Using FSA Direct Farm Ownership Loans for Construction

Using FSA Direct Farm Ownership Loans for Construction

The USDA Farm Service Agency’s Direct Farm Ownership loans are a resource to help farmers and ranchers become owner-operators of family farms, improve and expand current operations, increase agricultural productivity, and assist with land tenure to save farmland for future generations.

Depending on the applicant’s needs, there […]

Embracing change was a theme of SUNY Morrisville’s Agricultural Summit

Embracing change was a theme of SUNY Morrisville’s Agricultural Summit

Embracing change was a common theme among presenters during the inaugural Agricultural Summit held at SUNY Morrisville.

The event, which drew innovators and leaders from throughout the agriculture industry, focused on future goals and needs in agricultural education, as […]

Succession Planning Kickoff Seminar for Farm Business

Succession Planning Kickoff Seminar for Farm Business

The second annual Farm Business Succession Kickoff Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14, 2018, at the Doubletree Hotel in Syracuse. Cost is $45 for the first farm attendee, $40 each additional farm attendee. Registration is required by Dec. […]

USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Program Deadlines

USDA Reminds Producers of Disaster Program Deadlines

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Clark Putman reminds New York State producers who experienced losses from natural disasters during the 2017 and 2018 calendar years that they may be eligible for assistance through the Tree Assistance Program, Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and […]

WORKSHOP: Determining rental rates on the farm

WORKSHOP: Determining rental rates on the farm

The Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team of Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a workshop on “Determining Rental Rates on the Farm” at the following seven Cornell Cooperative Extension offices:

Monday, Nov. 19, at the CCE Otsego County Tuesday, Nov. 20, at CCE Fulton/Montgomery counties […]

SUNY Morrisville Ag Summit Nov. 15

SUNY Morrisville Ag Summit Nov. 15

Learn from presenters, innovators and leaders about future goals and needs in the agricultural industry during an Ag Summit at SUNY Morrisville, Thursday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The summit is an opportunity to bring together people from the agricultural […]

State reminds farmers that donations to emergency food programs can save farmers $10 million annually

State reminds farmers that donations to emergency food programs can save farmers $10 million annually

Donations made to qualified food banks and pantries this year are eligible for refundable tax credits in 2019

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball reminded farmers today that their donations to emergency food programs can earn them refundable tax credits […]

Tractor Safety Course Oct. 30, 2018, at Cazenovia Equipment

Tractor Safety Course Oct. 30, 2018, at Cazenovia Equipment

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County is hosting a tractor safety course for farmers and homeowners interested in learning how to operate their tractors, snowblowers and chainsaws more safely.

This tractor safety course will be hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County and Cazenovia Equipment […]

Tenney receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award

Rep. Claudia Tenney

Tenney receives Friend of Farm Bureau Award

Recognized as advocate for family farmers

Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) received “Friend of the Farm Bureau” award for her work in the 115th Congress. The American Farm Bureau Federation gives the Friend of Farm Bureau award to members […]

Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training planned

Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training planned

The Central New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team of Cornell Cooperative Extension along with PRO-DAIRY will be hosting a two-day “Calving and Neonatal Calf Care Training” at the Insight Dairy, Newville Road, Little Falls.

Day one, Oct. 24, will focus […]

New York Apple Association calls for homemade recipes during season peak

New York Apple Association calls for homemade recipes during season peak

Offers chance to win three-day autumn excursion to Hudson Valley

The second-largest apple-producing state in the country. Thirty-one million 42-pound cartons of apples produced by local growers this fall. More than 10 million apple trees grown on 55,000 acres in […]

SUNY Morrisville annual Autumn Review sale is Oct. 13

SUNY Morrisville annual Autumn Review sale is Oct. 13

SUNY Morrisville’s 36th annual Autumn Review sale, “Magic of Morrisville,” is Oct. 13.

The sale, run by the SUNY Morrisville Dairy Club, starts at 11 a.m. at the college’s Arnold Fisher Dairy Complex off Eaton Street.

The sale […]