Building a good farm team — Part 2

Being a good farm boss

by Sanne Kure-Jensen

When successful farm businesses grow beyond what farmers can do themselves, it is time to bring in outside labor. Making a good hiring decision helps a farm owner/manager and farm workers build an efficient, productive and happy team. [Read more…]

The New England Small Farm Institute

by George Looby, DVM

The New England Small Farm Institute (NESFI) is a land based, non-profit organization located in Belchertown, MA on a 416-acre property that once served as the Belchertown State School. Founded in 1978 by a local citizens action group, to encourage more sustainable regional agriculture. This group was Women in Agriculture, Food Policy and Land Use Reform whose mission was and continues to be to promote small farm development by providing information and training for aspiring, beginning or transitional farmers. [Read more…]

Erie County 4-H holds Dairy Calf Camp

CW-MR-3-CALF-DAIRY-CALF-3c1by Anne Smith

On June 13, The Erie County 4-H had their Dairy Calf Camp hosted at R & D Farm in Marilla, NY. The main speaker was Margaret Greis with help from her daughter Kate and also help from Josh Folts. [Read more…]