Happy 50th birthday, Cattle Feeders

2019-02-22T14:45:45+00:00February 22, 2019|Western Edition|

by Stephen Wagner

Who better to look back than Chet Hughes, former Lancaster County Livestock Agent, a position that evolved into Animal Science Educator? Hughes was the driving force behind Lancaster’s Farm & Home Center for years before being called back to the mothership, Penn State’s University Park campus. Now retired, Hughes came to the 2019 edition of Cattle Feeders Day armed with black and white photos of cattle feeding yesteryear.


Winter Traveling Dairy Diary

2019-02-22T14:35:58+00:00February 22, 2019|New England Farm Weekly|

by Katrina Klobucher, Allison Morse and Echo Ball, UMass

From Jan. 6 – 11 a group of students from the University of Massachusetts, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Vermont and the University of Maine came together to travel to Prince Edward Island to tour dairy farms in the area. The tour was made possible by a generous grant from the Northeast Farm Credit’s AgEnhancement Program.


“Agvocate” for your farm

2019-02-22T14:36:07+00:00February 22, 2019|Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

An “agvocate” – a portmanteau of “agriculture” and “advocate” – is a person who represents and promotes both the industry and his own farm operation in a positive way to the public. In an age heavily influenced by social media and a public largely ignorant of farming, “agvocating” becomes more important than ever, according to Johanna Bossard and Emma Andrew.


Beef protocols: Ensuring safety and welfare

2019-02-22T14:29:24+00:00February 22, 2019|Mid Atlantic|

by Tamara Scully

The New York Beef Producers’ Association Annual Winter Conference featured an array of workshops covering all aspects of beef farming. One of the three conference tracks featured Cornell PRO-DAIRY and other dairy farming experts leading workshops on raising crossbred dairy/beef calves for the emerging dairy beef market.


Dairy Summit delivers

2019-02-22T14:26:50+00:00February 22, 2019|Mid Atlantic|

by Sally Colby

The Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, hosted annually by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and the Center for Dairy Excellence, draws dairy farmers from throughout the Northeast and provides an opportunity for engagement with fellow producers and agribusiness professionals. This year’s two-day event, held in Lancaster, PA, drew a variety of speakers who addressed critical issues in the dairy industry.


From head to toe

2019-02-22T14:46:30+00:00February 22, 2019|Eastern Edition, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Sally Colby

Dressing for winter weather conditions can be challenging, and it’s easy to make the wrong choices when selections for the day are made before the sun rises. However, it’s a lot easier to be prepared for the weather on any given day than it was before the advent of radio, television and internet weather reports; all of which can help workers choose the appropriate clothing.


The role women play in preserving farmland

2019-02-22T12:25:53+00:00February 22, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by George Looby

It has been brought to this observer’s attention that the role women play in the nation’s agricultural scene has been largely underestimated and underpublicized. One organization that has taken a lead role in overcoming this deficiency is the American Farmland Trust (AFT). This organization has taken on the mission of preserving the nation’s agricultural land.


Cub Cadet recognizes White’s Farm Supply, Inc. as one of the top-performing dealers in America

2019-02-22T12:08:30+00:00February 22, 2019|Eastern Edition|

Receives recognition at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall All-inclusive Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica

CANASTOTA, NY — White’s Farm Supply, Inc., local dealer of Cub Cadet outdoor power equipment located in Canastota, NY, recently earned distinction as one of the top 65 Cub Cadet independent retailers in America for 2018. White’s Farm Supply, Inc. received recognition for this achievement during an exclusive trip to the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall All-inclusive Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.