Farmbot Automation For food Production

Listen, we are all different. I know some of you love to get your hands dirty in garden and would be willing to spend your entire day there. Others have other tasks in mind and would love a hands off approach to at least weeding the garden.

Farmbot automationHow about growing food as efficient as possible? Want to plant food at the optimum time of year, no problem. Want each plant to get the exact amount of water without waste? No problem!

Introducing Farmbot:

Incredible 3D Printer Builds 10 homes in 24hours, And For $5,000 Each!

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Seems like 3D Printers are all the rage. Right now it seems like the possibilities are endless and this may very will be the Internet or the Computer innovation of the 21st Century. A China based company used four 10mX6.6m printers to a mixture of cement and construction waste in building these walls.

So not only are we talking an inexpensive home, but one made from concrete! Note he has built in supports and is able to lay the concrete in a way that no form is needed and seems to be stronger design.

 

Start a Farm With Government Grant Money

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Would a government grant help you make the leap to buying a farm? That right! The USDA has announced it is giving out over $19MILLION in grants to young farmers accross the country! The Nation Institute of Food and Agriculture is managing the grant program. This program was put into place to help the younger generation break into the farming industry. Its for people with 10 years or less experience in the farming industry.

If this sounds like you, read on….

The grants were put into place to help train producers the the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program or BFRDP for short.

Although getting a grant isnt easy, it sure beats getting a loan and having to repay it! Below is some of the info, keep in mind that these dates are the same every year!

Important Dates

Posted Date:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Closing Date:

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Additional Information

For More Information Contact:

Jill Auburn

Contact for Electronic Access Problems:

electronic@nifa.usda.gov (link sends e-mail)

Funding Opportunity Number:

USDA-NIFA-BFR-005436

CFDA number:

10.311

Abstracts of Funded Projects:

Read the Abstract (link is external)

Previous fiscal year(s) RFA:
application/pdf FY 2015 BFRDP RFA (222.23 KB)
Estimated Total Program Funding:

$18,000,000

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:

At least equal to 25 percent (25%) of the federal funds awarded.

Ford Sponsors The National Self Reliance Organization

Thats right! Interstate Ford stepped up and sponsored The NSRO with a Ford Raptor!!! I don’t need to go into details about what this Ford is, there are thousands of videos out there explaining how incredible this truck is. I will tell you it has plenty of horsepower and torque to do everything I wanted in a truck.

Be sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel as we build this into the ultimate work truck!! We have a ton of mods we will be installing shortly!

Facebook Protestors Shut Down Family Farm Raid

On Oct. 2, 2015 government officials raided Michael Schmidt’s farm. Schmidts is a raw milk activist for over 30 years and has been battling with the Canadian government for the last decade. His work around so far is instead of selling milk, he sells his customers shares in his cows. He has obviously dealt with many past legal battles.

Facebook blew up with responses when a raw milk activist named Liz Reitzig posted up an SOS call. She posted that there was a raid going on and for any supporters to grab video equipment and rush to Glencolton Farms, where the confrontation was taking place.

Agents from the Ministry of Natural Resources Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Regulatory Compliance Unit of Ontario, Ministry of Finance, dairy inspectors and the armed policemen were met and outnumbered by the farm’s supporters. Even with the threat of being arrested they stood their ground. (Watch Video Below)

With upwards of 50 people willing to be arrested the authorities decided to unload the confiscated items from their trucks and leave.

At 3:37 p.m. Schmidt posted on his Facebook: “We won. They are leaving and all the confiscated stuff stays.”

In Ontario, Canada raw milk became illegal in 1938. But Schmidt, who grew up in post-war Germany, has a distrust toward authority and strong personal beliefs on the health benefits of raw milk. He has been raided, taken to court, rallied and went on hunger strike (inspired by Gandhi), and he is not giving up, even refusing to pay thousands in fines because he maintains he has done nothing wrong.

Schmidt is just one person against Canada’s $12-billion dairy industry, and it is people like him that can make a change if supported by fellow citizens. Great job!