Farm Safety Day captivates audience: Part 1

CW-MR-2-Farm-Safety-par1t1-1by Elizabeth A. Tomlin

A variety of topics and demonstrations provided by New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) kept the attention of attendees throughout Schoharie County Farm Bureau’s Farm Safety Day, co-sponsored by SUNY Cobleskill.

SUNY Cobleskill President Dr. Marion Terenzio and NYS Commissioner of Agriculture Richard Ball opened the program and welcomed attendees. [Read more…]

Selecting a boarding facility

CEW-MR-1-Horse-Boarding82538by Sally Colby

Not every horse owner can or wants to keep a horse on their property. For them, a boarding facility may be the next best option.

Boarding barns vary widely as far as what they offer their clients, but the number one consideration for most potential boarders is cost. As you visit different barns, keep in mind that cost doesn’t always reflect the level of care. [Read more…]

The 21st Annual Orange County 4-H Dairy Calf Sale and 4-H Alumni Reunion – An Event for Everyone

One of those events many 4-H’ers remember is the annual Calf Sale and Silent Auction – traditionally held the day before Mother’s Day.  This year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, May 7 will be held at the recently opened Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Education Center & 4-H Park, near Otisville, NY.  The sale includes a chicken BBQ at 6 pm (pre-order required), silent auction, and live dairy cattle sale at 7 pm.  There is something for everyone at this event:  food, fun, and useful items from the silent auction, and great dairy cattle for both the showman and the commercial dairy producer.

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New York Farms produce Grand Champions in International Holstein Show in Syracuse

CEW-MR-4-Dairy-Carousel-21016by Pat Malin

SYRACUSE, NY – Jared Dueppengiesser and Cooper Galton, both of whom come from family farms in western New York, picked up a couple major awards at the New York Junior Holstein Show on Saturday, April 9 at the New York State Fairgrounds.

Actually, that was just a warm up for the International Holstein Show two days later. TC Sanchez Kristina (Sanchez), owned by Galton of Nunda, NY, won Grand Champion Youth and Aged Cow champion in the International Show. [Read more…]

In memoriam of Tina Marie (Acker) Giangiacom

Tina Marie (Acker) Giangiacomo, 58, of Reading, PA passed away April 7 in Lancaster General Hospital. She was the wife of Michael Giangiacomo.

Born in Chester Springs, PA she was the daughter of the late Sam and Charlotte Acker.

Tina was a graduate of Downingtown High School and West Chester University. She was a member of West Wyomissing Chapel. Tina enjoyed fishing, gardening and cooking. [Read more…]