Farmers throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states look forward to mid-August because they’re eager to attend Ag Progress Days. This year’s event, held Aug. 15-17, featured picture-perfect summer weather which was ideal for demonstrations, equipment displays and tours of Penn State’s research efforts. [Read more…]
Howard County Fair has been held in West Friendship, MD for 72 years. It is primarily an agricultural fair, split between open events and 4-H events. It has horse shows, antique cars and, of course, a midway filled with rides and all of the food ephemera a fair goer could wish for. [Read more…]
On Feb. 4, 1735, Benjamin Franklin published the oft-quoted idiom, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Although originally intended to inspire care for fire prevention, the quote still stands firm in its advice for today’s issue with antimicrobial resistance. [Read more…]
“I never wanted sheep that were mainstream,” said Julia Delpino owner of Oz Farm in Needmore, PA. “If everyone has them, what’s the advantage? I’ve always believed that being a bit different was good for business.” [Read more…]
Practices such as double cropping and cover cropping can boost yields, improve soil quality and provide a longer grazing season for cattle, but high nitrate levels in forages can lead to serious illness, and in some cases, death.
Warm season crops that accumulate nitrogen include corn, sorghums, millet, sudangrass, sorghum sudangrass and sunflower. [Read more…]
LOUISVILLE, KY — More than 900 Junior Hereford cattle exhibitors from 38 states and Canada traveled to Louisville to show Herefords and compete in 23 skilled competitions at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). Nearly 1,300 animals were exhibited in the largest junior national show of any breed. [Read more…]
At a time when many dairy farms are tentatively waiting out the plague of low milk prices and holding off on decisions, one family is planning their next move.
Harrison Hartman says that his grandfather’s 30-cow dairy in the 1960s was the basis for Scattered Acres, a family dairy farm which includes four properties in Berks and Lancaster counties. [Read more…]
SENECA FALLS, NY — Logging 558 miles round-trip is the farthest that David and Gretchen Van Echo have driven for goat showing. But the experience proved worthwhile for their daughter, Cheyenne, 13, who took home loads of awards and experience showing eight of the family’s goats. [Read more…]