Milking System Efficiency, Parlor Planning, Robotics on March 12, 13 NNY Winter Dairy Management Program.
Miner Institute has been awarded a $330,000 research grant from the United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) to monitor surface runoff and tile drainage effluent from two corn fields.
The impact of climate change on Northern New York agriculture is on the agenda of the 2014 North Country Crop Congresses, Tuesday, February 18 at W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, in Chazy.
Seventy-three percent of 273 sheep and goat farmers responding to a Cornell survey indicated problems with barber pole worm, a major cause of death in small livestock.
119 Students from 14 Colleges Participate in 11th Annual Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge
The William H. Miner Agricultural Institute hosted a successful Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge that drew 119 students from 12 northeast colleges and two Canadian universities to Plattsburgh Oct. 31—Nov. 2.
The horses, taken from the Wing and a Prayer Farm in Essex Sept. 18 through 20 after an investigation, led to charges against owner Shelley Wing and daughter, Emily, on counts of animal cruelty. On Oct. 9, the horses were deemed to be property of the county after Wing was unable to pay a bond for their care.
Event is in its Eleventh year
More than 120 students from 14 colleges and universities across the Northeast and Canada are expected to attend the 2013 Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge this year, hosted by William H. Miner Agricultural Institute.
NNY Grower Testing Alfalfa Beetle-Busting Treatment
A low-cost, easy-to-implement, on-farm solution for controlling a highly destructive alfalfa pest is now expected to pay off for New York strawberry growers.
Four North Country farms, two in Clinton County, have been chosen by Cabot Creamery to host Open Farms Sunday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “These are not fancy farm tours with rides and an admission fee. Just a free neighborly welcome event,” read a Cabot Creamery press release. “You might even be asked to help with farm chores. You’ll meet the family, the critters and like-minded neighbors and you’ll certainly want to sample some cheddar.”
Parker Family Maple Farm will host an open house for maple producers large and small as well as open up the farm for retail customers to visit and watch how maple syrup is made.
Thanks to a tip from a concerned citizen, 41 malnourished horses have been seized and their owner, Shelley Wing of Essex, has been charged with 41 counts of failing to provide sustenance for them.
Paul Smith’s College will continue to allow students to hunt on college owned land.
“There’s nothing in the SAFE Act that prevents a college from allowing a student to store a firearm on a campus,” said Phil Fiacco, Director of Campus Safety at Paul Smith’s.
Two long-time friends and local artists have joined together for an exhibit at the Plattsburgh City Library which merges images of photography with the written word.
Three young farmers hope to welcome summer and people to the Saranac Memorial Farm for its first Summerfest on July 6.