Farm Briefs

November 3, 2013

Farm briefs: Nov. 3, 2011


“Beef raised in the Northeast tends to be well-fed because of the high-quality forages in the region and because producers have been practicing what we call sustained nutrition,” said Perry, who has more than 20 years’ experience working with beef cattle. 

“Last winter, regional beef producers were challenged by poor feed quality and low supplies, so this presentation by Ted Perry on how cow nutrition does indeed impact calf health and viability is timely as we head into the 2013-14 winter season,” said Northern New York Regional Livestock Team Leader Betsy Hodge with Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.

The local sites hosting the program with registration at 6:30 p.m. followed by the 7 p.m. webcast are Clinton County, CCE Clinton County office, Plattsburgh, 561-7450; and Essex County, CCE Essex County office, Westport, 962-4810.

To attend the webcast in person or to watch from a home computer (e-invitation is required), register with the local Extension office as listed above.

Essex Cooperative Extension to hold annual meeting

WESTPORT — The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex County will be having its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. at the CCE Building in Westport on the Fairgrounds.

Participants may join them as they fete their programs and people who contribute their time and knowledge supporting CCE.

There will be local food and a presentation on their programs for the past year as well as remembering the successes of two of their retiring staff, Sharon Garvey and Emily Selleck. 

The Nominating Committee has recommended a slate of board members. As always, nominations will be accepted from the floor for the Board of Directors.

They will also be awarding their Friends of Extension awards to Ticonderoga School and Dave Reckahn of Essex County Soil and Water Conservation.

Anyone planning to attend is asked to call 962-4810, Ext 0, or email

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