According to the Biodynamic Association, biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food and nutrition. Biodynamic agriculture has been practiced since the early 1920’s. The principles and practices are based on the findings of Dr. Rudolf Steiner. Today, the biodynamic movement encompasses thousands of regenerative gardens, farms, ranches, orchards, and vineyards which all look for a more sustainable approach to farming. [Read more…]
BURLINGTON, VT — Vermont 4-H horse delegates that went to the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup did the state proud, finishing in the top 10 in team competitions and in all events with the communications team capturing first place in their contest. [Read more…]
On Friday Nov. 11, New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation celebrated their 100th Annual Meeting with a conference at Church Landing in Meredith. Workshops and training sessions were held throughout the day for Farm Bureau members. Congresswoman Ann Kuster, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee, recognized the accomplishments and hard work of Farm Bureau members over their 100 Years of service to agriculture in a letter and Governor Maggie Hassan honored the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation with a commendation read by NHFB President, Denis Ward, during the evening banquet. [Read more…]
Dairy farmers know the importance of colostrum to the newborn calf, and well-managed farms have established protocol for ensuring calves have adequate colostrum within hours of birth.
“Colostrum management is the most important thing you do with an animal in their life,” said Dr. Jud Heinrichs, professor of dairy science at Penn State University. “What you do in the first two hours of their life has huge implications.” [Read more…]
The largest farm equipment and service provider trade show in Pennsylvania is back and bigger than ever. The Keystone Farm Show returns for its 20th year Jan. 10-12, 2017 at the York Fairgrounds in York, PA.
New this year is another expansion of the show to a new building. Last year saw the addition of the Expansion Building (Building #9) that featured the show’s first farm toy exhibit. This area allowed both collectors and traders to shop, swap and showcase their extensive farm toy collections. [Read more…]
The Woodbury FFA chapter located at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury sent 52 students and graduates to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN recently. Because the Woodbury FFA members won first place and qualified to compete at Nationals in eight different state FFA judging contests during the past school year, there are 52 students from the Woodbury chapter who earned the opportunity to represent the chapter and the state at the National FFA competition. [Read more…]
by Jay Girvin, Esq., Girvin & Ferlazzo. P.C., Albany, NY
- What steps can I take to improve farm safety?
A farm is not a hazard-free work environment. Farm workers are routinely exposed to a variety of hazards that may present a risk of illness, serious personal injury, or even death. Every year, thousands of farm workers are injured and hundreds more die in farm-related accidents, making agriculture one of the more hazardous industries in the country. [Read more…]
Alexis Eudy is fourth generation beef cattle farmer who did more than just grow up in the cattle industry — she’s working to make it better. Alexis explains the history of the farm she calls home today: Her great grandfather Robert Rhyne started the farm, Rhyneland Farms in Harrisburg, NC, then her grandfather Robert Rhyne Jr. took over. Alexis credits her grandfather for developing the operation to what it is today. [Read more…]