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Late Summer-Planted Forage Option for NNY
A Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has posted results of recent field trials as field crop specialists prepare to plant a new trial at three northern New York farm sites. 
Drought conditions early in the 2015 growing season and a fungus impacted the summer oat trials planted in 2015 at the St. Lawrence County Extension Learning Farm in Canton, W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, and at a farm near Alexandria Bay, New York. The research project funded by the farmer-led Northern New York Agricultural Development Program continues in 2016 with crown rust-resistant varieties.

CDE Foundation & PA Dairymen’s Name Scholarship Winners
The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation and Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association have selected 10 undergraduate students as recipients of the 2016 Student Leader Scholarship awards. These ten students will each receive a $3,000 scholarship to support their undergraduate studies and encourage them to continue to pursue a career specifically in the dairy industry. Recipients include Catherine “Katie” Anderson, sophomore at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College; Paul Brown, junior at the Pennsylvania State University; Josh Brubaker, junior at the Pennsylvania State University; Matt Harnish, who will be a freshman at Northeast Iowa Community College; Leah Hershberger-Weisel, junior at the Pennsylvania State University; Katie Hess, junior at the Pennsylvania State University; Laura Lesher, junior at the Pennsylvania State University; Maria Jo Noble, senior at SUNY Empire State College; Katie Osborne, senior at Wake Forest University and Emily Shaw, senior at the Pennsylvania State University.


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