Getting Started with Stockers

Getting Started with Stockers

Jason Detzel’s Diamond Hills Farm in Hudson, New York, started as a cow/calf operation. When the social-worker-turned-farmer accepted a full-time position with the Ulster County Cooperative Extension office, he didn’t have the time for harvesting crops and maintaining...
5 Considerations for Starting A Freezer Beef Business

5 Considerations for Starting A Freezer Beef Business

More than a decade ago, third-generation farmer Kevin Jablonski sold the family dairy herd. He accepted an off-farm job and leased his Argyle, New York, barns to other farmers. When the last tenant left in 2013, Kevin’s son suggested they buy a few beef cattle from a...
Onion Growers Have New Tool

Onion Growers Have New Tool

In New York state, onions are grown in areas sometimes referred to as muck lands – former swamps now filled with organically rich soil that boosts productivity. Full Article
Growing More With Less Through Farm Efficiency

Growing More With Less Through Farm Efficiency

During the past seven years, Ben Hartman and his wife, Rachel Hershberger, have doubled their farm income while cutting their labor hours by half. Their secret: They reduced the number of crops grown and focused on selling their produce within 10 miles of the farm...