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Rulfs named to development position

Jon Rulfs, co-owner of Adirondack Farms in Peru, NY, has been named as a Co-Chair of the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program, a farmer-driven research and technical assistance program serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.

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Local teen runs his own maple sugaring enterprise

Nick Perrone, 18, is one of few young maple entrepreneurs in NYS

Since he was a child, Nick Perrone was fascinated with maple sugar production and raising Christmas trees. Now, only 18, this high school senior is developing a formidable business out of these activities.

Northern NY soybean production increasing significantly

Soybean production in Northern NY has increased significantly in the last 5 years: from approximately 5,000 acres in 2007 to approximately 14,000 acres grown in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties in 2012.

NYS Farm research projects under way in 2014

The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has announced 27 farm research projects under way in 2014.

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2013 Corn Grain Yield Trial data

Northern New York 2013 Corn Grain Yield Trial Data Released

Agriculture impact report available

The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has posted its 2014 Economic Impact Report online at www.nnyagdev.org.

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Program on milking system efficiency to be held in Chazy

Milking System Efficiency, Parlor Planning, Robotics on March 12, 13 NNY Winter Dairy Management Program.

Miner Institute lands $330,000 grant

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.

Climate change to be discussed in Chazy

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.

Northern NY Research evaluating parasite control

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.

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Dairy Challenge held at Miner Institute

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.

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Open house set Nov. 9 to view county horses

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.

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Miner Institute to Host Regional Dairy Challenge

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.

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Protecting the local strawberry crop

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.

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Area farms chosen for open houses

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.”