Maintaining a Healthy Sugar Bush


  A maple sugar maker's most valuable resource is their trees. Without trees there's no sap, and if the trees aren't healthy it takes more labor and resources to extract each drop of sap. Following recommended tapping guidelines to avoid overstressing the trees is important, but the health of a forest really depends on understanding the resources therein and knowing which trees to retain and nurture and which ones to remove.
  According to Peter Smallidge, New York state extension forester and former director of the Cornell University Maple Program, the first step in sugar ... (Read More...)

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10/21/2014 - Learn the Business of Alpacas


The Empire Alpaca Association will offer educational seminars as part of the Empire Alpaca Extravaganza event, scheduled for October 25-26 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York. Admission to the event and seminars and parking are free. ...More

10/20/2014 - Goodrich's Maple to Hold Annual Fall Seminar


Goodrich's Maple Farm will host its annual fall seminar in Cabot, Vermont, on November 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The seminar is titled "Learn How to Get High Vacuum to Your Trees." Call 800-639-1854 to reserve your space for the seminar. ...More
Efficient Patz Manure Pumps - Patz Corp. is pleased to announce the expansion of the 6000E Vertical Pit Pumps. Customers n...

10/20/2014 - Efficient Patz Manure Pumps


Patz Corp. is pleased to announce the expansion of the 6000E Vertical Pit Pumps. Customers now have a choice between the current tractor two-point hitch style pump or the new Slide & Tilt pump. Available in 6, 8, 10 and 12-foot pump lengths, the ...More

10/18/2014 - Nation's Largest Anaerobic Digestion Firm Endorses Biogas Opportunities Roadmap


DVO, Inc., the nation's largest designer of anaerobic digestion systems, announced its support for the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap, a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection ...More

10/17/2014 - Confined Spaces Can Be Deadly


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What is a confined space? Almost every farm has some type of confined space. A confined space is any area that is large enough for a person to fully enter and perform work, is not designed for continuous occupancy, and has limited or restricted means ...More



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