BOXBOROUGH, MA — Crocus sativus, better know as the saffron crocus, produces the well known spice saffron, which is used in culinary and medicinal applications around the world. This unique spice is known by many but grown by few. Researchers at the University of Vermont are hoping to change this. The world-renowned spice comes from the three tiny stigmas found in each flower of the saffron crocus. New research done by Margaret Skinner, Research Professor at the University of Vermont, shows that this cash crop could be viable in the northeast. [Read more…]
Niagara County Farm Bureau Board recently held its annual holiday luncheon. Senator Rob Ortt, newly elected Assemblyman Mike Norris, Gerry Farnham representing Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, and County Legislator Dave Godfrey also attended. [Read more…]
Jean Lonie is a U.S. Honorary Ambassador for the Nuffield International Farming Scholars program, an agriculture marketing and communications concern. She has worked for a variety of organizations across the U.S., including non-profit producer groups, farm media, the animal health sector, as well as positions in state government and education. [Read more…]
In recent years cover crops have gained in popularity. Cover crops improve nutrient cycling in the soil, improve water infiltration, attract pollinators and aid erosion control and weed management. However, organic producers have limited options for terminating these crops once they are established. Herbicides are not an option. Producers following no-till practices often find that mowing is marginally successful in terminating some cover crops. [Read more…]
“I want you to think about what the goals are of your calf management program,” said CNY Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Dairy Specialist Dave Balbian.
Balbian was addressing a group of mostly dairy folk in the Norwich session of a two-day Calf Management workshop hosted by CCE. [Read more…]
The Equine Affaire is famous for introducing the public to a multitude of horse breeds.
For the second year, members of The Canadian Horse Heritage and Preservation Society (CHHAPS) delighted crowds with their Canadian Horse demonstration and held a booth to educate the public about the Canadian Horse. [Read more…]
EAST SYRACUSE, NY — Ideally, every dam would safely deliver their calves with ease, but just as with other facets of farming, calving often involves complications. Most farmers don’t have immediate accessibility to veterinarians. That’s where planning helps save cows and money, according to Harry Momont, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin. [Read more…]
ROCKPORT, ME — Getting into the Christmas spirit can be tough, but what better way to start than by taking a picture with a Belted Galloway calf. “Take a selfie with a Beltie” was just one of the events at Aldermere Farm’s 12th Annual Beltie Holiday. Aldermere Farm is part of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and host events throughout the year on the farm. [Read more…]