Fat Chance Farm taking a large part of a small market

cm-hr-mr-49-4-kris-morris-2382by Hope Holland

Maryland is well known for Thoroughbred racing but what many people don’t know about this small state is that it is also exceedingly well known for its show ponies.

In Maryland, there are certain farms and families who have dedicated their lives to the breeding, finding, buying and making of this pony royalty. One such family is comprised of Kris Morris and her two children, Harrison and Jacqueline, working from their Fat Chance Farm in the Bel Air area. [Read more…]

Preventing barn fires

cn-mr-28-1-preventing-barn-firesby George Cook, Extension Farm Safety Specialist, University of Vermont

While we don’t hear about barn fires often, they do happen. And when they do, there is usually heavy damage not only to the barn but also to attached buildings, livestock, tools and equipment stored in or near the barn along with personal loss and livelihood. Taking a few simple steps can help you prevent tragic losses in the event of a fire.

Start by installing a reflective E911 sign with street number by the entrance to your farm or driveway, just like those bright green signs for road identification. If you need information, contact your town office, fire department or rescue squad. [Read more…]

ADADC annual meetings encourage producers to attend Driving Dairy Discussions

ce-mr-3-adadc-meetings1by Elizabeth A. Tomlin

Annual American Dairy Associations & Dairy Council (ADADC) meetings are being held across New York, Northern New Jersey and Northeastern Pennsylvania, providing an opportunity for dairy farmers to get together, socialize, have a free hearty meal and catch up on information about where their check off dollars have gone to work. [Read more…]

FFA students gain valuable leadership know-how

cw-mr-18-1-ffa-students1cMORRIS, NY — Each year, FFA members from all across the United States travel to Washington, D.C. to take part in a 5-day FFA Leadership Conference. During this event, students learn how they can become an effective leader in the school and community. Three students from the Charles G. May FFA Chapter, along with Jon English, Animal Science teacher and FFA Advisor, attended this conference. [Read more…]

Vermont 4-H well represented at New England 4-H Horse Contests

cn-rp-25-1-vermont-4hBURLINGTON, VT – The New England 4-H Horse Contests, held Oct. 16 in New Hampshire, attracted more than 60 competitors including 23 from Vermont representing University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H.

The annual event, designed to help 4-H’ers prepare for competitions at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup in Louisville, Kentucky, in November was open to 4-H club members from the New England states as well as New Jersey and New York. [Read more…]