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Twenty-two farms kick off New York’s statewide Dairy Profit Team program

Monday, July 13, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Twenty-two dairy farms across New York state will use teamwork to help improve finances, milk production and much more. The farms are among the first in the state to sign up for a Dairy Profit Team, under a program by the NY Center for Dairy Excellence to establish 45 new teams this […]

Horse farm education program expanding across New York

Monday, July 13, 2009

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A program to provide education and facilitate resources for horse farm businesses is trotting to horse owners throughout the state. The CCE Equine program was founded by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County in 2005. From the beginning, educators reached out to surrounding counties in the capital region, and are now attempting […]

How to know if your garden is infected with late blight

Monday, July 13, 2009

COLUMBUS — Following the confirmation of late blight at an Ohio garden center June 25 and recent wet, cool weather conditions — which create a favorable environment for the spread of the fungal pathogen that causes this potentially devastating disease of tomatoes and potatoes — gardeners across the state are now wondering if their backyard […]

Two forest issues webinars scheduled

Monday, July 13, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Two online seminars on forest issues will be offered by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The webinars, presented by the School of Forest Resources’ Pennsylvania Forests Web Seminar Center, are scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 22 and Aug. 26. Tree identification The July 22 webinar will feature Sanford […]

‘Lab on a chip’ gives growers real-time glimpse into water stress in plants

Monday, July 13, 2009

ITHACA, N.Y. — Fifteen years ago, when Alan Lakso first sought to enlist Cornell’s nanofabrication laboratory to develop a tiny sensor that would measure water stress in grapevines, the horticultural sciences professor ended up back at the drawing board. Breakthrough It wasn’t until Abraham Stroock, associate professor of chemical engineering, had a breakthrough of his […]

W.Va. FFA’ers salute two with highest honor

Monday, July 13, 2009

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two Division of Resource Management personnel were recognized for their dedication and service to the West Virginia FFA Organization at the State FFA Convention.

Ohio students, farmers hear from Whole Foods shoppers

Monday, July 13, 2009

CINCINNATI — Last month, members of the Ohio Valley FFA Chapter and several Ohio cattle farmers flipped burgers, sampled Flat Iron steaks and interacted with customers to promote their all-natural, locally grown beef at the Whole Foods Market in Rookwood Commons. “Having people at Whole Foods Market to talk with consumers at the meat case […]

Ohio Angus show draws 103 head

Monday, July 13, 2009

COLUMBUS — Angus enthusiasts showed 103 entries at the 2009 Ohio Angus Association Preview and Junior Preview Show, June 28, in Columbus. Steve Patton, Frankfort, Ind., evaluated the seven steers, eight cow-calf pairs, 11 bulls, and 83 females. An additional three bulls and three females were exhibited in only the open show. S S C […]

Natural gas industry may spur job growth in the state of Pennsylvania

Saturday, July 11, 2009

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The developing natural gas industry in Pennsylvania will create jobs and offer opportunities for local residents. At least that’s what a recently report by the Marcellus Shale Workforce Needs Assessment says. The report suggests that, depending on the intensity of development, between 1,292 and 2,153 direct, full-time jobs could be required in […]

Youth compete at Keystone Classic

Saturday, July 11, 2009

PROSPECT, Pa. — The Northwest Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association sponsored the annual Keystone Junior Beef Classic May 23 and 24. Exhibitors came from Maryland, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania to compete for prizes. Breeds included Angus, Hereford, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, Simmental and cross-bred. Overall, 129 breeding stock and 92 steers were shown by 127 youth. […]

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