Welcome to March, everyone.
With spring right around the corner, many farmers are thinking about the day when they'll be able to get their tractors in the fields again and ready the soil for this summer's crops.
The maple producers are gearing up for their season, which will start any minute now. The state's Maple Weekends are March 16 and 17 and
March 23 and 24, with many producers across the state opening their sites for tours
and pancake breakfasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on those days.
Go to http://www.mapleweekend.com/maple_producers.php for more information.
Honey producers also are awaiting more activity from their bees.
Speaking of bees and honey, also remember that Ag Literacy Week is set for March 18-22 and this year's focus is on that sweet nectar
of the honeybee. The books to be read this year are about honey
production -- "The
Beeman," by Laurie Krebs and Valeria Cis and "The Honeybee Man," by Lela
Nargi and Kyrsten Brooker.
Go to this link for Ag in the Classroom to learn more about this annual event and how you can volunteer to read to an elementary school class.