HUDSON, NY — Farmer and Author, Shannon Hayes aptly engaged the belief that a strong community is built around local farmers, food and the stewardship of the land. On Nov. 4, the Agrarian Learning Center celebrated this sentiment by hosting a farm to table dinner and global event titled: “Eat It, Wear It, Regenerate It, Igniting a Consumer Revolution.” The result — world-wide connection with like-minded farmers, communities and consumers. [Read more…]
Theresa McEvoy, who co-owns and operates an alpaca farm and retail space with her husband Andy in Little Falls, NY, first became interested in alpacas when she visited a farm in nearby Oppenheim. “I went on a farm visit in 2002 and fell in love,” she said. McEvoy enjoyed that initial visit so much that she spent the next two years working on the farm gleaning all she could about caring for the animals. [Read more…]
NY Farm Bureau annual county meetings are bringing farm issues to the board and resolutions to the table.
During Montgomery County’s CNY District 8 meetings, Farm Bureau members informed board members about problems with bears destroying crops, enough so that losses are being reported. [Read more…]
Phosphorus (P), life enhancing and necessary for healthy plant growth and for bone strength in animals and people. It is added to animal feeds to help them grow and added to soil in fertilizers to help plants grow. When fields are spread with manure, more P comes along with it. It also can flow into abutting streams and waterways. [Read more…]
“Through the years, I’ve watched numerous small ruminant producers go in and out of business simply because they couldn’t keep their animals alive,” Heather Glennon, Assistant Professor of Animal Science, University of Mount Olive, said. “Hopefully, if you can incorporate these five bullet points into your grazing system, you’re going to reduce the exposure of your small ruminants to worms through grazing management.” [Read more…]
Most of us appreciate Mother Nature’s wild critters, but not in our pastures and barns. Yet the feed, water and shelter we provide our equine friends are accommodations some varmints can’t resist. If wild things set up digs in your horse’s space, here’s how to cope. [Read more…]
Winter is a great time of year to make plans for improving and expanding your agricultural business to generate more profit for the future. Many farms are having success with promoting their business through agritourism.
The first step to that success is to determine what your options and opportunities are, and what your personality traits are best suited to. [Read more…]
“We need to educate the public so they understand how healthy dairy products are,” said Terri (Phillips) Nelson at Dellavale Dairy’s open house and Cabot Day.
Nelson said she believes the dairy industry is the most misunderstood sector of the Ag industry. “I think it’s important to educate the public because we are five generations out from farm life, so consumers don’t really know what dairy farms are about.” [Read more…]