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UVM Hops Production Field Day Slated for Aug. 14
Clover Hill Farm and the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team will host a field day, Aug. 14, for farmers interested in learning more about growing hops in the Northeast. Read More

PA's Center for Dairy Excellence Open Houses Draw Over 500 People
More than 500 people attended the two "Open House and Dairy Tours" hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence in late June and early July. The two events were held at Windy Lane Jerseys in Tyrone, Blair County, and Brook-Corner Holsteins in Lebanon, Lebanon County. Thirty organizations offered their support as sponsors, helping to offset the cost of the open house events. Read More

Wool Pool Scheduled for September in NY
Southern Tier Sheep and Wool Growers are planning their 2012 Wool Pool for September 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and September 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Otsego County Fair Grounds, Morris, NY. Read More

Legacy Building Solutions Opens New Fabric Plant
Legacy Building Solutions—designer, manufacturer and installer of tension fabric buildings—has opened a new fabric manufacturing plant at its headquarters in South Haven, Minn. The new facility will allow the company to produce higher quality fabric panels while also increasing capacity. Read More

The NOFA-NY Announces Three Upcoming Workshops
NOFA-NY is pleased to announce three upcoming on-farm field days: "Caring for the Whole Farm through Practical (and Potentially Profitable) Conservation", "Small Grains in the Rotation on a Diverse Dairy Farm", and "Small Scale Grain Production and a Cooperative Community in the North Country". Read More

Distinguished Junior Member Finalists Named by Holstein Association USA
Holstein Association USA recently recognized six finalists in the 2012 National Distinguished Junior Member (DJM) competition at the National Junior Holstein Convention on June 30 in Springfield, Mo. This is the highest honor a Junior Holstein member may receive, and is based on outstanding work throughout his or her dairy project career. Read More

Two NNY Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators to Receive National Awards
Two Northern New York Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Educators will receive awards at the National Association of County Agricultural Agents National Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, July 16-19. Read More


Vermeer Introduces Updated Cornstalk Special Baler with Inline Ramp
Vermeer's 605 Super M Cornstalk Special Baler is now enhanced with the optional Inline Ramp, which positions bales so you can pick them up along the rows without the need to drive over ridges and cornstalks. Find out more.

THE BOSS Snowplow Adds to Box Plow Lineup
New in 2012 for skid steer applications, THE BOSS Snowplow introduces B-8 (8 feet 4 inches) and B-10 (10 feet 4 inches) box plows adding to its growing box plow product lineup. The new B-8 and B-10 box plows feature a universal coupler fitting all skid steers. Find out more.

Zinpro Launches New Feed Ingredients, Packaging
Zinpro Corp. announces the introduction of three products and revolutionary new product packaging now available to the global feed industry. Find out more.

JCB introduces new 3230 Xtra Fastrac Tractor
JCB has unveiled its new 3000 Series Fastrac tractors. The new model is the 3230 Xtra and features fuel-efficient Tier 4i engines; GPS Auto-Steer ready option; New Road Performance Package and ABS braking system; Larger tire size options; Revised chassis for improved turning radius; and more. Fine out more.

John Deere HarvestLab Now Provides More Nutrient Analysis of Silage
Beef and dairy producers will have the ability to determine corn silage nutrient quality when using the John Deere HarvestLab starting in July of 2012. In addition to dry matter content, which HarvestLab has traditionally been used to measure, the expanded Constituent Sensing capabilities will be able to predict crude protein, starch and fiber (ADF/NDF, which are important nutrient factors in livestock feed. Find out more.

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