Conservation professionals increase knowledge to support client needs

2019-12-09T11:42:48-05:00December 9, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by Troy Bishopp

CORTLAND NY — As the autumnal equinox is ushered in, so too is the annual conservation skills training regime for conservation professional partners. Whether environmental stewardship is agriculture, rural, municipal or urban related, the folks on the front line of service seek ongoing training to help clients reach their water quality goals throughout the state. (more…)

Suydam builds a retail market

2019-12-06T10:59:47-05:00December 6, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by Richard Skelly

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – No one is more aware of the value of suburban real estate than Ryck Suydam. A 13th generation farmer of Dutch descent, he is president of the New Jersey Farm Bureau. Suydam’s family has been farming in the New Brunswick area since 1713. (more…)

Northland Sheep Dairy

2019-11-11T12:14:55-05:00November 11, 2019|Eastern Edition, Western Edition|

by Enrico Villamaino

Years ago, a nine-year-old girl went on a family trip to Ireland. Little did she know the profound effect it would have on her life.

“It was on that trip, in the heart of Ireland, that I first saw a cow being milked,” said Maryrose Livingston. “The only word I can use to describe how that made me feel was enchanted.” (more…)

CCE hosts 7th annual Family Farm Day

2019-11-11T11:35:37-05:00November 11, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by Rachael Takacs

This August, Cornell Cooperative Extension hosted its seventh annual Family Farm Day, an agritourism event consisting of a series of open houses at working farms within Schoharie, Otsego and Delaware counties. The farms provided a wide array of products and local foods for visitors to purchase and enjoy. Guests also had the opportunity to learn how these items were made or harvested and part of what being a farmer is like. (more…)

Youths represent Saratoga Dairy at international competitions

2019-11-11T11:20:28-05:00November 11, 2019|Eastern Edition|

BALLSTON SPA, NY – Dairy farming is the leading agricultural industry in Saratoga County. Saratoga County 4-H offers a variety of clubs, events, and programs that support youth who want to be involved in the dairy community. This year has been especially fruitful for Saratoga County 4-H youth; we are proud to announce that two of our own will be competing at national and international levels for Dairy Cattle Judging Contests. (more…)

Starting over

2019-10-18T14:21:54-05:00October 18, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by Sally Colby

A Little Falls, NY, dairy farm in is typical of many, with hard-working families passing the farm from one generation to the next. Monica Aney said her husband Donald has been operating the farm started by his grandfather and continued by his father for 50 years, and Monica joined him on the farm 30 years ago. (more…)

Growing the farm with meat goats

2019-09-16T13:54:11-05:00September 16, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by Enrico Villamaino

Tucked away in Central New York, the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of a farming family are working to live up to their brood’s mission statement: “To live lives of significance that we can share with our family and friends. Our aim is to produce quality products using sustainable methods that allows us to move responsibly into the future while protecting that part of God’s creation entrusted to us.” (more…)