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Lakeland College adds ag tech degree program

The two-year, post-credential program will cover the technological aspects of agriculture and includes an on-site, student-managed form to operate the tech.

Watch: New Leader unveils its latest three-in-one spreader

The new NL600 is designed to allow operators to spread compost, fertilizer and BioSul at higher rates. Check out the video to see it in action.

Cornell University to use manure to meet campus heating needs

The project will produce an estimated 909 million liters of RNG per year, and could see the gas also injected into the natural gas grid for New York state.

Moving Manure: Redistributing surplus nutrients

Scientists at the USDA Agricultural Research Service have created a conceptual framework to provide a link between livestock operations with excess manure, and those with nutrient-deficient croplands. In an era where animal agriculture is now distinctly separate from crop farming, the solution could lie in so-called “manuresheds.” » Read more...

The benefits of good germs

Neat freaks might want to think twice. Recent studies have explored how aged chicken litter with certain bacteria and other organisms can influence broiler health and impact harmful pathogens. Among other findings, the study revealed that old litter is better than new in terms of helping increase chickens’ immunity. » Read more...