Recent Blog Posts

  • Spring on the Farm

    March 15, 2019
    Spring is the busiest season of all on the farm, and understanding spring farm tasks is the first step in being ready to tackle each one for a productive and prosperous season. In spring… Snow melts and fields and roads flood.
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  • How to Control Flies on the Farm

    July 15, 2018
    Fly control is an important topic around many farms. They may be small, but flies are a big problem if not addressed properly through a combination of farm management techniques and fly-control products.
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  • Farming Through the Winter Freeze

    January 15, 2018
    Winter is no vacation from farming – there are essential tasks that all farmers need to do throughout the winter to ensure a productive and profitable spring.
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  • Winterizing Your Barn

    December 1, 2017
    It is essential to protect your barn from winter storms, and doing so will help keep your equipment safe and your livestock healthy through the long winter months.
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  • Barn Winterization Checklist

    November 1, 2017
    Whether you farm just a few acres, raise any type of livestock or oversee a large commercial agricultural operation, your barn is a critical structure in winter. It shelters your stock from cold, protects your gear from snow and ice and stores supplies for storms.
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  • Tips On Fly Control For Your Cattle

    July 1, 2017
    Every year spring brings new beginnings. The sun shines, livestock begin to breed, and the grass begins to turn green again. With all that beauty also comes some disadvantages. The one disadvantage you should be aware of is fly season.
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  • How Do Farmers Take Care of Their Cattle During Winter Storms & Cold Weather?

    February 1, 2016
    Winter storms and cold weather are hard on all of us. This means just as we humans feel the frigid, icy air, so do your cattle and livestock. It’s easy to bring your pets indoors when there is a storm outside, but you can’t fit the whole herd in your living room.
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  • Southern States January 2016 News & Views

    January 5, 2016
    January is the month of winter equipment maintenance, pasture management, and springtime preparations. See what this month has in store for Southern States customers. 2016 Vegetables Grower's Handbook: https://www. southernstates. com/articles/vegetable-seed-guide/index2. aspx?
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  • The Importance of Selecting Quality Hay

    December 15, 2015
    Whether you have horses, cattle, sheep, goats or other livestock, good quality hay is an essential part of their diet, and it is important to choose only the best hay to feed your animals.
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  • Pond Algae and Water Clarity Issues

    September 15, 2015
    Algae is a natural part of any backyard pond and helps balance the pond's chemical composition and feed the fish, ducks and insects that rely on the pond's ecosystem.
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  • Recycling Down on the Farm

    April 1, 2015
    Everyone knows the value of recycling, but the more creative the recycling down on the farm, the more farmers can save both money and materials by meeting their equipment needs in unique and sustainable ways. Compost Composting is the easiest and most familiar type of farm recycling.
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  • Southern States February 2015 Equine News

    February 10, 2015
    Are you looking for tips to help you manage your pasture this spring? Check out Southern States February 2015 Equine News - Spring Pasture Management, for the dos and don'ts in renovating your pasture. Click here for the complete Southern States Equine Newsletter.
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  • Southern States January 2015 Equine News - Feeding Forages

    January 23, 2015
    Learn how to determine the quality of your hay before feeding it to your horse by reading Southern States January 2015 Equine News - Feeding Forages. Find tips, featured feed and more by clicking this link for the complete Equine Newsletter http://www. southernstates.
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  • Protecting Your Livestock from the Harsh Winter

    January 15, 2015
    Winter is a dangerous season for livestock and can be devastating to farmers, whether you have just a few hobby animals or a large commercial operation. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep livestock safe and healthy even through the worst winter conditions.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Going to Bat Against Bugs

    June 15, 2013
    Try natural biological insect control. The evidence suggests that a typical bat colony can make a difference to those who want to use natural biological insect control as part of their insect control.
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  • Southern States May 2013 Equine News

    May 22, 2013
    Check out the latest Equine News from Southern States! Learn about fly control tips and tricks, selecting quality hay and much more! Click here to catch up on the latest Equine News.
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  • Creating A Compost Pile

    February 15, 2013
    Starting a compost pile is as easy as following a cooking recipe. Just get the right ingredients together, mix well, and let it cook. In a matter of months you'll have finished "black gold" to mix into the soil of your flower, herb and vegetable gardens.
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  • Raising Chickens – A Quick Guide to Get Started

    March 15, 2012
    Before you decide if raising chickens is right for you, there are a few things to think about:
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  • Fall and Winter Cattle Care

    December 15, 2011
    Fall and winter are traditionally the toughest seasons for animals that spend the majority of their time outside. For farmers there are choices to be made as to just how many and which beef or dairy cattle that they want to carry through the winter.
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