Press-Republican

Farm Briefs

June 2, 2013

Farm briefs: June 2, 2013

Ward Lumber to host Goat Night

JAY — Ward Lumber is hosting a free Goat Night on Tuesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for anyone interested in learning about or raising goats.

Seminar topics include Breeding (selection of breeding stock, buck and doe physiology, heat cycles); Kidding (supplies needed, what to do with mom and the kids); Milking (how to milk properly, storing and using milk); and Kid Care (feeding and weaning, medications, commons problems and how to avoid them). Kids will be on hand and there will be a milking demonstration.

The guest speaker is Rose Bartiss from Rose’s Goats. She has been raising dairy goats near Vermontville for more than nine years. In 2011, she started the Adirondack Goat Club to bring together goat owners and enthusiasts all over the area. The mission of the club is to create a network of people who can rely on each other for help with their goats, for the sharing of information and equipment and for the sale and trade of quality animals.

Bartiss will share what she has learned over the years with attendees of Goat Night to help goat owners and aspiring goat owners learn how to take good care of their animals and raise happy, healthy goats.

The event is free and there will be prize drawings, pizza and refreshments. To register, go to WardLumber.com or call Kim at 946-2110, Ext. 120.

USDA offers funding to repair rural homes

NEW YORK — Funds are available to help repair homes in rural New York, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Acting State Director Dave Schermerhorn.

USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission despite a time of significant budget uncertainty, he said. The announcement is one part of the department’s efforts to strengthen the rural economy.

“Improving the quality of life in rural areas is one of Rural Development’s primary goals,” said Schermerhorn. “We are making sure that homes in rural New York are safe, reliable and energy efficient.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Farm Briefs
  • Farm briefs: July 20, 2014

    NY Agri-Women appoints public relations director; Berry Grower Field Meeting being offered; Local foods learning events to be held; Seminar focuses on animal parasite problems; Interseeding research in spotlight at Empire Farm Days.

    July 20, 2014

  • Farm briefs: July 13, 2014

    Grower field meeting, picnic to be held; Research enhances precision nitrogen management; FSA County Committee nomination period begins; Farm safety in focus at Empire Farm Days; Farmers market senior-nutrition program offered.

    July 13, 2014

  • Farm briefs: July 6, 2014

    Willsboro research farm to hold open house.

    July 6, 2014

  • Farm briefs: June 29, 2014

    Double-cropping research helps local farmers; Annual meeting scheduled for women in agriculture.

    June 29, 2014

  • Farm briefs: June 22, 2014

    Open house to be held at research farm; Brown Root Rot test has Northern New York orgin.

    June 22, 2014

  • Farm briefs: June 15, 2014

    Rulfs Orchard to hold annual Strawberry Festival; Agency IDs corn substitutes for dairy diet; State announces support for wineries, breweries; Maple-syrup production falls due to cold weather.

    June 15, 2014

  • Farm briefs: May 25, 2014

    Miner launches Agriculture in Society Speaker Series; Gillibrand urges ag forum to be brought to upstate; Clean Energy Conference to hear research update.

    May 25, 2014

  • Farm briefs: May 18, 2014

    Essex Farm to host agricultural tour of facility; Seminar to focus on no-till winter rye; Grants being offered for farmland protection; Gillibrand urges ag forum to be brought to upstate.

    May 18, 2014

  • Farm briefs: May 11, 2014

    Educational swine event to be held in Jay; Comprehensive variety trial rates silage; Gillibrand urges ag forum to be brought to upstate.

    May 11, 2014

  • Farm briefs: April 24, 2014

    Workshop offered for those interested in pig raising; Beekeeping group will meet to share information; Governor announces reforms following summit.

    April 27, 2014