Posts by Lindsay Borman

Farming the Forest

By Lindsay Borman / June 21, 2017

June 23-25th, 2017 at 10:00am to 4:00pm at Wellspring Forest Farm & School, 6164 Deer Run Ln, Trumansburg, NY 14886 Discover the possibilities of growing a range of food and medicine in marginal woodlands, hedgerows, and wet places. Explore growing edible mushrooms, elderberry, perennial vegetables, berries, and nuts in temperate woodlands on both a homestead and farm scale.…

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When Livestock Eat Weeds You Have 43% More Forage*

By Lindsay Borman / June 19, 2017

By Kathy Voth See more at: It’s that time of year when I remind you that you can teach your ruminant livestock to eat your weeds so that you have as much as 43% more forage, and you don’t have to worry about herbicide. Training a group of 50 animals to eat weeds takes just…

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Looking to Start Raising and Hatching Chicks?

By Lindsay Borman / June 15, 2017

Looking to start raising and hatching chicks? Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC) educators and local professionals for a class on hatching chickens. Find more information and register here.

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Announcing the Application Cutoff Dates for the Upper Susquehanna Agricultural BMP Implementation Program

By Lindsay Borman / June 13, 2017

Are you an agricultural producer interested in implementing practices to treat the runoff from barnyards and bunk silos, implementing milkhouse waste systems, or helping store and manage manure? Interested in protecting the Susquehanna River? You can access funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. The Upper Susquehanna Coalition administered by the Tioga County Soil and Water…

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Calling All Military Veterans: Learn About Pasture Fencing with the Grass Whisperer

By Lindsay Borman / June 12, 2017

If you’re interested in pursuing a livestock enterprise, a good fence is an essential tool to manage animals on the land. Join John Slifka (Army) of Three Sisters Farm at (Rome) as he teams up with Sons of the American Legion member, grass farmer, conservation professional and former fence contractor, Troy Bishopp, to show others…

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Growing Farmers With Internships and Apprenticeships Part 1

By Lindsay Borman / June 10, 2017

By Alex McKiernan I’d be willing to bet that the vast majority of direct-market farmers started as interns or apprentices on someone else’s farm. When you think about mainstream production agriculture, I think you’ll find the same thing, except that those folks likely “apprenticed” with their parent, grandparent, or other relative. For farmers, apprentices and…

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Berry for Your Thoughts: Contest Seeks Name for Grape

By Lindsay Borman / June 7, 2017

By Jennifer Savran Kelly Big on flavor, aroma and size, Cornell’s newest grape lacks one defining feature: a name. Grape breeder Bruce Reisch ’76 spent years developing the grape, and now he’s offering the public the chance to name it.   Currently dubbed NY98.0228.02, the grape is a seedless, flavorful berry with the attractive blue…

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Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund Announces $200,000 in New Awards

By Lindsay Borman / June 6, 2017

Established in 2011, the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund provides direct assistance to veterans who are in the early stages of their farming operations. With awards rangin from $1,000 to $5,000, purchases are made to third-parties on behalf of the veteran for critical items such as breeding livestock, used tractors, greenhouses, irrigation systems and more. This…

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Donating Your Harvest to Support Hungry New Yorkers: An Instructional Guide for Farmers on Donating Extra Food

By Lindsay Borman / June 5, 2017

This article covers:  Becoming part of the solution  Tax credit for farmers who donate harvest  Resources to help you coordinate The Problem: Studies show that unhealthy, heavily processed food is more affordable and easier to access than food that is fresh, healthy and locally grown. 2.67 million, or 13.5%, of New Yorkers are…

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Deadline in June! Get Counted for the 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture!

By Lindsay Borman / June 3, 2017

Are you registered to receive the 2017 USDA Census of Agriculture questionnaire? If not, you have until late June to sign up. Currently, the USDA Census of Agriculture is the only complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It includes even the smallest plots of land – rural or urban…

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