Pasture improvements for equine

CF4-MR-1-Pasture-improve9261Managing and maintaining pasture

by Tamara Scully

Horses need pasture. At least one percent — and preferably 1.5 percent — of their body weight, per day, should come from pasture. One horse requires between two and three acres of pasture — or hay, for maintenance needs alone. Pasture provides a healthy diet for horses, decreasing colic and reducing the incidence of gastric ulcers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. [Read more…]

Don’t waste the waste

CEW-MR-3-Don't-waste65301by Sally Colby

Manure is a valuable resource, and farmers incorporate it as part of their farm’s nutrient management plan. Manure spreader calibration is an essential and valuable nutrient management tool that helps maximize the efficient use of available manure nutrients. [Read more…]

Steuben County farmer sets sight on year-round grazing

CW-MR-3-Steuben-Cty-walk311by Troy Bishopp

LINDLEY, NY — Is year-round grazing possible in the rugged hill country of Steuben County? John Burns thinks so and is putting a lot of planning and effort to do so. John along with wife, Anne, and their children get this optimism from using a technique known as mob grazing. “We see it as a way to be truly profitable and environmentally friendly at the same time,” said Burns. [Read more…]

Ask the Lawyer

by JAY GIRVIN, Esq., Girvin & Ferlazzo. P.C., Albany, NY

  • Can a shareholder or officer ever be held personally liable for the debts or liabilities of a corporation?

Most people (or groups of people) who engage in commercial business ventures choose to do so through a corporation, a limited liability company, or other form of business entity authorized under New York law. Once duly formed, corporations are treated as separate legal entities existing independently from their shareholders (the owners) and officers. Given this separate legal existence, one of the primary benefits of doing business through a corporate entity is the general rule that individual shareholders and officers are usually not personally liable for the debts and liabilities of the corporation. As a result, individuals conducting business through a corporation may usually do so without placing their personal assets at risk. [Read more…]