Conservation Innovation Grants

2019-07-16T08:03:39-05:00June 17, 2019|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, Western Edition|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Love ag research? The 2018 Farm Bill offers a new opportunity for qualifying farmers to partner with NRCS to get part of $25 million in grant money to use on-farm conservation measure and study their effectiveness. Kari Cohen, projects branch chief with USDA NRCS in Washington D.C., presented a webinar on the topic recently, highlighting what applicants should know during the application process. (more…)

Students: Pre-Registration open for New York State FFA Welding Contest

2019-06-04T10:55:55-05:00June 4, 2019|Eastern Edition, Western Edition|

Students: Pre-Registration open for New York State FFA Welding Contest

SENECA FALLS, NY — Students in grades 9-12 have until July 23 to pre-register for the 2019 New York State FFA Welding Competition that will be held at the 2019 Empire Farm Days. The students will demonstrate their welding knowledge and skills for Morrisville State College scholarship awards on Thursday, Aug. 8 at the 2019 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY. (more…)

Llama and alpaca parasite management

2019-06-04T10:52:41-05:00June 4, 2019|Eastern Edition, Western Edition|

by Katie Navarra

Parasite control based on fecal egg counts is recommended for livestock as resistance to anthelmintics continues to be problematic. Basing treatment on the results of fecal testing can be costly in large herds. Whether done by a veterinarian or sent to a laboratory for evaluation there is a fee for the service. However, the supplies are readily available and with basic training, livestock owners can learn to run fecal tests on their farm. (more…)

Second Annual Turnout Grazier Meeting

2019-05-20T08:22:44-05:00May 20, 2019|Eastern Edition|

by Katie Navarra

Rain and colder temperatures didn’t keep beef producers from attending the second annual Spring Turnout Grazier Meeting on May 1. Hosted by St. Croix Farm, a third-generation conserved farm in Schaghticoke, NY, new and experienced beef producers were eager to learn marketing and management tips for developing a sustainable beef business. The event is organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program. (more…)