Stories by Ann Swanson

Pasture walk spotlighted N.Y. organic dairy

Monday, August 25, 2008

SHERMAN, N.Y. — Doug and Dana Murphy of Nettle Hill Corners near Sherman, N.Y., recently hosted a pasture walk at their certified organic dairy. They are milking 65 head, mainly Jersey and Holstein/Jersey crosses. Although the premium seems enticing, there is more to being organic than just laying off the pesticides and medications. The three […]

Royek tops Warren Co. dairy show

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lyndsey Royek’s 4-year-old Holstein took supreme champion honors at the 2008 Warren County Fair junior dairy show. The overall best bred-and-owned award went to Colter Johnson for his senior 3-year-old Holstein. The show was judged by Tom Uber, type, and Ben Nickerson, fitting. Ayrshire The Junior 3-year-old shown by Hailey Reynolds was named grand champion […]

Task force tackles the future of ag

Friday, March 28, 2008

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. — The Future of Ag Task Force met at the

Restaurant entrepreneur steals the show at Sustainable Ag Day event

Friday, March 28, 2008

PITTSFIELD, Pa. — Sustainable Ag Day in Warren County received high marks by the day’s participants. People came to learn and the speakers did not disappoint them. One participant told others who asked about the day, “This is one that you should not have missed. There was something new for everyone.” Laura Agnew from the […]

Pa. couple earns Conservation Farm of the Year

Thursday, February 28, 2008

WARREN, Pa. — Aggravation Acres, owned and operated by Vicki and Rich Gilkinson, was named as the Conservation Farm of the Year recently at the Warren County Conservation District annual meeting at the Jefferson DeFrees Center. The award was accepted by the couple’s daughter, Wendy Gilkinson. The Gilkinsons operate a 60-cow dairy farm on approximately […]


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Freelance writer Ann Swanson writes from her farm home in Warren County, Pa.