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new research identifies cold weather strategies to avoid respiratory illness in calves

  As winter approaches, research funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has identified cold weather strategies for attention by regional dairy calf managers. “Winter weather poses a natural challenge to raising young animals. Respiratory illness in calves can negatively impact weight gain, age at their first calving, first lactation milk production, […]

Posted: November 17 2017
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northland sheep dairy seeking apprentice for 2018 season.

[youtube] Northland Sheep Dairy in Marathon NY are seeking a teamster apprentice for the 2018 season. Northland is the oldest continuously operating sheep dairy in the United States. Their farm operates in a traditional pastoral style, making sheep milk cheeses seasonally from their small flock of 100% grass fed ewes. Their cheeses are truly […]

Posted: November 7 2017
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job: full time teaching farm manager position in upstate ny

North Country School and Camp Treetops seek a full-time Teaching Farm Manager to oversee a year- round farm program intended for both food production and education of middle school aged children. North Country School is an independent boarding and day school for grades 4-9, and Camp Treetops is a seven-week, overnight summer camp. They share […]

Posted: October 27 2017
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growing american ginseng in new york

Join Ginseng Expert Bob Beyfuss on Wednesday September 13th from 5-8 PM for a classroom presentation designed to teach beginner how to get started growing their own American ginseng on forested land. The presentation will be followed by woods walk where you will see for yourself how to assess the suitability of a forested site […]

Posted: August 24 2017
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watch: everybody’s coffin - ken crane

[vimeo 124726853 w=640 h=360] Ken Crane, a farmer, forager and hunter, speaks about the process of building his own coffin and about his life spent living off the land in upstate NY. Ken reminds us of the importance of inter-generational dialogue to share resources, stories and experiences. With thanks to Elise McMahon.

Posted: July 6 2017
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Northern NY Bee Health Survey Results Reveal Insights Into Colony Loss.

  Bee colony loss is an increasingly serious issue for the entire beekeeping industry causing in some cases an unsustainable loss of 1/3 of beekeepers operations. In response to increasing levels of colony loss, the first ever survey of parasites and pathogens in regional bee colonies has just been carried out and released by the […]

Posted: June 27 2017
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swell jobs at groundswell in ithaca, ny

The Groundswell Center in Ithaca, NY is hiring!

Posted: February 2 2017
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documentary: the hand that feeds

[vimeo 52870881 w=640 h=360] The Hand That Feeds trailer from Robin Blotnick, a film on reforming the food system by organizing from the ground up for fair wages, fair working conditions, and collective bargaining rights. This is a rare story in which workers, with tenacity beyond imagination, are actually able to defeat the giant. It is […]

Posted: July 14 2016
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brian dewan sings at windham civic center Brian Dewan will sing with electric zither, accordion and autoharp accompaniment. This Saturday May 28th at 8:00 pm at the Windham Civic Center (Former Presbyterian Church) 5379 Route 23 Windham, NY  12496 Suggested donation $5

Posted: May 26 2016
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march for farmworker justice continues

[youtube] Read our blog post from yesterday for more info! Today the walkers are walking from Garrison to Wappingers Falls.

Posted: May 25 2016
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new york farm workers rally and walk for bargaining rights and decent working conditions

Walking the 200 miles from Long Island to Albany, protesters stopped at City Hall in New York City last Saturday chanting si se puede. According to Democracy Now!, the protesters are walking in support of the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act (more about this from the ACLU), asking that farm workers have the right to collective bargaining, an optional […]

Posted: May 24 2016
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HVYFC spring mixer at kinder hook farm, may 28

Anna will give us a tour of the lambing operation where she's raising 300 lambs this year. Then we'll enjoy a BBQ with Kinderhook meat and beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Bring a side dish if you can and plate/cup/utensils. Kinderhook Farm (1958 Co Rd 21, Valatie, NY 12184) All farmers, friends and family […]

Posted: May 17 2016
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ny: the battery fair seeking an herbalist

This June, The Battery Conservancy will celebrate the grand opening of The Battery Oval with a weekend fair to engage the public in  our region’s biodiversity and its emerging food and plant producers. The Battery Conservancy has created The Fair to fulfill the following goals: – Showcase innovations in agriculture, horticulture, food, and craft. – […]

Posted: May 12 2016
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adirondack region sugarhouses welcome 2016 maple weekends visitors

Clinton, Essex, Franklin Counties, NY.  Tours from sap to syrup, tree to table, by tractor and horse-drawn wagon ride or on foot: maple sugarhouses in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties are ready to welcome visitors from 10 am to 4 pm on the March 19-20 and April 2-3 NYS Maple Weekends. Visitors who collect stickers […]

Posted: March 14 2016
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open source mapping through ny public library

The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions.* To the extent that some jurisdictions grant NYPL an additional copyright in the digital reproductions of these maps, NYPL is […]

Posted: March 3 2016
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$200 cash prize for the largest chestnut tree in new york

The New York Chapter of the American Chestnut Federation (ACF) is offering a $200 reward for the discovery of the largest living Chestnut tree in New York. And $50 for any trees that are over 14" DBH! As Jerry Henkin, librarian for the Northern Nut Grower's Association (NNGA) writes, "There is a tradition for this […]

Posted: January 31 2016
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northern ny: 4 week management course for farm women

The Cornell Cooperative Extension associations of northern New York are looking for mothers and daughters, daughter-in-laws, and female farm managers and owners interested in ways to better manage agricultural businesses today, successfully retire, and pass a profitable farm business on to a child or the next owner. The 4-week, 15-hour Managing for Today and Tomorrow […]

Posted: January 6 2016
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ny: mettabee farm hiring farm manager

Mettabee Farm and Arts in Hillsdale, NY is hiring for multiple positions in 2016! Metabee is a Buddhist-minded educational center in the beautiful Berkshires that practices and teaches organic farming, homesteading, and the arts. Mettabee Farm & Arts is hiring two positions for the 2016 season, a farm manager & one crew member. Farm Manager […]

Posted: December 13 2015
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tell gov.cuomo to turn on the TAP

From: John Brown Lives! The research is clear: Education reduces recidivism, improves job prospects for individuals once they leave prison and strengthens communities. Since 1995, though, New York has blocked incarcerated individuals from receiving this aid. Our goal is to restore it.​ You can help - sign this petition today! Next month, John Brown Lives! will […]

Posted: December 1 2015
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ample table for everyone opens application period for food security projects

Philanthropy News Digest November 5, 2015 Each day, 22 percent of New York City’s children are hungry and do not know when they will eat next, while their families lack the resources to provide dependable and nutritious meals on an ongoing basis. Ample Table for Everyone focuses on combating food insecurity in the five boroughs of […]

Posted: November 10 2015
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sail freight projects abound! meet the new FoodBargeHack @ It Takes a Region

We are SO HAPPY to see continued discussion of SAIL FREIGHT! As you may remember, we've been obsessed since our first sail freight project in VERMONT a few years ago, and then again in with Maine Sail Freight this past August. Like they said in the Portland Press Herald: "It's art. It's protest. It's celebration. And, who knows? […]

Posted: November 1 2015