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Dennis Family Farm named “Conservation Farm of the Year”

2019-01-14T14:16:17+00:00January 14, 2019|Western Edition|

The Onondaga County Soil & Water Conservation District presented Dennis Family Farm with the 2018 “Conservation Farm of the Year” award. Three generations of the Dennis family gathered to receive the award. Local dignitaries were present to celebrate the farm – New York State Assemblyman Al Stirpe; representatives for Congressman John Katko; David Knapp, County Legislator and District Board member; Wayne Norris and David Coburn, also District Board members.


Farm Safety – Be safe for them

2019-01-14T13:52:30+00:00January 14, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by Noah Radliff

When I was a child I had always heard stories from my father about my grandfather. I never knew him due to an agriculture accident. I only got to know my grandfather through funny stories and passing memories shared from my father. I have always known that my grandfather had passed away from a farm related accident when my father was just 17 years old. The part of the story that has stuck with me the most has been the aftermath of the accident when a family member had to inform the rest of the family “he’s gone.”


Mycotoxins in feed

2019-01-18T11:45:06+00:00January 14, 2019|Western Edition|

by Tamara Scully

Mycotoxin pressures have been high with this fall’s grain harvest, leading to concern across much of the Eastern Seaboard. Drought stress, followed by heavy rains, set the season up to be one in which molds, and therefore mycotoxins, became a serious concern. Random sampling of corn silage by Alltech scientists resulted in more than 75 percent of corn silage samples having mycotoxin levels considered moderate or high for dairy feed.


The year end report from the Collins Farm

2019-01-14T10:40:43+00:00January 14, 2019|New England Farm Weekly|

by George Looby

On March 29, 2018 a group of officials and interested individuals gathered at the Collins Powder Hill Farm in Enfield, CT, to review the progress that had been made on a new energy installation on the farm. This project was the result of a study initiated by the Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Organization (CTRC&D), a non-profit, non-governmental group dedicated to the conservation of energy on Connecticut farms.