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SFQ sheep footrot Foot Bath

Footrot in Sheep

By Ulf Kintzel  / April 3, 2024

Of the many diseases sheep can catch, footrot can have the greatest economic impact and can be contracted rather easily.  There are many diseases sheep can catch. Many are frequently…

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Exchanging the Challenges of Military Service for the Challenges of Learning about Horticulture

By Nina Saeli / April 3, 2024

Tyler Evans explored what it meant to be part of the U.S. Marine Corps, and he lived with a mindset to defeat the challenges that hinder progress. After completing his…

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SFQ Sheep Die Deworming

Why Sheep Die

By Ulf Kintzel  / January 8, 2024

There are two leading causes of death for sheep, according to this farmer’s experience. Selling young White Dorper breeding stock inevitably brings the expected follow-up calls when buyers have questions…

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Agricultural Basic Training for Farmers

By Nina Saeli / January 8, 2024

Armed to Farm returns to New York State to again assist veterans explore careers in agriculture. “I’m a veteran, and I want to be a farmer!” This statement comes in…

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SFQ grazing sheep winter

Extending The Grazing Season Beyond Growing Season

By Ulf Kintzel  / October 2, 2023

How To Do It And To What End Extending the grazing season well beyond the end of growing season is a desirable goal when raising sheep on pasture. Feeding stored…

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SFQ seed saving

Starting to Save Seeds Intentionally

By Erica Frenay / July 3, 2023

How the Seed Producers Course, offered by a collaboration of Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, experienced seed producers, and regional seed companies, helped to level up one farmer’s seed-saving skills. At the end of last year, like…

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SFQ sheep pregnancy

Hypocalcemia versus Pregnancy Toxemia in Sheep

By Ulf Kintzel  / July 3, 2023

A downed sheep is a dead sheep. Towards the end of pregnancy, a ewe may go down and will be unable to get back up. Common perception is when a…

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Growing Together: Kelly Street Garden’s Community-Centered Approach to Mushroom Cultivation

By Sneha Ganguly / July 3, 2023

Bronx-based community garden is a hub for innovation in urban agriculture. Authors: Sneha Ganguly and Leigh Ollman On a typical weekday at Kelly Street Garden, you’ll find the members of…

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Empty Pockets Ranch LLC – A Veteran Owned Family Farm

By Nina Saeli / April 18, 2023

After 10 years in the Army, three tours in Iraq, and the responsibility of leading Soldiers, veteran Josh David, realized an office job was not for him, and through his…

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SFQ tomato disease resistant

New Tomato Bred to Naturally Resist Pests and Curb Disease

By Krishna Ramanujan / April 3, 2023

A Cornell researcher has completed a decades-long program to develop new varieties of tomato that naturally resist pests and limit transfer of viral disease by insects. A Cornell researcher has…

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