NNYADP-funded research by Miner Institute evaluates how summer heat impacts dairy cows

NNYADP-funded research by Miner Institute evaluates how summer heat impacts dairy cows

Heat stress in dairy cattle in the United States costs the dairy industry $1.5 billion annually according to a 2003 study by Ohio State University (St. Pierre, et al.) and the University of Illinois. A 2012 study by the University of Florida (DeVries) […]

Town of Hamilton passes Right-to-Farm Law

Town of Hamilton passes right-to-farm law

At its June town council meeting, after having held a public hearing, the Hamilton Town Council unanimously passed a right-to-farm law. The law was drafted by the Zoning Update Committee and was originally prompted by requests from the community and as suggested in the town comprehensive plan.

The law […]

Direct marketing butter to improve profits from pasture – pasture walk and soil health demonstration

Direct marketing butter to improve profits from pasture – pasture walk and soil health demonstration

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Where: Rivington’s Red Gate Dairy, 1093 State Route 12B, Hamilton

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (lunch provided)

Cost: Free

Registration: Appreciated but […]

Open Farm Day July 28

Open Farm Day July 28

After an extra-long winter this year, summer is here and the Madison County farms are ready to celebrate. July means that Open Farm Day is quickly approaching.

Open Farm Day is your chance to enjoy the bounty of some of Madison County’s wide array of farms. On July 28th between […]

Farmers market coupon distribution dates and locations

Farmers market coupon distribution dates and locations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Markets has issued a limited number of coupons redeemable at local farmers markets.

To be eligible, you must be age 60 or older and affirm that you are low income based on one or more of the following criteria: Eligible for or […]

Magee puts spotlight on New York dairy producers at Agriculture Day

Magee puts spotlight on New York dairy producers at Agriculture Day

Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson) announced that he once again hosted Agriculture Day at the Legislative Office Building in Albany in conjunction with state Senator Patty Ritchie. The event, which took place on June 6, highlights the hard work of New York dairy producers and […]

Stockbridge Valley High School wins NYS maple contest

Maple Cannister (file photo).

Stockbridge Valley High School wins NYS maple contest

Stockbridge Valley’s Agriculture program earned a first place prize in this year’s Schoolyard Sugaring Maple Syrup Contest. It’s the second year SVCS has won their division in the 2-year-old contest.

New York Agriculture in the Classroom and the New York State Maple […]

2018 NYS FFA Welding and Tractor Driving Contests’ Pre-Registration Now Ope

2018 NYS FFA Welding and Tractor Driving contest pre-registration now open Pre-registration is now open for both the 2018 NYS FFA Welding Competition and the 2018 NYS FFA Tractor Driving Safety Competition. Both events will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, at Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Fall. Students may […]

Heritage Hops Benefit Madison County Historical Society 

Norm Dann cuts hop bines during 2014 Madison County Hop Fest.

Heritage Hops Benefit Madison County Historical Society Potted hop plants are once again available to benefit the Madison County Historical Society in Oneida for a $5 donation. More than 200 hop plants are ready for purchase now; plants will also be available at […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED: State agriculture commissioner encourages dairy farmers to sign up for the margin protection program

State agriculture commissioner encourages dairy farmers to sign up for the margin protection program; deadline extended to June 8, 2018

June 1 deadline approaching for dairy farmers to enroll in one-year program; farmers could see payments as soon as June, no premiums due until September

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today encouraged New York’s […]

Hamilton student named 2018 Empire State Potato Growers Scholar 

Hamilton student named 2018 Empire State Potato Growers Scholar

The Empire State Potato Growers, Inc. has announced Megan Ruth Lamb of Hamilton as the 2018 Empire State Potato Growers Scholar. Lamb will receive a $500 scholarship per academic year for up to four consecutive years of agricultural education at a college in New York […]

Chittenango Garden Club announces June meeting

Chittenango Garden Club announces June meeting

The Chittenango Garden Club will present a cooking demonstration with Lela Niemetz of Food Feasible at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

The presentation will be held at the Sullivan Free Library at 101 Falls Blvd., Chittenango.

The public is welcome to attend.

Those interested in joining the garden […]