Component Merit Cow and three generations of Brown Swiss

2020-01-09T11:25:48-05:00January 9, 2020|New England Farm Weekly|

Lady with cowby Laura Rodley

Friday the 13th brought good luck to competitors at the Big E. On the first day of the Eastern States Exposition, attended by 73,108 people, a Brown Swiss named Rocky Hollow Maiden Fern, owned by William Kelly of Kelly-View Farm in Winchester, NH, and his partner Nate Goldenberg of McGregor, Texas, received first place for Component Merit Cow during the 2019 Northeast National Brown Swiss Show. (more…)

Labor Day at the Lancaster Fair

2020-01-09T11:22:54-05:00January 9, 2020|New England Farm Weekly|

New Hampshire’s Lancaster Fair has been an annual event for 147 years, and this year’s Labor Day weekend celebration continued that celebrated tradition. The event spotlights agricultural activities, 4-H exhibits, food, entertainment and competitions for all.

“On any given day in the week-long schedule there are activities, exhibitions, competitions and entertainment too vast to sample,” the Lancaster Fair’s website reports. “From the Alexander Hall, where vegetables (including the county’s largest pumpkin), flowers and Grange exhibits are displayed to the other end of the fairgrounds for horse pulling events, oxen skills competitions, sheep dog trials and tractor pulls, one can sense the pulse of the region, its history, its roots and enduring family values.”

To learn more about the fair, visit www.lancasterfair.com.

Twitter for farmers

2020-01-23T11:44:07-05:00January 8, 2020|Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Is your farm on Twitter? Michele Walfred, communications specialist with University of Delaware Extension, believes more farms should embrace this social media platform. She presented “Yes, It’s Time for Twitter. Really.” as a recent webinar hosted by University of Maryland Extension and MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture. (more…)

Website can boost farm sales

2020-01-21T09:49:55-05:00January 8, 2020|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

If you sell directly to consumers, your farm’s website represents a critical piece of your marketing strategy. Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) offered “How to Create a Farm Website That Sells” as a recent webinar presented by Charlotte Smith, owner of 3 Cow Marketing. Larissa McKenna, human farming Program director for FACT, moderated. FACT is a non-profit advocacy organization promoting safe, humane production of meat, milk and eggs. (more…)