Winter is here, and snow and ice become an inevitable part of farming. Since the most significant snowstorms occur in January, February and early March, there’s still time to prepare for the season. [Read more…]
“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…]