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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...


8/18/2014 - FarmTek Announces Fall CEA School

FarmTek will host a three-day workshop discussing techniques in controlled environment agriculture (CEA). The CEA School will be held from October 22 to October 24, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST at FarmTek's Technology Center East in South Windsor, Connecticut, and will teach attendees how to maximize business and production potential by utilizing proven CEA techniques. Discover new tips and...


8/15/2014 - Late-Summer Alfalfa Seeding

Late summer can be an excellent time to establish alfalfa for productive stands next spring. These key recommendations will help you successfully establish alfalfa in late summer. Plant six weeks before first killing frost. Alfalfa needs 45 days' growth from germination to the first killing frost to survive the winter. Eliminate weed competition. Use a burn-down herbicide like glyphosate...


8/14/2014 - Center Welcomes McNutt as Dairy Planning Coordinator

The Center for Dairy Excellence has named Don McNutt as dairy planning coordinator as of July 2014. In his new role, McNutt will serve as a resource to dairy farms planning for new or improved facilities. McNutt will be instrumental in coordinating dairy planning teams across Pennsylvania and assisting farms in working through the planning process, especially where a higher level of permitting will...


8/13/2014 - Bob-White Systems Lab Receives FDA Certification

Bob-White Systems, a Vermont company servicing the growing microdairy and cheesemaking industries, received FDA certification in July for its Multi-Purpose Dairy & Food Testing Lab. Bob-White Systems now operates the only private, FDA-certified lab in Vermont to service the region's dairy farmers, raw milk producers, cheesemakers and dairy processors. "With FDA certification, Bob-White...


8/12/2014 - Cornell Offers Support to Returning Vets

Cornell University's Small Farms Program is actively working to support returning veterans who are interested in getting involved in agriculture. Through efforts of education and training, the goal is to give former service members the help they may need to be successful. This includes engaging a statewide network of organizations, educational institutions and farmers from around the state of...


AgSynergy Introduces Genesis SABR - There is a new high-speed coulter applicator hitting the market this fall. AgSynergy's...

8/11/2014 - AgSynergy Introduces Genesis SABR

There is a new high-speed coulter applicator hitting the market this fall. AgSynergy's Genesis SABR is a single-disc, low-disturbance, high-speed opener for the placement of anhydrous ammonia with the ability to dual-place with liquid or dry fertilizer. The Genesis SABR has many of the same features as AgSynergy's Genesis TRX, which is a tracked row unit with extremely low disturbance. The most...


Introducing DCC Waterbeds ISO for More Cow Comfort  - Advanced Comfort Technology, Inc., is proud to bring dairy producers...

8/10/2014 - Introducing DCC Waterbeds ISO for More Cow Comfort

Advanced Comfort Technology, Inc., is proud to bring dairy producers its most comfortable freestall bedding solution yet. The new, patent-pending DCC Waterbeds ISO is a premium water bladder system where there are two isolated chambers, one for the cow's knees and one for her body, to create the ultimate solution for cow comfort, consistency, cushion and support. DCC Waterbeds, with two chambers...


Tubeline Introduces New Individual Bale Wrapper - Tubeline Mfg. has added a new individual bale wrapper to its bale wrappe...

8/9/2014 - Tubeline Introduces New Individual Bale Wrapper

Tubeline Mfg. has added a new individual bale wrapper to its bale wrapper fleet. The budget-friendly and easy-to-use TL1000R round bale wrapper mounts to any Category II three-point hitch and requires a minimum of 30 hp with remote hydraulic flow of 4 to 5 GPM. The wrapper features adjustable bale guides, allowing 4 or 5-foot bales to be centered on the turntable, ensuring even delivery of...


8/8/2014 - VDIA to Hold Fall Conference in Stowe

The fall conference and annual meetings of the Vermont Dairy Industry Association (VDIA) and Vermont Feed Dealers Association are being held September 16 and 17 at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Conference Center in Stowe, Vermont. Aspiring, active and retired producers, service providers, educators, regulators, legislators, and all other dairy industry members are invited. An outstanding...


8/8/2014 - Art's Way Scientific Earns Modular Building Institute Award

For its innovative modular biomedical research building in the Bay Area of California, Art's Way Scientific has earned a Modular Building Institute (MBI) 2014 Award of Distinction. With competition in over 30 categories, MBI's contest is the commercial modular industry's premier awards program. MBI is the international nonprofit trade association that has served the modular construction industry...


8/7/2014 - PFB Invites Farmers and the Public to Ag Progress Days Exhibit

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) has numerous exhibits and activities, including fun and active learning opportunities for young visitors, as part of Ag Progress Days, which takes place August 12-14 near State College. Information on a wide variety of agricultural issues will be available inside PFB's exhibit building, which is located at Penn State's Russell E. Larson Ag Research Center at East...


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