AURORA, Colo. — The American Farmers for the Advancement and Conservation of Technology will hold its second annual summit July 22-23 at the Doubletree Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn. The theme, “Working Together to Create Solutions,” will involve all attendees in discussions of the food chain; from producer, to retailer, to consumer and the technologies that […]
DOVER, Ohio — Exhibiting her openness, dairyness, and beautiful udder, San Mar Rustling Dur Mindy, winning aged cow and senior champion, also walked away with the grand champion banner at the District 3 Open Invitational Holstein Show held June 20 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds Bred and owned by San Mar Holsteins, Mark and Sandy […]
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Rep. Mike Simpson hailed the House passage of his plan, H.B. 5086, June 25 to increase the number of Agriculture Renaissance Zones.
SEVILLE, Ohio — Members of the Ohio Natural Fiber Network will be offering a four-part series, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Natural Fiber, beginning in July at Places In Time Farm & Fiber Arts in Seville, Ohio. Topics This hands-on series will cover the following topics: * Part One: 2-5 p.m. July 11 […]
AMES, Iowa — Dramatic price fluctuations, increasing demand, the food versus fuel debate and other events of the past year may have food producers wondering which way is up. Despite these recent uncertainties, ‘up’ is precisely the direction an Iowa State researcher believes agriculture is headed for at least the next 10 years.
By CAROL ANN GREGG Farm and Dairy correspondent MERCER, Pa. — After much deliberation, judges selected Lena Aiken as 2009-10 Mercer County Dairy Princess. She is the daughter of Dave and Carol Aiken, New Wilmington. The alternates, both from the Grove City area, are Alisha Henry, daughter of Alan and Beverly Henry and Elizabeth Weber, […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — People are often prescribed a multi-vitamin or medication or two to help them perform and feel their best every day. Now, some farmers are doing the same for their fields. It’s called prescription farming. Very precise They’re not giving vitamins or medication to the land, necessarily, but this type of farming […]
COLUMBUS — The environmental and conservation benefits of no-till production may be reason enough to adopt the practice, but for many farmers the answer to one question remains a driving factor: “Will it improve my bottom line?” Potential on-farm savings Farmers now have a way of putting a dollar value on no-till production, and based […]
COLUMBUS — The Ayrshire Breeders’ Association had a successful convention hosted by the Iowa Ayrshire Breeders’ Association in Dubuque, Iowa. President David Koss presided over the annual meeting June 19 with an enthusiastic group of Ayrshire members in attendance. Signs of growth were given in the annual report presented to the membership. Registration totals increased […]
MADISON, Wis. — Creating consumer markets for forest-grown products, reducing nonpoint source pollution, protecting waterfowl habitat, diversifying farm operations — these are just a few of the ways agroforestry is moving to the forefront of the land-use discussion in North America. A new edition of North American Agroforestry: An Integrated Science and Practice, published by […]