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Utilizing Alfalfa Heights as a Predictor for Quality

By Tara Hammonds / May 16, 2017

Did you know that Alfalfa height may be a reliable indicator of neutral detergent fiber (NDF) values for your alfalfa field and alfalfa/grass-mixed fields? The South Central New York (SCNY) team is monitoring alfalfa heights again this Spring to help predict % NDF for first cutting hay crop. Results will be compiled and emailed on a weekly…

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Tune in to our Summer 2017 Webinar Series

By Tara Hammonds / May 14, 2017

Attendees of the November 2016 Beginning Farmer Learning Network (BFLN) meeting made it clear that they wanted ways to remain connected and learning from each other throughout the year. So we invited your ideas for topics you would be willing to share, and the following monthly webinars are the result: a mosaic of ideas representing…

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Seeking Submissions: Small Farm Quarterly

By Tara Hammonds / May 8, 2017

A reminder that if you have research and extension work relevant to small farmers in New York and the Northeast, the Small Farm Quarterly is a great place to get the word out. We reach over 32,000 readers, 75% of which reside in NY. We invite anyone to submit an article relevant to our farming readership…

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White Pine Community Farm

By Tara Hammonds / May 8, 2017

Location: Wingdale, NY Top 3 Products: Medicinal herbs, farm-made pesto, and social justice-activism How has the Profit Team Program helped your farm?: It will help pay our mentor as we begin mushroom production.  

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Nook & Cranny Farm

By Tara Hammonds / May 8, 2017

Location: Brooktondale, NY Products: diversified vegetables Website: http://www.nookandcrannyfarm.com/

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Van Noble Farm

By Tara Hammonds / May 8, 2017

  Location: Enfield, NY Products: pasture raised pork Website: http://vannoblefarm.com/

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Teasel Meadow Farms

By Tara Hammonds / May 8, 2017

Teasel Meadow Farms focus is to provide high quality, naturally raised feeder pigs, breeding stock, and pork to discerning customers who care about how their animals area raised. They have purebred Berkshire pigs which are renowned for their meat quality. They also have a combination of several heritage breeds. Teasel Meadow Farms works with a local slaughter facility…

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Sparrowbush Farm

By Tara Hammonds / May 8, 2017

Sparrowbush Farm raises animals, vegetables, and grains in Hudson, NY with a focus on fall and winter availability.  They are fortunate to be surrounded by farming neighbors and continue a tradition of agricultural production in Columbia County. They raise high-quality, nutritious food using practices that do not deplete the soil or pollute the water so that farmers can…

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Shannon Brook Farm

By Tara Hammonds / May 8, 2017

Location: Watkins Glen, NY Products: Lamb, Pork, Poultry, Eggs (chicken and duck), and Garlic Website: http://www.shannonbrookfarm.com/  

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Rosenkrans Farms

By Tara Hammonds / May 8, 2017

Location: Seneca Falls, NY Products: Naturally raised beef production. Along with soybeans, corn, wheat and hay. Website: http://www.rosenkransfarms.com/

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