Maple sap tubing research update posted by farmer-driven program

The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has posted the latest research results from NNY Maple Specialist Michael Farrell, director of the Cornell Uihlein Research Forest in Lake Placid.

Farrell evaluated the production efficiencies of two sizes of maple sap tubing in gravity-based collection systems. The Evaluating 3/16-inch Maple Sap Tubing Systems Under Natural […]

Madison and Oneida county farmers travel to Albany to advocate for agriculture

A recent meeting at the State Capitol with Senator Dave Valesky. From l to r Darrell Griff, Dr. Karin Bump, Ben Simons, Jim Humphreys, Senator Valesky, VVS FFA members and Scott O’Mara.

Members from Madison and Oneida County Farm Bureaus recently spent time in Albany meeting with lawmakers to discuss the upcoming state budget […]

The Art and Science of Honey Production Workshop

The Art and Science of Honey Production Workshop will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Room 125 Charlton Hall, Morrisville State College, Morrisville, and is sponsored by Johnstons Honey Bee Farm and CCE of Madison County.

Registration opens at 8 a.m., followed by speakers, including Peter Borst, Michael […]

Winter Farmers Market April 1

Celebrate spring’s arrival at the Poolville Winter Farmers Market Saturday, April 1. The market is held inside the Poolville Community Center (7484 Willey Road) from 10 a.m. to noon.

Many local farmers and food producers will participate and market-goers can look forward to farm fresh eggs, cheeses, local butter, breads and specialty baked goods, lots […]

Magee: Protect racing horse test lab affiliated with Morrisville State

Bill Magee

Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson) announced the Assembly’s 2017-18 state budget proposal would maintain Morrisville State College as the institution that oversees the testing of race horses’ blood and urine samples.

“Morrisville State’s management of the racehorse testing lab provides a cost-effective service to the state’s racing industry and gives students who participate […]

Agriculture: Food For Life

Chenango County Farm Bureau receives NYS Senate Proclamation recognizing National Agricultural Day in Chenango County. (Left to right) Chenango County Farm Bureau Director, Joe Cornell, CCFB President Bradd Vickers, NYS Senator Fred Akshar, honey producer Karen Kutik, & CCFB VP Keith Vanalthuis. This year’s theme is: “Agriculture: Food For Life.”

Agriculture Day is a […]

2017 Dairy Day rescheduled due to weather

The Central New York Dairy and Field Crops Team of Cornell Cooperative Extension will be hosting the 2017 Dairy Day on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 10:00 am – 3:15 pm at the Otesaga Resort Hotel, 60 Lake St., Cooperstown. The cost will be $30 which includes a buffet lunch.

Registration is required. Register online with […]

4-H Public Presentation Event held at Herkimer High School

Pictured Luke Alesia, 4-H member of the Kuyahoora Kaprines talks about the life cycle of a butterfly.

On March 2, Herkimer County 4-H members participated in 4-H Public Presentations, held at the Herkimer High School. Forty 4-H youths, from all over Herkimer County took turns giving illustrated talks, demonstrations, speeches or job and college […]

Magee’s legislation to award agricultural innovators passes Assembly

Bill Magee

Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson) announced that legislation he authored to award trailblazers and leaders in New York’s agriculture and food industry, as well as businesses that market and promote New York-made products, passed the Assembly (A.4051).

“New York’s agriculture industry is thriving thanks to the many hardworking farmers and producers who are […]

Watertown couple arrested on 136 counts of animal cruelty charges

Joanne Armstrong

LeRoy Burnham

On March 2, 2017, the New York State Police along with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, local veterinarian’s, humane associations, horse rescue and Jefferson County Dog Control executed a search warrant at 17037 Sandy Creek Valley Road in the town of Watertown for the purpose […]

Grass-whispering conservationist and farmer captures national conservation photo awards with pictures

The 2016 winners of the National Association of Conservation District’s poster and photo contests were announced at the organization’s 71st Annual Meeting on Jan 31st. Each year, the NACD photo and poster contests give students and adults alike the opportunity to display their artistic talents on a national stage.

The National Association of Conservation Districts […]

Community seed swap at the March 4 Oxford winter farmers’ market

Is the recent thaw inspiring you to organize your seeds and plan out your garden? Come to the Oxford Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturday, March 4th to share your extra seeds, pick up something new to grow in your garden, and stock up on produce, baked goods, kitchen staples, and hand-crafted items.

The market runs […]