Not surprisingly, many of today’s top horsemen and women started riding when they were young and when their legs were quite short. Classic Shetland Ponies, known for their child-friendly size, were their perfect first mounts. [Read more…]
Could a career in agriculture be in your future?
That’s a question that many of the over 1,100 students attending the inaugural Farming Your Future event will now seriously consider. [Read more…]
Anyone with a pesticide applicator’s license has heard it: the label is the law.
Tracy Harpster, Penn State extension educator, pesticide education program, says labels are not only the law but also include information about the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for that product. [Read more…]
In a memo to its members and partners throughout the region, The Northeast Livestock Processing Service Company, LLC (NELPSC) has announced it is closing down its storied operation that has helped countless farmers, secure quality processing and market their animals through the Northeast corridor. [Read more…]
by Elizabeth A. Tomlin
What does it take to be a successful, organic, reduced tillage farmer? What are the practices? What are the keys?
Cornell Small Farm Program recently teamed up with Michigan State University and the University of Maine to offer results of the latest research on reduced tillage for small-scale organic vegetable production in a series of webinars. [Read more…]
Ag Day at the State House is always one of Rhode Island agriculture’s biggest days, but this year was historic. On May 17, 2017, the halls around the rotunda were filled with farmers distributing samples of local delicacies and Ag service. [Read more…]
Dr. Travis Hoffman, joint sheep extension specialist for University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University, says lamb is on the uptick, but producers should be aware of trends in order to provide what the market demands. [Read more…]
The old-time auction standard for selling a horse as “sound” was always considered to be sound of eye, wind and not a cribber. If an unscrupulous dealer slipped a horse through an auction with any of these problems not clearly stated he would find himself on the wrong side of the law, the auction and public opinion in short order. [Read more…]