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Swine school features all day small farm session

Monday, February 23, 2009

Feb. 25, 2009: Please note this important CHANGE OF DATE for the Cornell Small Farm Swine School. Due to an unexpected conflict, it is now taking place on SATURDAY, MARCH 28th, 2009. The total program remains the same. If you have already registered for the previous date and can no longer attend, please contact Terry […]

Penn State Extension recognized with state award

Monday, February 23, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Cooperative Extension was recognized with the state’s “Keeping Pennsylvania Growing” award at the recent 2009 Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The Extension was one of five award recipients, which included Hanover Shoe Farms, H & J Weinberg Food Bank, the Swain School and Rice Fruit Company. Agriculture industry Pennsylvania […]

Mechanical thinning increases fruit size, reduces labor for producers

Monday, February 23, 2009

BIGLERVILLE, Pa. — Hand thinning is a necessary but costly management practice in peach and organic apple production. Mechanical devices designed to help with thinning have been developed, but none has proven highly effective and capable of completely replacing hand thinning. J.R. Schupp and a team of researchers from the Department of Horticulture at Pennsylvania […]

Meeting for Ohio farmers’ market network set

Monday, February 23, 2009

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — The annual meeting for the Farmers’ Market Management Network will be held at 10 a.m. March 9 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. There is no charge and the meeting is open to all Ohio farmers’ market managers and vendors. Agenda The agenda for the […]

Free webinars explain online tool for dairy feed cost control

Monday, February 23, 2009

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Dairy Alliance is offering a free online series to help dairy producers better manage feed costs during the current economic downturn. Virginia Ishler, nutrient management specialist with Penn State Dairy Alliance, and members of the Penn State Dairy Extension Risk Management Team have created an free online Income Over […]

NE Ohio course looks at options for beginning farmers

Monday, February 23, 2009

PENINSULA, Ohio — The Countryside Conservancy is offering a four-session course for beginning or hopeful farmers this spring.

Pennsylvania program: Want free money? Sell carbon credits

Saturday, February 21, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — It’ll be one of the easiest ways you’ll ever make money off your farmland. That’s what’s being said about carbon credit trading, and farmers in eight Pennsylvania counties have the chance to be among the first in the Keystone State to get involved and profit from doing, well, nothing. Pilot Gary Swan, […]

A Call to Barns conference to be held March 31

Friday, February 20, 2009

NEWARK, Ohio –A Call to Barns, a program to appreciate and save old barns as historic icons, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 at Dawes Arboretum. Cost for the program is $15 per person which includes lunch and materials. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. More information For more information call Licking […]

American agriculture protected with pest interception

Friday, February 20, 2009

CHARLESTON, S.C. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialist recently made a significant agriculture interception at the port of Charleston, S.C. Leaf bug The discovery is a first time interception of a leaf bug in the continental U.S. In total, six insects and one snail were intercepted as a result of the examination. The […]

Two land conservancy board members preserve their property

Friday, February 20, 2009

OBERLIN, Ohio — Two founders of the Firelands Land Conservancy have protected their respective properties with conservation easements. Clark Hahn and Gordon Oney, who helped create one of the eight organizations which merged to form Western Reserve Land Conservancy in 2006, granted the conservation easements in December on properties totaling 138 acres. Hahn and Oney […]

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