VVS recognized as State’s Best Agriculture Education Program for second time in five years

2018-06-29T13:20:58+00:00June 29th, 2018|Eastern Edition|

CROGHAN, NY — The New York Association of Agricultural Educators (NYAAE) has selected the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (VVS) High School Agriculture Program as New York State’s Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Agricultural Education Program. The program was formally recognized in June in front of more than 130 agriculture educators from across New York at the association’s annual professional development conference. For the second time in five years, VVS will receive this prestigious statewide award. (more…)

ASA now seeking nominations for annual soy recognition awards

2018-06-27T10:34:04+00:00June 27th, 2018|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders — and we need your help. During ASA’s annual awards banquet, individuals will be recognized and honored for state association volunteerism, distinguished leadership achievements and long-term, significant contributions to the soybean industry. (more…)

New technology may aid in control of calf scours

2018-06-22T11:31:13+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

by George Looby, DVM         

The control and management of calf scours has been a problem in cattle operations since the beginning of the modern era of dairy husbandry. For the purposes of this report this dates back to the early years of the last century. The newborn dairy calf has long been recognized a candidate for scours and despite advances in management and treatment it remains with us. (more…)

Crop Comments: Super-weeds, now super-bugs

2018-06-21T13:41:43+00:00June 21st, 2018|Eastern Edition, Mid Atlantic, New England Farm Weekly, Western Edition|

My Canadian cyber-sentry E. Ann Clark, PhD… retired agronomy professor from Ontario’s Guelph University… e-mailed me an article titled “Former ‘Billion Dollar Bug’ is Mounting a Come-back”. The sub-title read: “The corn rootworm pest has developed resistance to GM (genetically modified) Bt insecticidal toxin.” This article, appearing June 15, 2018, online at AgWeb.com, was written by Sonja Begemann. (more…)