Vegetable producers gathered at Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, where Sjoerd Duiker, a soil management scientist at the university, delivered a dual message about soil and planting through a no-till cover crop. Read more

The Reading Fair went on as planned earlier this month, but for many exhibitors, it just didn’t feel the same. After rain slashed attendance and revenue in 2018, fair organizers concluded a rebuilding year was needed to keep the 165-year-old event afloat. Read more

Kari Peter, a tree fruit pathologist at Penn State, was one of 10 experts speaking to 80 growers who attended the 11th annual Western Maryland Research and Education Center Horticultural Twilight Tour on Aug. 15. Read more

Since legalizing industrial hemp nationwide with the 2018 Farm Bill, interest in the versatile commodity has taken off in New York. For the first time, Empire Farm Days, the largest outdoor ag show in the Northeast, featured a brand-new Hemp Center. Read more

This season culminates Rachel Rouland's 4-H show career which began with showing a Florida White rabbit when Rachel was a 5-year-old Cloverbud and just ended with a descendant of that same rabbit, among other animals. Read more

During the Kutztown Fair, McKenzie Hansley enjoys spending time with friends and animals. In the months leading up to the fair’s Aug. 12 sheep show, it was mostly the sheep that got her attention. Read more

Amanda Grev, a pasture management specialist at the University of Maryland’s Western Maryland Research and Education Center, recently hosted the Maryland Pasture Field Day that focused on fall planning and maintenance. Read more

For 21 years, combines have roared into town, gunned their engines with a deafening “throttle thrust” and then parked for the Blessing of the Combines. It’s meant to bless the harvest and the farmers which are such a vital part of the local life. Read more