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Nutrition during transition

2020-03-26T10:25:22-05:00March 26, 2020|Mid Atlantic|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Nutrition during the transition period of lactating cows can make a big difference in animal health. Jonas de Souza, Ph.D., of Perdue Agribusiness Animal Nutrition, presented “Fatty Acid Nutrition During the Transition Period” as a recent webinar. (more…)

Clean data means accurate data

2020-03-13T10:56:17-05:00March 13, 2020|Western Edition|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

WATERLOO, NY – Staying clean is pretty hard for many farmers to do. But keeping “clean” data is vital for determining an accurate yield potential database.

Jodi Putman, field crops specialist with Cornell’s Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team, presented “The Processing/Cleaning of Soybean Yield Monitor Data for Standardized Yield Maps Across Farms, Fields and Years” at the recent Soybean & Small Grain Congress. (more…)

Silvopasture can use, improve more farmland

2020-03-13T10:42:36-05:00March 13, 2020|Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

To help farmers make better use of their woodlands, Michigan State University Extension educators Julie Crick and Kable Thurlow presented “Agroforestry: Silvopasture Options” as a recent webinar. Crick said agroforestry includes five practices: forest farming, silvopasture, alley cropping, riparian forest buffer and windbreaks. (more…)

Increasing wheat’s yield potential

2020-03-27T16:53:23-05:00March 6, 2020|Eastern Edition, Western Edition|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

WATERLOO, NY – Could you increase your wheat yield? Dennis Pennington, Michigan State University Extension Wheat Specialist, thinks so. Pennington presented “Managing Wheat for High Yield Potential” at the recent Soybean and Small Grains Congress, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops team. (more…)

Understanding bindweed

2020-03-13T10:50:37-05:00March 6, 2020|Eastern Edition, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

WATERLOO, NY — Has bindweed affected your farm? Dr. Lynn M. Sosnoskie recently spoke on “The Biology, Ecology and Management of Bindweed” at the New York Certified Organic meeting hosted by the Martin Auction Barn. Sosnoskie is an assistant professor of weed ecology and weed management for specialty crop systems with the Cornell University School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell AgriTech, Geneva, NY. (more…)

How to host a farm school for adults

2020-02-14T16:44:13-05:00February 10, 2020|Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

For most adults, the schooldays may be long gone; however, some want to learn more about how farms operate. That’s why hosting a farm school can help you educate others while creating an additional revenue stream. Paul Dorrance, owner of Pastured Providence Farmstead in Chillicothe, Ohio, and Karen Kopf, owner of Kopf Canyon Ranch in Troy, Idaho, presented “Host a Farm School for Adults” as a recent webinar. (more…)

Offering kids’ camp brings farms revenue

2020-02-03T10:32:10-05:00February 3, 2020|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Parents seeking daycare and summertime educational enrichment crave more options for their children. That’s where farms seeking an additional revenue stream can offer day camping. But it takes some preparation before farmers can open their acres to eager young campers. Food Animal Concerns Trust presented “Planning Ahead for Farm Camps for Kids” as a recent webinar. Samantha Gasson, co-owner of Bull City Farm in Rougemont, NC, and Ana Skemp, co-owner of Deep Roots Community Farm, presented. (more…)