Middle ground for a “labeled” animal activist?

by Troy Bishopp, the Grass Whisperer
At a Toastmasters International meeting I heard this rather simple expression, “I like oxygen, you like oxygen” by a young man describing the lowest form of agreement among people desperately trying to build consensus within a group. He also said, “Admitting there is a problem is the first sign of recovery.” [Read more…]

Livingston County Farm Fest showcases agriculture

CW-MR-3-Livingston Farm#22Dby Jennifer Wagester
AVON, NY — Although the day was rainy, record crowds were noted for the 2013 Livingston County Farm Fest. An estimated 1,200 attendees enjoyed this longstanding tradition that allows families to experience the wonders of farm life. Livingston County Farm Bureau hosts Farm Fest with help and support from the agricultural community. Over 47 sponsors donated their time and resources to make the day a success. [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…]