Improving fiber production through nutrition

CEW-MR-1-Improving fiberby Tamara Scully

Producing wool doesn’t start with shearing the sheep; it begins well before birth. Two primary factors which affect wool quality are genetics and nutrition. Dr. Nancy Irlbeck, of the University of Colorado — a sheep farmer herself — discussed the importance of nutrition in fiber development, offering producers tools to use to grow quality fleece. [Read more…]

CALS’ 50th annniversary highlights its work to improve agriculture aroud the globe

CEW-MR-1-CALS 50th4by Pat Malin

LIVERPOOL, NY — With its focus on youth, the future was clearly on the agenda at the New York State Agricultural Society’s 182nd annual meeting and forum Jan. 8-9 at the Holiday Inn near Syracuse.

The keynote speaker on Jan. 9, Dr. Robert Milligan of Dairy Strategies LLC, gave an address titled, “Millennials’ Perspectives on Their Future in Agriculture.” He also joined in a panel discussion with four “millennials,” or college-age people who feel their future is definitely tied to agriculture. [Read more…]

Annual Vermont Farm Show Kicks-Off Jan. 28

7603280As the Champlain Valley Expo prepares to host the 82st annual Vermont Farm Show January 28-30, organizers have announced an exciting line-up of exhibits and events.
This year’s show will feature more than 150 agricultural exhibits, ranging from tractors to livestock to cutting-edge equipment. For a full list of exhibitors ad their respective booth numbers, visit http://www.vtfarmshow.com/2014-exhibitors.html