If you have thought seriously about turning a profit off a few acres or you already have a small agricultural operation and would like to change strategies, then Exploring Your Small Farm Dream can help.
So, you want to be a dairy farmer. Maybe you grew-up on the farm and are taking over ownership from your parents or grandparents, maybe you have worked on a dairy and milked cows for years, or maybe you’re a novice to dairy farming but think dairy farming seems like a lifestyle for you. Whatever your background and experience, there are some things you need to know before you get started milking cows.
During SepticSmart Week, the EPA encourages homeowners to get SepticSmart and take action. A few small, simple steps of proper care and maintenance of your septic system can lead to a big pay off in terms of keeping you and your neighbors healthy and protecting the environment. For homeowners, proper care can also prevent costly repairs or replacement of systems, protect property values, and save water.
The more the merrier when it comes to creating a vision for your downtown.
Although our gardens are winding down most of us still have some veggies to enjoy until Mr. Frost comes a “knockin”. How tempting to bite into an apple fresh from the tree, or grab a fully ripe tomato or perhaps nibble on a cucumber as you harvest...
The precision of what cows consume can be questionable. However, component fed herds can still apply precision feeding as successfully as herds feeding a total mixed ration. Dry matter intake can be monitored for cows and the weight of a grain scoop can be calibrated with each new delivery.
Rain is forecast into next week, bringing with it more cool air.
There seems to be more white mold being reported in soybeans this year than in the last few years, and this is no surprise given our moist or humid conditions. Learn more about how to manage white mold in this year’s crop and in the future.
When you visit dealer field days this time of year, it is the perfect time to see for yourself what is available for disease resistance packages.
An article from Ohio State’s C.O.R.N. Newsletter gives helpful overview of the potential corn dry-down with weather. By Peter Thomison, Professor of Crop Science, The Ohio State University.
Even though we have many fields starting to senesce, we still have some that are green and ten counties reporting this week.
Article outlines a number of upcoming interseeder trial field days around the state.
This article is a repeat of last week’s article, with the corrected link to Dr. Barnaby’s presentation on The Farm Bill on September 8 at the Berks County Agricultural Center, Leesport, PA. Dr. Barnaby is from Kansas State University.
In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms.
By the end of 2015, this roadside spring in Fox Township, Elk County, may be the most talked about spring in the state of Pennsylvania. On September 3, 2014, the Township Supervisors of Fox Township voted unanimously to cooperate with Penn State Law Students, under the direction of Ross Pifer, Director of the Rural Economic Development Clinic, to examine the legal issues for the municipality concerning the spring.
Family-owned forests absorb a lot of carbon; they must be protected and well-managed. This letter to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was written by Susan Benedict, a Pennsylvania Forest Landowner.
Agriculture Secretary George Greig is encouraging Pennsylvanians to protect the commonwealth tree population by spotting, collecting and submitting suspected Asian longhorned beetles to experts.