Stories by Emily Caldwell

About Emily

Emily Caldwell of Beaver Falls, Pa., serves as the 2009 Farm and Dairy editorial intern. She is a graduate of Penn State University, where she studied agribusiness and agricultural communications. Feel free to follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/emily718.

Photography book combines art, ag

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SIDNEY, Ohio — A new coffee table book, Images from the Land, has found a way to connect two seemingly incomparable industries — art and agriculture.

Green roofs: Gardens are going up and away

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Green roofs seem to be sprouting all over the country these days. From New York to Chicago, from office buildings to schools, many communities are getting excited about the potential of green roof technology.

Festival to feature Will Allen, urban agriculture and Youngstown 2010

Friday, September 11, 2009

YOUNGSTOWN — With a coalition of community leaders, more than 50 green vendors and a nationally recognized keynote speaker, the Grey to Green Festival Sept. 12 is sure to get Youngstown buzzing.

2009 Geauga County Fair

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Great Geauga County Fair’s Livestock Auction was held Sept. 5. Check out the top sellers and see if you are pictured in some of the photos from around the fairgrounds.

2009 Big Knob Grange Fair

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Big Knob 4-H Livestock Sale. Check out the top animals of the sale, and see photos from the Big Knob fairgrounds.

Equipment dealers hope to mix colors

Monday, August 31, 2009

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — Led by Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Hanna, equipment dealers across Pennsylvania are hoping to pass House Bill 1498, which will give them more freedom to run their businesses. The bill updates Act 86, also known as the Pennsylvania Fair Dealership Law, that was passed in 1987. (See bottom of page for […]

I pledge my hands to larger service: 4-H is more than cows and pigs

Monday, August 31, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — More than 6 million youth involved in 4-H throughout the nation start each club meeting with the following mantra: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.” […]

There’s life after milking

Monday, August 31, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — So you have decided to exit the dairy industry. You have developed a plan, consulted with the proper people and are in the process of selling your farm. Now what? Brad Hilty, business and information management specialist with Dairy Alliance, has the following advice for dairy farmers who find themselves searching […]

Jumping ship on dairy biz? Think it out

Monday, August 31, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Dairy Alliance team is working to develop educational materials for producers interested in exiting the dairy business. Although information is available now via the Dairy Alliance Web site, two team members are hopeful a program about this topic will be available through extension educators this fall. John Becker, professor […]

Composting turns remains to resources

Monday, August 31, 2009

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — The death of a farm animal due to old age, premature birth or any other factor is unfortunate, but part of the circle of life. Keyword here is circle. Just because Bessie kicked the bucket doesn’t mean she’s done contributing to the farm.

Fire destroys building, but not spirit of Lawrence Co. dairy farm family

Friday, August 28, 2009

In less than three hours, a fire destroyed the machinery shed at Kinds’ dairy farm Aug. 25. Find out how the Lawrence County, Pa., men did their best to rescue some equipment and how they’re moving forward with a positive outlook.

Government, industry officials hopeful for future of ag

Thursday, August 27, 2009

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — Despite the struggles in the dairy industry and difficult economic times, government officials and Penn State’s leaders remain hopeful about the future of agriculture. About 700 agricultural producers and professionals gathered during Ag Progress Days for the Government and Industry Luncheon Aug. 19.

Mobile Ag Lab available statewide

Thursday, August 27, 2009

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — With back-to-school season upon us, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau chose Ag Progress Days, held Aug. 18-20, as a relevant time to announce the addition of two new Mobile Agriculture Education Science Labs. The labs, which will be available for the 2010-2011 school year, will give every school district in the state access […]

Fire takes out machinery building at Kind’s farm in Lawrence County, Pa.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

PLAIN GROVE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — More than 75 firefighters from Lawrence, Butler and Mercer counties worked to put out the flames that took down a machinery building at Kind’s Grassycrest Dairy Farm Aug. 25. Layne Kind called in the fire at 11:46 a.m. By 3:15 p.m., the fire was cleared, said Ronald Steele, assistant fire […]

Pittsburgh is home to a century farm

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A seventh generation Allegheny County farmer grows produce for his local community.

2009 Lawrence County Fair Livestock Auction

Monday, August 24, 2009

This year’s auction at the Lawrence County Fair had 17 lots resold, with proceeds benefiting the Lawrence County 4-H and the Wilmington, Mohawk and Laurel FFA chapters. Check out bid prices, buyers and photos from the auction, as well as some other shots from around the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

2009 Butler Farm Show Livestock Sale

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Amerikohl Mining, Inc. purchased four of the top 12 animals at the 2009 Butler County Farm Show. Find out bid prices and sale averages, and view photos from the sale and around the fairgrounds.

For the love of the Guernsey breed

Thursday, August 13, 2009

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. — Although every dairy farm is unique, some may consider Ealy’s Highland Farm in Mercer County, Pa., to be even more out of the ordinary. Until about four years ago, Dan and Sherry Ealy were milking Holsteins. Today, their 88-cow herd consists of about 25 percent pure Guernseys, with the rest of the […]

Dairyman begins cheese business with help from extension program

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Penn State’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship program is helping small farm owners succeed, even in today’s economy.

Mercer County 4-H Roundup Livestock Sale

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Find out the results from the 2009 Mercer County 4-H Roundup Sale of Champions, and check out sights from around the Mercer County 4-H park.

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