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February 6, 2020
You’re likely to visit New York Farm Show to see the latest and greatest equipment, but the Beef Area in the Toyota Building is one part of the show you don’t want to miss.
Try your beef knowledge on the large interactive display and check out the two new educational displays. And don’t forget to enjoy a delicious hot beef sundae served up daily by the New York Beef Producers and Junior Beef Producers. They will be available daily from 10:45 a.m. until sold out.
Daily presentations on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 will cover the following topics:
10:30 a.m. “VCPR: The Connection Between Producer and Veterinarian,” by Dr. Shannon Carpenter.
11:15 a.m. “An Introduction to BQAT and Why Anyone Hauling Cattle Should Be Certified,” by Mike Baker, Cornell beef specialist.
Noon. “Checklist for Marketing Your Calves,” by Phil Trowbridge of Trowbridge Angus.
12:45 p.m. “Alternative Proteins in the Marketplace,” by Jean O’Toole of the New York Beef Council.
1:30 p.m. “Beef Knowledge Covering All Areas: How Much Do You Really Know?” by NYBPA members.
A Beef Quality Assurance Transportation seminar will be held Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You must register for the training by Feb. 20 by contacting Barbara Jones, Cornell Extension event coordinator, at 607-255-7712 or [email protected]. For more information on the training, contact Mike Baker, beef specialist, at 607-255-5923 or [email protected].
Feb. 29 presentations by New York Junior Beef Producer Association members start at 11 a.m. The first presentation will be the New York Skillathon Team sharing their experiences going to the national contest in Louisville, Ky., this past November.
The New York Farm Show runs Feb. 27-29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The show is co-presented by American Agriculturist and the Northeast Equipment Dealers Association.
You can online to find more information about the show.
Editor, American Agriculturist
Chris Torres, editor of American Agriculturist, previously worked at Lancaster Farming, where he started in 2006 as a staff writer and later became regional editor. Torres is a seven-time winner of the Keystone Press Awards, handed out by the Pennsylvania Press Association, and he is a Pennsylvania State University graduate.
Torres says he wants American Agriculturist to be farmers' "go-to product, continuing the legacy and high standard (former American Agriculturist editor) John Vogel has set." Torres succeeds Vogel, who retired after 47 years with Farm Progress and its related publications.
"The news business is a challenging job," Torres says. "It makes you think outside your small box, and you have to formulate what the reader wants to see from the overall product. It's rewarding to see a nice product in the end."
Torres' family is based in Lebanon County, Pa. His wife grew up on a small farm in Berks County, Pa., where they raised corn, soybeans, feeder cattle and more. Torres and his wife are parents to three young boys.
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