“As a nation we need to renew our acquaintance with the land and reaffirm our faith in its continuity of productiveness — when properly treated. If we are bold in our thinking, courageous in accepting new ideas, and willing to work with, instead of against our land, we shall find in conservation farming an avenue to the greatest food production the world has ever known.” [Read more…]
Pegg Johnson has been sewing her own show clothes since she was 10 years old.
“My parents bought my western clothes but we didn’t have a market to buy a saddle seat. I had to make my own,” she said. “That got me into making them. I stopped when I had kids.” [Read more…]
Farmer Jim Laine is an innovator. He farms about 800 acres in central New Jersey, growing grains and mixing feeds for everyone from gentleman farmers and horse owners to commercial livestock farmers. The farm grows corn, spelt, soybean, rye, barley, wheat, oats and hay. It also grows sunflowers. [Read more…]
EAST SYRACUSE, NY — Want to increase the effectiveness of your herd’s vaccination? Roberto Palomares offered one means: improving nutrition through supplementation. Palomares, DVM at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, presented “Role of Trace Minerals in Active Immunity and Respiratory Vaccine Effectiveness” at the recent Calf & Heifer Congress 2016 hosted by Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY. [Read more…]
BOXBOROUGH, MA — Crocus sativus, better know as the saffron crocus, produces the well known spice saffron, which is used in culinary and medicinal applications around the world. This unique spice is known by many but grown by few. Researchers at the University of Vermont are hoping to change this. The world-renowned spice comes from the three tiny stigmas found in each flower of the saffron crocus. New research done by Margaret Skinner, Research Professor at the University of Vermont, shows that this cash crop could be viable in the northeast. [Read more…]