care for New Chicks! Be sure to check out Southern States coupon for savings on horse feed. Click here to view newsletter in full.
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  • Butterfly Gardening for Kids

    March 15, 2014
    Winged jewels of the air.
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  • Controlling Baby Trees

    March 1, 2014
    From small acorns grow great oaks. With the intense suburbanization of the past half-century, many Americans find themselves living on the edge of the woods.
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  • What You Need to Start Seeds Indoors

    February 15, 2014
    Starting seeds indoors is a great way to ensure earlier blooms and an earlier harvest from your garden, and allows you to choose longer-growing cultivars to enjoy. Enterprising gardeners can enjoy starting seeds throughout the winter, if they have the right tools to get the seeds growing.
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  • The Great Backyard Bird Count

    February 1, 2014
    The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.
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  • Winter Cat Care

    January 15, 2014
    Shorter days and colder temperatures can have the same depressing effects on pets as they do on pet owners. Fortunately, there are easy ways cat owners can keep their furry family members happy and healthy all winter long.
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  • Recycle Your Christmas Tree

    January 1, 2014
    As it gets colder and there are less leaves on trees, birds need more places to hide from predators and where they can get inside to stay warm. A Christmas tree is the perfect fit for those needs.
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  • Popular Holiday Plants

    December 15, 2013
    Plants are a great choice for thoughtful, long-lasting gifts, and they make elegant and versatile holiday decorations. There are a number of plants that are great for the holiday season, and each one has unique qualities that can be the perfect addition to your seasonal preparations.
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  • Winter Poultry Care

    December 1, 2013
    Chickens are much tougher than they appear and they only need a little extra care during the winter months. Here are a few essential tips to consider when caring for your chickens throughout the winter.
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  • Forcing Spring-Blooming Bulbs in Winter

    November 15, 2013
    Most spring-blooming bulbs can be forced into bloom. The most common choices are hyacinths, tulips, narcissus, grape hyacinths and crocuses
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  • Gardening Tips for November

    November 1, 2013
    You've raked up the leaves but the snow hasn't fallen yet. There are still things in the lawn and garden that need to be done!
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