Country Folks welcomes new sales rep

CE-MR-1-CHRIS NYCECountry Folks is pleased to introduce Christopher Nyce as the new sales representative for Southeast Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey territory. He will help clients take advantage of the many marketing opportunities available through Lee Publications.

Chris brings extensive knowledge to Country Folks, with 35 years experience in sales. In the past, his territory has included Delaware, Maryland, New Jersery and Pennsylvania. He will be an invaluable member of our sales team. [Read more…]

CattleWomen meet at National Cattle Convention

C4-MR-2-Cattlewomen 2by Rebecca Long Chaney

NASHVILLE, TN — CattleWomen from coast to coast gathered recently for the National Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show. Members of the American National CattleWomen’s Association (ANCW) met to discuss ways to empower their members to make continued contributions to the beef community.

Volunteer CattleWomen are a vital part of the programs managed by ANCW. The country is divided into seven regions and each region works hard to carry out ANCW’s mission to promote beef programs and activities. [Read more…]

Local Sap: Big Tree Maple

CW-Mr-Big Tree Maple34by Tamara Scully

Big Tree Maple isn’t your typically maple syrup producer. The operation, run by father and son team Lloyd and David Munsee, began in 1993. Located in Chautauqua County, New York, Big Tree Maple’s business model depends not only on the trees they tap, but on those of their neighbors.

“We’re probably a little bit unique in the fact that we don’t own any of the trees that we tap,” Lloyd Munsee said. [Read more…]

2014 Winter Traveling Dairy Tour

CN-RP-1-2014 Winter 1By Emma King, University of Massachusetts Department of Pre-Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Every January, students from several New England universities spend a week touring dairy farms on a trip known as the Winter Traveling Dairy Tour. This year was the 17th consecutive year of the tour. Graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Massachusetts, University of Maine, University of Connecticut, and University of New Hampshire traveled to dairy facilities in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. This was made possible by the detailed planning of Dr. Shelia Andrews from the University of Connecticut, the support of Dr. Peter Erickson from the University of New Hampshire, Dr. David Marcinkowski from the University of Maine, Dr. Mark Huyler from the University of Massachusetts, and a very generous grant from the Northeast Farm Credit AgEnhancement Program. [Read more…]