Western Bean Cutworm, an emerging pest of field and sweet corn in the Eastern U.S, prompted the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program to fund field research in 2016. The results of those trials are now posted at www.nnyagdev.org as the work continues in cornfields this summer. [Read more…]
SENECA FALLS, NY — The dairy barn at the Seneca County Fair felt a little lonesome to Jim Patsos, 71. Except only one year, the Waterloo, NY resident has shown cows every year since he was 11 years old. But this year, only one competitor arrived with dairy cows to exhibit and no beef cattle competed. Patsos enjoys the friendly competition and said he felt a little disappointment as to the meager turnout to the show barn. [Read more…]
At a time when many dairy farms are tentatively waiting out the plague of low milk prices and holding off on decisions, one family is planning their next move.
Harrison Hartman says that his grandfather’s 30-cow dairy in the 1960s was the basis for Scattered Acres, a family dairy farm which includes four properties in Berks and Lancaster counties. [Read more…]
Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley, located at 100 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY, celebrated their 2nd annual Dairy Day with Montgomery County’s Dairy Promotion team, headed up by American Dairy Association and Dairy Council (ADADC) NY District 5 Director / Montgomery County Dairy Promotion Chair, Terri Phillips-Nelson. [Read more…]
Although it wouldn’t be most farmers’ first choice of essential farm duties, most become adept at keeping records. And if there’s one area that requires extra vigilance, it’s manure records. [Read more…]
SENECA FALLS, NY — Logging 558 miles round-trip is the farthest that David and Gretchen Van Echo have driven for goat showing. But the experience proved worthwhile for their daughter, Cheyenne, 13, who took home loads of awards and experience showing eight of the family’s goats. [Read more…]
If you are a woman who loved the Downton Abbey series the simple elegance of that lifestyle made an impression on you. If you are also a horsewoman then the side saddle riders probably fired your imagination.
There’s no two ways about it, a woman riding side saddle just looks elegant. [Read more…]
All year long, riders practice to compete in the annual 4-H Regional Horse Show. This year’s show was co-coordinated by Kelli Wainscott of Chesterfield, MA and Krissy Przybyla of Chester, MA. It is their second year coordinating the show, the biggest in the state, with riders from all over the northeast held at the Three County Fair grounds in Northampton, MA July 7 through July 9. [Read more…]