Those who own sheep and goats find out fairly quickly that raising these species becomes a battle against internal parasites. The less-than-judicious use of chemical dewormers over the past 40 years combined with the lack of small ruminants’ ability to develop good immunity to internal parasites has led to anthelmintic resistance, and has spurred both farmers and researchers to seek out and test alternative methods of parasite control. [Read more…]
FLOYD, NY — Poet William Matthews wrote, “What matters is that a soldier has a sword of dazzling finish, of the keenest edge, and finest temper, if he has never learned the art of fence.” In today’s farming vernacular, learning the art of fence stimulates livestock management, insures safety, protects water quality, produces local food and saves money for those who have the passion to build their own. [Read more…]
Connie Louise Frasier of Mohawk, NY, was crowned Herkimer County’s 2017-2018 Dairy Princess during the 54th annual pageant on April 28, 2017.
The 16-year-old, barrel-racing daughter of Harvey and Connie Frasier, grew up on a certified organic grass fed dairy and says one of the reasons she pursued the Dairy Princess title was to support her family. [Read more…]
Building soil health is what Jim Hershey says the PA No-Till Alliance is focusing on. Hershey recently chaired a Farming for Success seminar at Penn State’s SEAREC unit near Lancaster, PA.
“Planting green,” he says, “is a relatively new practice. [Read more…]
Just because your horse has gotten older and is no longer show worthy doesn’t mean that it can’t continue to serve an important purpose. All across the country horses are getting a second wind serving as instruments of healing through a service known as equine assisted therapy. [Read more…]
Crowds were taken back in time to 1717, the days of jousting, sword fighting and the drinking of mead as a familiar drink at the Annual Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival.
Organizer David Agro, resident of Brattleboro, VT, has been with the event for seven years. Now a tradition, the festival occurred at the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club in Montague, MA on June 24-25. [Read more…]
White’s Farm Supply, Inc. in Canastota, NY has been named to New Holland’s exclusive President’s Club, the highest honor New Holland bestows on a dealership. The award recognizes superior service to customers as well as excellence and continuous improvement in business performance. [Read more…]
“If you prune early and often it will take a lot less time and make harvesting more efficient later on,” says CCE ENY Commercial Horticulture Program Vegetable and High Tunnel Specialist Amy Ivy.
Folks traveled for hours to attend the hands-on, high tunnel tomato pruning workshop instructed by Ivy and CCE ENYCHP Horticulture Specialist Crystal Stewart, hosted by Ray Zimmerman’s High Tunnels near Fort Plain, NY, earlier this year. [Read more…]