While it’s not uncommon for schools to start mornings off with dairy in their Breakfast in the Classroom program, co-hosted by the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, it’s not every school that benefits from a program such as Ashley Teachout is conducting at Richfield Springs in Herkimer County, New York. [Read more…]
“We are very pleased to announce we had a very successful tele-auction!” remarked Bill Gibson, CCE Agricultural Community Educator for Schoharie and Otsego Counties. “From the comfort of the Cooperstown Cooperative Extension Office with the auctioneer and five bidders on the phone and one sitting with us, we sold 25 steers and heifers at a pro-rated average bid of $1.39 per pound.” [Read more…]
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…]