Illinois farmers impressed with variety of Bay State agriculture

By TAMMIE SLOUP FarmWeek Standing on a cranberry bog, a group of Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders felt the earth ripple as a peer jumped up and down. “Whoa, the ground is moving,” one nervously announced. Bogs are a type of wetland, characterized by a spongy, mat-like substance on the water’s surface, making it possible … Read more

Pioneer Valley Dairy Crawl celebrates dairy farms one scoop of ice cream at a time

By Gillian Follett | Special to The Republican Denise Barstow Manz is hoping to increase awareness of the Pioneer Valley’s dairy farms one scoop of ice cream at a time. Since 1806, generations of her family have been operating Barstow’s Longview Farm. Today, its farm store supplies fresh dairy, meat, baked goods and other products. Still, … Read more

Connecting Springfield Students with Barstow’s Longview Dairy Farm

Karly Dunn, Home Grown Springfield| View Author Bio Visiting Barstow’s Longview Dairy Farm and Bakery transformed my perspective on what “local” really means, not only as a former Springfield Public Schools student, but now as a student advocate and proponent of healthy, happy animals. Growing Up in the City Dairy is a timely topic on the minds of … Read more

The Gazette: A Look Back on June 11

A Look Back: June 11 By JIM BRIDGMAN For the Gazette Published: 6/10/2022 7:05:26 PM 200 Years Ago ■Eliphalet Williams and H. T. Hooker have entered into co-partnership and will transact business under the firm of Williams & Hooker. They have taken the brick store belonging to Judge Lyman, next door to Warner’s tavern, and … Read more

Can Biodigesters Save America’s Small Dairy Farms?

MAY 16, 2022 Modern Farmer Anne N. Connor The sustainable technology presents an opportunity to turn cow manure and food waste into renewable energy and added income. But biodigesters are not always easy to operate, and they can be costly to replace. Small dairy farms in Vermont teeter chronically on the brink of insolvency. Nearly … Read more

Pasture Day 2022

Pasture Day is a farm favorite! And for the first time since 2019, it will be back as we love it most: in person, with our community, together again on the farmstand lawn. After inspecting and repairing fence, the farmers are ready to let the girls out of the barn and into the field. Spring … Read more

National Ag Day

March 22 is National Agriculture Day. Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm, every day is Ag Day.  Agriculture isn’t only our livelihood, it is a way of life. Today we invite you to consider how agriculture impacts your life. Farmers raise fruits, veggies, livestock, trees, and seafood. In honor of Ag Day, join us for a … Read more

A Big Step for our Littlest Ones

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘take care of your pennies, and your dollars will take care of themselves’? This same parable works for a herd. Making sure our calves get the right start yields healthy, calm, top quality dairy cows. Yes, animal care is good business. And even though calves born on our farm … Read more

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