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Hemp talk gathers big crowd

2019-10-04T09:35:49-05:00October 4, 2019|Grower East|

Larry Smart, professor, plant geneticist and breeder for Cornell, recently did a presentation on hemp.
Photo by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

SENECA FALLS, NY – A standing-room only crowd gathered at Empire Farm Days to hear from Larry Smart, professor, plant geneticist and breeder for Cornell’s School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section. The size of the group demonstrated their interest in getting in on the ground floor of the growing and profitable hemp industry in New York. (more…)

Honey and yeast work together to make mead

2019-10-04T09:24:17-05:00October 4, 2019|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest|

Chris Gerling led a mead conference in Geneva, NY, recently.
Photo by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

GENEVA, NY – A lot can happen to honey as it’s transformed to mead. Chris Gerling, Extension associate and manager of the Vinification & Brewing Laboratory at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, and Kaylyn Kirkpatrick, an Extension associate at Cornell AgriTech, led a discussion on interactions between yeast and honey in making mead at an event led by Pilar McKay, agriculture economic development educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension Ontario County. (more…)

Get more for your farm’s goods

2018-08-07T08:09:18-05:00August 7, 2018|Grower|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

Value-added items can boost the bottom line of your farm’s store or your booth at the farmers market. It’s never been a better time to make value-added items. Many more Americans have become discerning consumers about their food choices. They want to know their food’s source. (more…)