Choosing the Right Equipment

Bigger isn't necessarily better for small-scale farms


  Whether adapting old equipment, building a new tool out of necessity, or selecting the perfect new piece of equipment, finding the right equipment makes the job easier, is cost-effective, and allows efficient and effective use of time and labor. To solve the equipment puzzle, ask yourself, "What do I need, how large do I need it and is it a good fit for my farm?"
  Equipment needs can run from the basic - think hand weeders - to the high-tech, such as GPS-equipped tractors, digitally integrated irrigation systems or specialty harvesters. With any equipment, the purchase ... (Read More...)

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