From The Press

  • The New York State Fair New York State Fair is over and we successfully delivered 30 calves in the 12 days of the State Fair. (Actually only 29, as one was born the afternoon before the Fair opened during the ribbon cutting ceremony – but that’s Mother Nature.) The Dairy Cattle Birthing Center, organized and […]




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  • Congratulations to Sheland Farms of Jefferson County for receiving the 2013 Agricultural Environmental Management Award, presented by Commissioner Aubertine at Empire Farm Days earlier. The Shelmidine family demonstrated that good stewardship of the land can help lower costs, improve efficiency and improve the global environment all in the same shot. They didn’t do it alone. […]




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  • The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) is seeking volunteers for its Dairy Cow Birthing Center that will debut at the 2013 New York State Fair in Syracuse, August 22 – September 2, 2103. The Birthing Center is a new project that will provide a unique opportunity for the public to witness a cow giving […]




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  • Farm Credit East, the Northeast’s largest agricultural lender, is pleased to provide a $10,000 grant to the N.Y. Animal Agriculture Coalition. These funds will be used to support a Dairy Cow Birthing Center to be exhibited at the New York State Fair. “Farm Credit East is very pleased to support the efforts of the New […]




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  • Lisa Tucker at Edible Buffalo recently reported, “The Dairy Princess program is alive and well in New York State. In fact, it is one of the few youth development programs in agriculture that is growing and expanding each year. What was once a grooming program to teach young ladies how to be prim and proper dairy industry representatives […]




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  • The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) today announced a new project that will share in real-time one of the miracles of modern agriculture. A Dairy Cow Birthing Center, debuting at the 2013 New York State Fair , will provide a unique opportunity for the public to witness a cow giving birth and to learn […]




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  • Farm Aid, the 28-year-old fundraising concert and advocacy organization, will hold its annual celebration of music and small farms Saturday, September 21, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Since the first concert in 1985, Farm Aid has raised $43 million to support programs that help small farmers and increase awareness of issues facing family farms. […]




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  • It takes a lot of hard work to keep a farmstead not only tidy, but pretty. In between chores and crops, farmers try to keep the lawn mowed, flower beds full, and farm equipment and spare parts put away. After rain storms it’s especially tricky to keep mud under control – but they try hard […]




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  • The New York Animal Agriculture Coalition (NYAAC) and the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council (ADADC) will be conducting two training workshops this month to help owners of dairy and livestock farms learn how to host a successful farm tour. The four-hour long seminar will cover all aspects of farm tours from setting the date […]




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  • This is too good not to share! From the great folks at DairyGood.org, I share with you the story of the Hanselmans and their three sons who chose to come back to the family farm. Mother of the boys, Barb, says, “I’m very proud to be the mom of three farmers. But I have four […]




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