Aires Hill Farm named Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year

2018-07-24T12:28:16+00:00July 24th, 2018|New England Farm Weekly|

by Lisa Halvorsen, Freelance Agricultural Journalist for UVM Extension

When Franklin Thompson began milking cows in 1826 on a 130-acre parcel of land abutting the Canadian border, little could he know that seven generations later, his Berkshire farm would still be operational – and thriving. Or that it would be the recipient of one of the most coveted dairy awards in the state, that of being selected as the Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. (more…)

High Meadows and Stonyfield Organic bring hope to the world of dairy farming

2018-07-20T13:12:03+00:00July 20th, 2018|Eastern Edition, New England Farm Weekly|

by Courtney Llewellyn

HOOSICK, NY — Over a series of serpentine country roads and up in the hills of Rensselaer County, one will find High Meadows Farm, which proudly displays a Stonyfield Organic sign over its barn door, noting it was established in 2018. Gary Hirshberg, co-founder of Stonyfield Organic, said he can’t wait for 2058, when this farm’s re-establishment as a certified organic dairy seems a little more historic. (more…)

Jousting at Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival 2018

2018-06-29T13:25:42+00:00June 29th, 2018|New England Farm Weekly|

by Laura Rodley

A crowd of over a 1,000 watched the afternoon’s jousting on Father’s Day during the eighth annual Mutton and Mead Medieval Festival held in Montague, MA. Nine horses had been brought up through the Georgia-based troupe DeBracey Productions owned by Bill Burch to perform at the family-friendly festival, attended by more than 8,000 over Father’s Day weekend. (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…)