Will Parson is a photographer and media professional at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and works as a Multimedia Specialist for the Chesapeake Bay Program in Annapolis, MD. [Read more…]
Being a good farm boss
by Sanne Kure-Jensen
When successful farm businesses grow beyond what farmers can do themselves, it is time to bring in outside labor. Making a good hiring decision helps a farm owner/manager and farm workers build an efficient, productive and happy team. [Read more…]
On Friday June 5, the new Erie County Dairy Princess was crowned. The ceremony was held at the Springville Dairy Festival in Springville, NY. [Read more…]
Making a good hiring decision helps farm owners/managers and farm workers build an efficient, productive and happy team. David Hambleton has been the farm manager of Sisters Hill Farm in Stanfordville, NY for 16 years. He shared his experience with hiring, training and managing over 30 Apprentices in a workshop at the 2015 Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY) Winter Conference. [Read more…]
Due to the long winter — and low price cycle — NY FarmNet hosted a SafeTalk suicide prevention training workshop for agri-service people.
The training session, held at Albany County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension and led by Sean Gerow, President of Access: Supports for Living, Inc., taught attendees signs to recognize and ways to respond to people who are at risk. [Read more…]