The Carbon Paw-Print according to Riley, The Rat Terrier

By |March 7th, 2017|

 The Carbon Paw-Print according to Riley 

Interpreted by Troy Bishopp

Hey Folks, Riley the Rat Terrier here . 

I’m barkin’ mad after reading Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living, by so-called sustainable living experts, Robert and Brenda Vale from New Zealand.  Who do they think they are comparing my “carbon paw-print” (pet-generated carbon footprints) to a Volkswagon’s exhaust system?

They said my canine brethren are devastating wildlife, spreading disease and polluting. And here I thought rolling in a dead mouse or raiding the litter box once in a while was a good thing!  My mom never prepared [...]

2017 Winter Green-Up Conference Builds Connections

By |February 26th, 2017|

2017 Winter Green-Up Conference Builds Connections

By Troy Bishopp

Latham, N.Y.-When Indiana farmer and guest speaker, Blaine Hitzfield, suggested that adopting a new belief system in agriculture was needed for success, 140 fellow farmers took notice. “Timing is on our side, as the consumer is actively seeking an authentic story from their community. But will you change your position and climb the value chain in the market?” asked the marketing manager for the Seven Sons Farm operation.

This year’s 9th annual Winter Green-Up grazing gala hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County and Black Queen Angus Farm, LLC. featured making these [...]

Civil Eats Highlights Winter Grazing in new article

By |January 28th, 2017|

Words Matter

By |January 15th, 2017|

Words Matter

By Troy Bishopp 

At the beginning of 2016, I declared it the year of “Thank You”. I suggested and laid down some country logic why the 2 most powerful words should be spoken or written on a regular basis to warm the hearts of humanity and provide inspiration to others for the little things.  I’m back again in 2017, like your recent tax bill, to cry even louder that words DO matter.

Words matter was a top attention grabber in last year’s tweet-filled, emotional election and is still spilling all over the media outlets. “Experts” seem to relish taking [...]

Snug as a Soil in a Cover Crop Rug

By |January 6th, 2017|

Snug as a Soil in a Cover Crop Rug
                                              By Troy Bishopp
As the fall hastens and the outer-ware protects you against the elements, your land is also in need of a comfy soil quilt to safeguard its organic matter and microbe family. Dr. Vandana Shiva, said, “In traditional agriculture, the soil is the mother. She’s the mother who gives, to whom you must give back.”  Science has proven this “giving back” recipe for healthy soils includes covering the soil for winter with a cover crop blanket.

Throughout the Upper Susquehanna River Watershed Basin from Allegany to Delaware County, [...]

The Worm Queen

By |January 6th, 2017|

The Worm Queen
By Troy Bishopp
Morrisville, NY—When you visit Central New York farmer’s markets or garden centers, you’re likely to see the buffalo girl, the honey guy and the chicken lady. But in the mix of vendors, you’ll come upon a different kind of livestock farmer and her signature mascot, O’Smiley McWiggler.  Yes, ladies, gentlemen, gardeners and farmers, you’ve happened upon a red-wiggler royal:  The Worm Queen.

Farmer Tina Jacobs, the passionate, unrivaled purveyor of worm poo and vermicompost is making waves (or castings) in the region for her carefully crafted plant food which gardeners hail as a magical [...]


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