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August 21, 2012

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NOFA-NY Announces a Growing for Future Sowing Field Day, Aug. 28
NOFA-NY would like to announce Growing for Future Sowing: Saving Quality Seed for Your Farm's Fields, Tuesday, August 28, at Hudson Valley Seed Library in Accord, NY. If you'd like to start saving seed on your small diversified organic farm, this field day will offer you a strong foundation. Read More

Chaput Family Farms Honored As Vermont Dairy Farm Of The Year
Chaput Family Farms in North Troy was named the 2012 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year by University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association for its overall excellence in dairying. Read More

NH's Applecrest Farm Orchards receiving a Rural Energy for America Program
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 106 projects in 29 states, Guam and Puerto Rico have been selected for funding to produce renewable energy and make energy efficiency improvements. Applecrest Farm Orchards in Hampton Falls, NH, is receiving a grant to construct a 39.78 kilowatt (kW) Solar Photovoltaic system to help reduce energy usage at the family owned and operated agricultural business. Read More

PA Performance-Tested Sheep and Goat Sale Grosses Nearly $65,000
Pennsylvania sheep and goat producers received nearly $65,000 for 115 elite animals during the Livestock Evaluation Center's 34th annual Performance Tested Ram Lamb and Meat Goat Buck Sale. Read More

Help Protect Vermont's Trees:
Become a Forest Pest Detector

Wanted: Volunteers interested in becoming Vermont Forest Pest First Detectors. Responsibilities include monitoring trees in their communities on a regular basis for the first signs of three destructive insect pests--the emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle and hemlock woolly adelgid. Read More

New Homesteading Fair in Lowville, NY, Sept. 8-9
CCE of Lewis County in conjunction with Mother Earth News is offering a new educational event. A Homesteading Fair will be presented at the Maple Ridge Center in Lowville, NY, Sept. 8-9. Read More

BRANDT Hires Younker as National Sales Director
BRANDT announced that Rodger Younker has joined the company as National Sales Director. Younker will lead BRANDT's Specialty Formulations sales initiatives, reporting to Bill Engel, Senior Vice President of BRANDT. Read More


Case IH Introduces New Steiger Rowtrac
Case IH extends its track technology leadership with the new Steiger Rowtrac, which will be one of the highest horsepower, tracked row-crop tractors in the market with the capacity to pull larger implements. It will have the advantages of Quadtrac technology for both primary and secondary tillage and field applications, including planting, side-dressing, fertilizing and specialty applications. Find Out More

Universal Skid Steer Adapter for Compact Pin-On Loaders
Worksaver, Inc. introduces the Universal Skid Steer Adapter to allow the use of skid steer type attachments for compact tractors up to 40 hp. with pin-on type loaders. The adapter is 54" wide x 17" high and features an all welded design with plated handles, springs and locks. Find Out More

DR Power Equipment Introduces BurnCage Home and Garden Incinerator
DR Power Equipment has introduced the BurnCage, a new home and garden incinerator that eliminates all the shortcomings of burning in a traditional burn barrel. Find Out More

Danuser Offers Offset Front-End Loader Quick Attach Auger Mounts
Danuser has introduced new Offset Front-End Loader Quick Attach Auger Mounts, featuring greater visibility; mounts for skid-steer, Euro/Global, JD 200-500 & JD 600/700 quick attach loader mounts; and welded cradle that holds auger system horizontal as loader arms lower to the ground for traveling. Find Out More

DuPont Pioneer Introduces Inoculant Value Calculator
Livestock producers will now be able to calculate the overall value of forage inoculants through a new, easy-to-use online tool from DuPont Pioneer. The Pioneer Inoculant Value Calculator is a calculator/product selection tool that helps producers gain a "hands-on" look at how inoculants can make a difference in their operations. Find Out More

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