Many consumers are looking for healthier forms of cooking and are turning to more natural foods to enhance their efforts. This is encouraging them to come
up with new ideas for using foods in their natural state rather than the processed types that they are so used to. One of these is the use of grains,
and food preparers have become very innovative with the use of these by preparing roasted grains.
What this new approach to grains is doing is opening up the doors of opportunity for small scale farming. For those who are looking to buy some farm land
but don't want to get involved in a large scale operation growing grains on a small scale could be the perfect solution for them.
There are already some property owners who have begun to take advantage of small scale grain growing. They are catering to the sale of the grain within
their communities to stores like bakeries and local farmers markets.
By the consumers of grains being able to buy fresh grain that is locally grown it allows them to implement this new trend of roasted grains in different
A good example of this is one small level farmer in Sierra Nevada who is doing this with the growing o...
It's the time of year when most people who deer hunt in the southeast start thinking about food plots. A few of us look at food plots as a year-around
land management activity, but most folks are content with doing what they can to get something in the ground for the fall and winter. These fall/winter
plots are really harvest plots, not so much supplemental food plots, but they are useful, nevertheless.
Here are two really good resources to help you get the most of the food plots you plant and to help you take them to a more productive level...both for
your hunting enjoyment and for the benefit of the deer and other wildlife that will use them.
One resource is free. It's the "Supplemental Wildlife Food Planting Manual for the Southeast" published by Mississippi State University. Get it HERE.
The other resource is a great book that you will need to fine tune your plant selection, timing, and plot maintenance. I own this book and have used it
so much it's ragged and dog-eared. It's "Quality Food Plots - Your Guide to Better Deer and Deer Hunting." Take a look at it and order HERE.
Some good food plot & deer habitat discussion & tips. Check out this book by QDMA (Quality Deer Management Association). I’ve read it from cover
to cover and use it as a resource all year long. It’s excellent. It’s at Amazon HERE.