Category : Helpful Articles

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit What do you do when your dream of developing a sustainable way of living, not only supports you and your family, but provides more resources than you can utilize? For many farmers, the answer to this is simple: start a farm store or stand. These “stores” can be as. Read More »

As winter comes to an end, warm weather puts a spring into the step of any outdoor enthusiast. The approach of growing season gives many gardeners an uncontrollable urge to beautify their property or begin near-frantic landscape restorations. During this process, please use care so you don’t over exert yourself – slowly adapt your body. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Depending on location, farmers can suffer significant losses each year due to predator attacks on their goat herds. These predators take many different shape and size, including: coyote, bear, mountain lion, bobcat, fox, eagle, and even the domestic dog. If your herd has been tormented by any of these. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit As versatile livestock on a farm or an addition to a rural homestead with a “go green” initiative, goats are among the top competitors. Not only are they browsers, clearing brush and overgrown shrubbery, but they can also provide nutritious milk, excellent fiber for spinning and in some cases,. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Highly versatile and flavorful, goat cheese is considered both a delicacy and an everyday commodity all over the world. Goat cheese comes in mild to strong flavors, creamy to solid consistency and a range of shapes and sizes. Originally created in France thousands of years ago, different types of. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit In a world that seems to revolve around production output and increasing income, many people are becoming more and more demanding of the products they are purchasing. People have become increasingly concerned with the food they purchase, where it comes from and how it’s grown; most importantly, making an. Read More »

The most important thing to remember when it comes to managing your debt and budget is understanding where your money goes. If at the end of the month (or specified time period), you are strapped for funds, but don’t have anything to show for it, you probably need to reevaluate your spending habits and money. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Naturally homogenized and easy to digest, goat milk accounts for about 65% of milk consumption worldwide. Why is goat milk so popular? It may be due to location availability or the idea that goats are efficient livestock to keep, providing milk, meat and/or fiber. Healthy goats will produce about. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit After deciding what you’ll be using your goats for, it will also be important for you to decide on a breeding program and how you plan on implementing that process. Breeding season for dairy goats typically falls in late summer and carries through to early winter, while other breeds. Read More »

By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit So, you’ve decided that goats are the right livestock choice for your farm. Hopefully, you’ve also decided what kind of goat to buy and where you can buy the type of goat you want. When purchasing a goat, there are many questions you will want answered to ensure that. Read More »