Rededication of the W.B. Young Building at UConn

CN-MR-2-Rededication 2by George Looby, DVM
For the past 63 years the W.B. Young Building on the campus of the University of Connecticut has served as the center of activity for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources serving the many needs of the college. In this building are housed the administrative offices, the extension service, classrooms, laboratories, support staff and others. The Young Building was erected during the period of rapid expansion in the immediate post-World War II period to fill the needs of a university that was growing at rapid rate to accommodate the needs of returning veterans who benefited from the GI Bill. [Read more…]

Fellowship of Christian Farmers keeps ECHOing its message

CF4-MR-6-ECHO story6cby Gary Elliott, Country Folks Assistant Editor

I knew that I was in for a working vacation that would fit me like a glove when the Lee Publications Outreach Committee selected me earlier this year to go on a Christian Mission Trip with the Fellowship of Christian Farmers International organization to the ECHO Global Demonstration Farm in Fort Myers, FL. [Read more…]

Storrs Regional FFA has a banner year

The Storrs Regional FFA, in Storrs, CT has had a banner year with first place FFA CDE teams, State and Big E Star winners and an agriscience teacher of the year. Three teams are off to the National FFA Convention this fall in Louisville, KY. The Natural Resources Team coached by Natural Resources teacher Andrew Zadora is made up of Zayne Olson, Katie Hayes, Sam Dombkowski and Nick Vertefeuille. They have been preparing hard by continuing to memorize nearly one hundred tree species, perfect compass and pace as well as soil and water testing. [Read more…]

Massachusetts family shows Herefords at KILE

CN-MR-3-Massachusetts 1by Sally Colby
There are a lot of reasons to develop a preference for one particular breed of livestock over another. The Roberts family says that one reason they chose Herefords is simply because they like them.
The Roberts’ Bofat Hill Farm in Chesterfield, MA, is home to about 25 head of Hereford cattle. Although the family started with commercial Herefords, they’ve recently started to upgrade their herd with the purchase of registered stock. [Read more…]