“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…]
by Sally Colby
If your horse is a pinto, paint or perhaps a cremello or bald face, chances are good that you’re concerned about sun damage.
Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston, DVM and board certified internal medicine specialist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, says that while many of her colleagues see a range of fairly common sun-related issues in the field, her position at Penn Vet means that she sees the worst of the worst. [Read more…]
SENECA FALLS, NY — An increasing number of corn and soybean growers are turning to no- or low-till systems that use cover crops. A presentation on the topic, “Fertilizer and Nutrient Management in Cover Crops and Reduced Tillage Systems Farmer Panel” allowed attendees of Empire Farm Days to learn more about the farming method from farmers themselves. [Read more…]
Seth Jacobs’ 130-acre farm in Argyle, NY takes advantage of the watershed that offers a natural resilience to flooding. Seth has been certified organic throughout his farming career. He also runs a successful marketing and distributing direct to resale business, as well as a farmers market while employing five employees full-time. Among his most economically viable crops are tomatoes. [Read more…]
Western Bean Cutworm, an emerging pest of field and sweet corn in the Eastern U.S, prompted the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program to fund field research in 2016. The results of those trials are now posted at www.nnyagdev.org as the work continues in cornfields this summer. [Read more…]
SENECA FALLS, NY — The dairy barn at the Seneca County Fair felt a little lonesome to Jim Patsos, 71. Except only one year, the Waterloo, NY resident has shown cows every year since he was 11 years old. But this year, only one competitor arrived with dairy cows to exhibit and no beef cattle competed. Patsos enjoys the friendly competition and said he felt a little disappointment as to the meager turnout to the show barn. [Read more…]
If you are a woman who loved the Downton Abbey series the simple elegance of that lifestyle made an impression on you. If you are also a horsewoman then the side saddle riders probably fired your imagination.
There’s no two ways about it, a woman riding side saddle just looks elegant. [Read more…]
SYRACUSE, NY — On July 20, New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball and Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter toured a Byrne Dairy processing plant and a supplying New York State dairy farm to show the growing support and strength of the recently implemented New York State Grown and Certified program. [Read more…]