The New England Small Farm Institute

by George Looby, DVM

The New England Small Farm Institute (NESFI) is a land based, non-profit organization located in Belchertown, MA on a 416-acre property that once served as the Belchertown State School. Founded in 1978 by a local citizens action group, to encourage more sustainable regional agriculture. This group was Women in Agriculture, Food Policy and Land Use Reform whose mission was and continues to be to promote small farm development by providing information and training for aspiring, beginning or transitional farmers. [Read more…]

Erie County 4-H holds Dairy Calf Camp

CW-MR-3-CALF-DAIRY-CALF-3c1by Anne Smith

On June 13, The Erie County 4-H had their Dairy Calf Camp hosted at R & D Farm in Marilla, NY. The main speaker was Margaret Greis with help from her daughter Kate and also help from Josh Folts. [Read more…]

All tied up

CW-MR-1-All-tied-up21by Marilyn Munzert

One of the most common horse-related problems is horses that pull back when tied. As with anything else that involves horses, there are several ways to help a horse through this situation. Several different ways will be effective. I wanted to find a way that is effective and that is a good deal for the horse. [Read more…]