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9/1/2014 - DelVal's Media and Communication Students Get Hands-On Experience in Agriculture Broadcasting

Madison Moore, a media and communication student at Delaware Valley College, traveled with agriculture broadcaster Dave Williams to Ag Progress Days on Wednesday, August 13, as part of her internship with the Pennsylvania Farm Country Radio Network. At the event, Moore interviewed Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in the 2014 election. She also interviewed...


JDBS-1480 Bale Spear for H480 Loader - Worksaver, Inc. introduced the model JDBS-1480 as an addition to its line of bale s...

8/29/2014 - JDBS-1480 Bale Spear for H480 Loader

Worksaver, Inc. introduced the model JDBS-1480 as an addition to its line of bale spears. It features a bolt-in 52-millimeter spear with a usable length of 52 inches, making it ideal for handling large round bales. The JDBS-1480 is designed for the John Deere H480 loader with the Global Series II tool carrier. Worksaver, Inc. is a manufacturer of agricultural, industrial, commercial and construction...


8/28/2014 - NIAA Symposium to Focus on Stewardship

Stewardship is the theme for the 2014 Antibiotics Symposium being hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) from Wednesday, November 12, through Friday, November 14, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Crown Plaza Atlanta Midtown hotel. More specifically, the symposium will focus on antibiotic use and resistance, and moving forward through shared stewardship. The symposium is...


Blu-Jet Side-Dump Trailer - Thurston Mfg. Co. announced the release of the new Blu-Jet side-dump trailer. From hauling man...

8/27/2014 - Blu-Jet Side-Dump Trailer

Thurston Mfg. Co. announced the release of the new Blu-Jet side-dump trailer. From hauling manure out of a feedlot to hauling dirt, silage, scrap or grain, the trailers are built to withstand the rigors of on-farm operation. The trailer features are intended to reduce total cost of ownership by decreasing maintenance and increasing durability while also maximizing efficiency and capacity. The...


8/26/2014 - Slow Money Vermont to Launch in September

Local food entrepreneurs and investors in Vermont will have a new way to connect starting September 16, 2014. National Slow Money movement founder Woody Tasch, Cheryl Devos of Kimball Brook Farm Organic Milk, and leaders of the Slow Money Vermont movement will trumpet the launch of the first Slow Money Network in Vermont. Slow Money Vermont is an emerging network that aims to inform, inspire and...


8/26/2014 - Groundswell Center to Offer Hands-On Training

As a new generation of farmers looks toward a fossil fuel-free future, a growing number are using horses, mules and even oxen to power their small farms. The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, based in Ithaca, New York, is supporting this trend by providing hands-on training for beginning and aspiring farmers. Three of Groundswell's primary Mentor Farms use draft animals to partially...


8/25/2014 - Summer Organic Dairy Series Focuses on Forage Management

Organic farmers are invited to attend workshops in Westfield and Hardwick, Vermont, to explore ways to make the most of their forages. The sessions are part of the Summer Organic Dairy Series, presented by the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT). The cost per program is $20, which includes lunch...


8/24/2014 - Get Help Writing Your Farm Business Plan

Trying to run a farm without a written plan is like going on a wilderness adventure without a compass: The perils are many, and the chances are that even if you manage to arrive somewhere safely, it won't be where you intended to go. And if you ever plan to borrow money for your farm, a business plan is even more essential, as you generally can't get a loan without it. Many new farmers are intimidated...


8/23/2014 - DuPont Pioneer to Build $35 Million Soybean Research Facility at Stine Haskell Research Center

DuPont Pioneer announced plans to build a $35 million soybean research facility at its Stine Haskell Research Center in Newark, Delaware. The nearly 134,000-square-foot facility will include two state-of-the-art automated greenhouses and is expected to be completed in 2016, with room for future expansion. "The new DuPont Pioneer Delaware Soybean Research Facility will advance our research...


8/22/2014 - Deadlines Approaching for 2014 All-American Dairy Show

The entry period is closing for dairy producers and dairy industry youth to register for shows and contests at Now Premiering: The 2014 All-American Dairy Show. The last day for late entries for the shows is August 29. The show is September 13-18 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and features the Premier National Junior Events September 13-16. The deadline is September 5 for the All-American...


Horse Farming the Progressive Way  - Why would 32,000 people take time out of their busy schedules on a patriotic holiday ...

8/22/2014 - Horse Farming the Progressive Way

Dale K. Stoltzfus
Why would 32,000 people take time out of their busy schedules on a patriotic holiday weekend in 2014 to go to an event that showcases modern horse farming equipment powered by quality draft horses in actual field conditions? Why would they stand five and six deep around the perimeter of the demonstration fields listening to the announcers talk about the special features of each piece of equipment...


8/21/2014 - Agriculture Department Honors Two Farm Families

Agriculture Secretary George Greig recognized two Pennsylvania farm families for their long-standing contributions to Pennsylvania's agriculture industry at Penn State's Ag Progress Days in Rock Springs, Centre County. He honored Wayne E. and Robin L. Homan and family of Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre County, with a Century Farm designation, and Robert E. and Deborah A. Jackson and family of Apollo,...


Emerging Markets for Bioenergy Crops - Imagine a farm on which both traditional crops and recent introductions, such as sw...

8/21/2014 - Emerging Markets for Bioenergy Crops

Sally Colby
Imagine a farm on which both traditional crops and recent introductions, such as switchgrass, miscanthus and willow, are thriving. The farm features a bedded pack barn for dry cows constructed from building materials obtained from woody products grown on the farm. The loafing area uses biochar, also from woody crops, to filter water as it leaves the barnyard area. The barn is bedded with highly absorbent...


8/20/2014 - Registration Open for Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference

A full conference program brochure and registration information are available for the fourth annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference, scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Penn Business Conference, located at 600 Valley Road in Summerdale, Pennsylvania, just outside of Harrisburg. The Center for Dairy Excellence hosts this event annually to provide...


8/19/2014 - 2014 Maine Farm Days

One of Maine's largest agricultural events will be held this year on August 20 and 21. Maine Farm Days will take place at Misty Meadows Farm on Hill Road in Clinton. This exciting event, which features activities for both farmers and nonfarmers alike, takes place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Admission is free and open to the public. "This is a time of great promise and opportunity for...


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