Digging deeper

2019-08-27T13:45:28-05:00August 27, 2019|Mid Atlantic|

by Sally Colby

Spend some time with Dr. Sjoerd Duiker and you’ll have a new appreciation for the soil under your feet. Duiker, professor of soil management and applied soil physics at Penn State, said there’s a lot to learn from soil from a perspective that’s three feet deep. (more…)

Field of dreams

2019-08-26T13:34:24-05:00August 26, 2019|Mid Atlantic|

Ben Long, first-generation farmer

by Karl H. Kazaks

SCOTLAND NECK, NC – Ben Long grew up in Statesville, but as a child he would spend summers in eastern North Carolina, specifically the area around Scotland Neck, where his mother was raised and where her parents lived. (more…)

Highland cattle help youth perfect skills

2019-08-26T13:33:55-05:00August 26, 2019|Mid Atlantic|

by Sally Colby

An enthusiastic group of young people gathered at Sheppard Farms in Hanover, PA, to improve their beef cattle knowledge and hone their showmanship skills. Although some were seasoned showmen, others were just starting to learn how to handle and exhibit cattle. Heather Lunn, who owns the farm with her father Peter Sheppard, hosted the event that featured their own Apple Hill Farm Highland cattle. (more…)

Dairy and consumer trust

2019-08-26T13:33:31-05:00August 26, 2019|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Tamara Scully

The Dairy Sustainability Alliance is a membership group which includes dairy farmers, dairy cooperatives, processors, agribusiness service providers, retailers, and non-profits. It’s composed of a variety of stakeholders from massive corporate entities to individual producers, representing interests all along the dairy supply chain. The Dairy Sustainability Alliance is a program of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. (more…)

Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival

2019-08-26T10:41:47-05:00August 26, 2019|Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly|

by Laura Rodley

Robin the Hood and Maid Marion got married at last, in Sherwood Forest. It was a June wedding, held stateside at the Millers Falls Rod and Gun Club in Massachusetts. Their merry men attended, as did all the guests who arrived through the gates to bestow glad tidings. The Sheriff of Nottingham did not get his way this time, and the couple were able to complete their vows. (more…)