Turnout impressive for annual 4-H horse show

NEW HAVEN, CT — Nearly 100 competitors from 20 Vermont 4-H clubs participated in the annual Vermont 4-H Horse Show, held July 7-10 at the Addison County Fair and Field Days site in New Haven.

University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H sponsored the event, which included a division for youths without horses. All participants took part in quiz bowl, judging and general knowledge contests while 4-H’ers with horses competed in the 4-H Division and also were evaluated in fitting and showmanship and 4-H project classes. [Read more…]

Highlights from Keystone Farm Show

19th Annual Keystone Farm Show 2016

Over 400 exhibitors at “The Farm Show for Farmers”

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Henhawk Acres Produce Stand

by Anne Smith

Take a ride down Route 16 and make a right hand turn on Genesee Road and you will find one of the nicest Produce Stands in Erie County, Hen-Hawk Acres. [Read more…]

Make #DCHA2015 trend on social media

DCHA_2015 Conference Banner_111114(1)“Connect with the best” online for live conference happenings and a chance to win a calf and heifer canvas print.

Madison, WI– The 2015 Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) Conference is just around the corner, where attendees will have a chance to connect with some of the world’s best calf and heifer raisers. All calf and heifer raisers are invited to follow the conference and join the conversation online by using #DCHA2015. [Read more…]

10 Financial Tips for America’s Young and Beginning Farmers- ABA Celebrates National Ag Day on March 18

agday-logo-colorWASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association is celebrating National Ag Day on March 18 by providing financial tips to the next generation of America’s farmers and ranchers. Unlike established farmers, young and beginning farmers may need to learn the basics of creating business relationships and what goes into making financial decisions.

“Farming is a tough business, and as with any other business, bankers are eager to lend a helping hand,” said Frank Keating, ABA president and CEO. “If you’re launching a new ag business or taking over an existing operation, be sure to talk to your local banker. Let the financial experts guide you while you focus on the farm.”
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