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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. Educational seminars at the show include sessions on value-added alpaca fiber processing, how to set up a retail store, and the advantages of...


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. The $20 fee includes lunch. Goodrich's Maple Farm offers tubing, main line, fittings, glass and plastic syrup containers, plastic tanks, new and used...


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 new Slide & Tilt pump offers an alternative for removal and out-of-pit service of the pump. This new pump is similar in design to the existing 4444...


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 Agency. "We're encouraged by the very existence of this Roadmap," said Steve Dvorak, president of DVO. "It will help educate government agencies,...


10/17/2014 - Confined Spaces Can Be Deadly

James Carrabba
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 of entry and exit. Are there any areas on your farm that meet this definition of a confined space? If so, everyone on the farm needs to know which areas...


10/17/2014 - Summer Internship Opportunity at Center for Dairy Excellence

There are many reasons to be excited and passionate about what's going on in the dairy industry, especially in Pennsylvania. College students can gain hands-on insight and experience within the industry by applying for the 2015 summer internship at the Center for Dairy Excellence, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Interns will oversee the Farm Open House events, help with numerous educational...


Art's Way V-180 Spreader with Digi-Star Nutrient Management System - Accurate manure application is a necessity in today's...

10/16/2014 - Art's Way V-180 Spreader with Digi-Star Nutrient Management System

Accurate manure application is a necessity in today's demanding environmental and economic climates. Between rising fertilizer prices and heavier regulations in food production, tracking each nutrient application has never been more important. To meet the need for managed and increased transparency of manure application, Arts' Way now offers a Digi-Star NT460 nutrient management system as an...


10/16/2014 - A New Challenge for Soybean Growers

A serious crop disease called northern stem canker (NSC) has been confirmed for the first time in northern New York soybean fields as part of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program-funded NNY Corn and Soybean Disease Diagnosis and Assessment Database building project. NSC occurs in most Midwestern states and in Ontario, but Cornell University plant pathologist Gary C. Bergstrom...


10/15/2014 - Analysis Finds That 10 States Could Provide Abundant Agricultural Byproducts

U.S. agriculture could provide up to 155 million tons of crop residues and 60 millions tons of manure to produce clean fuels and electricity in 2030 that would help cut the nation's oil use and phase out the use of coal, according to an analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The UCS research found that the top 10 states with the potential to use the residues left behind from crop...


10/15/2014 - Updates to Unemployment Insurance Law Help Small Farms

Small farms have long been exempt from paying unemployment insurance. This is largely because the cost of providing insurance for seasonal workers was more than most farms could afford. Both the federal and state government have exempted farms from paying unemployment insurance if their quarterly payroll was less than $20,000. "Unfortunately, as the cost of living has gone up, the $20,000 quarterly...


10/14/2014 - 4-H Dairy Competitions at Big E

Vermont 4-H'ers recently participated in several dairy events at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, including dairy judging, quiz bowl and knowledge competitions. Several individuals placed high overall in these contests that were held throughout the run of the fair, September 11-28. University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H sent two teams to the Big E to compete...


H&S Introduces New Top Shot Spreader - H&S Mfg. of Marshfield, Wisconsin, introduced the new H&S 5115 Top Shot sid...

10/13/2014 - H&S Introduces New Top Shot Spreader

H&S Mfg. of Marshfield, Wisconsin, introduced the new H&S 5115 Top Shot side-discharge manure spreader. The 5115 is the smallest in the Top Shot line, with a standard capacity of 1,286 gallons, which can be expanded to 1,500 gallons with the optional side boards and rear splash. The right side discharge expeller system features a new style of fine spread pan, additional side shields to...


10/13/2014 - Veterans in Ag Summit

Are you a veteran farming in New York state or an organization serving farmer veterans? The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce that the NY Veterans in Agriculture Summit will take place on Thursday, November 6, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York. About the Veterans in Ag Summit The Veterans Summit will offer an opportunity...


10/12/2014 - MPP Webinar Recording Available

Farm Credit East, in conjunction with NEDPA, the New York Farm Bureau and Cornell Pro-Dairy, recently hosted a webinar covering the new Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) enabled by the recent farm bill. The recording and presentation materials from this webinar are now available. The 2014 farm bill eliminated the MILC program and established a new Margin Protection Program. This webinar reviewed...


Brillion Farm Equipment Introduces 3630 Series Pulvi-Mulchers  - Landoll Corp. introduced the new Brillion Farm Equipment ...

10/11/2014 - Brillion Farm Equipment Introduces 3630 Series Pulvi-Mulchers

Landoll Corp. introduced the new Brillion Farm Equipment 3630 Series Pulvi-Mulchers. Wider working widths, increased trash clearance and reduced downtime were the design parameters used to develop the two new models in the series, available in 30-foot and 36-foot-6-inch working widths. "The new 36-foot-6-inch model in the 3630 Series is 20 percent wider than our current 30-foot WL Pulvi-Mulcher...


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