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Ag Matters – Buy Or Sell At Spring Farm Bureau Auctions

As the old yard sale mantra goes, 'one man's trash is another man's treasure.'  You can make some cash or find some good deals on equipment for farm, construction, lawn or garden, livestock at more at Farm Bureau Consignment Auctions.  Read more for dates.  

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Liz Schrader
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Put A Pie In Polly’s Face To Benefit Michele Morgan, A Volunteer Firefighter With Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer

It's the day Tad has been waiting years for. Saturday I'm taking a pie in the face to benefit Michele Morgan, a Middleville volunteer firefighter with cancer.

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Ag Matters – The Business Side Of Farming

There's more to farming than milking cows and planting crops.  It's a real business with real business decisions that need to be made.  The Country Folks website offers some tips on making those tough decisions.

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Lynn Amarasinghe
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Kaitlyn Amarasinghe is Our McDonald’s Athlete of the Week

We’ve teamed up with McDonald’s to salute local athletes. This week we're putting Kaitlyn Amarasinghe of Westmoreland in the spotlight. She is in training for 15k Boilermaker and wins a $25 McDonald's gift card and goes into the grand prize drawing for a McDonald's party.

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Ag Matters – Local 4-H Club Holding Chick Sale 3/28

The Country Homesteaders 4-H Club will will be holding their Chick Sale at the Oneida County's Cornell Cooperative Extension office building in Oriskany this Saturday.  There are some things to know.

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Boilermaker 2014 Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
Boilermaker 2014 Photo Credit: Kristine Bellino, WIBX / Townsquare Media
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2015 Boilermaker Closes Out, Only Charity Bibs Remain

It might not have happened as fast as some predicted; but, the 2015 Boilermaker Road Race has reached capacity in under 25 hours for only the second time in its 38 year history.

The Wheel Chair race closed out early Saturday afternoon and the 5K and 15K both closed out before 1 p

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(Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
(Photo by Kristine Bellino / WIBX)
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How Many Bibs are Available in Today’s Boilermaker Open Registration?

UPDATE, Sunday, March 22, 2015, 12:50 p.m. - Boilermaker Sold Out!

Read about it here

There are still a limited number of bibs available in today's Boilermaker Open Registration.

Registration got underway at 12 noon and according to the Boilermaker's Tim Reed, space and time are both limited.

"We sta

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Ag Matters – NY Farm Bureau Against Hike In Minimum Wage

 

The monetary belt is already tight for most New York farmers and the Farm Bureau says a raise in the minimum wage would make it even tighter.  One farmer says unlike companies and retailers, farmers can't just increase the price of their product to cover the additional cost.

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Ag Matters – Cornell’s 4-H Program Offers Dairy Management Workshop For Teens

Cornell Cooperative Extension's 4-H program is offering a workshop for teens thinking about a career in dairy.  The "hands-on" workshop is for 14-19 year olds, and has a limited class size of 60.  This year's program is about Calf and Heifer Management.

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(Photo provided by Scott Flansburg)
(Photo provided by Scott Flansburg)
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‘Human Calculator’ Launches New Math Contest and App for Kids

Scott Flansburg, who is known as the 'Human Calculator' has teamed up with Tabor, a firm offering personalized and instructor-led math tutoring programs, to make 2015 “The Year of Math.”  The partnership is aimed at helping elementary and middle school students overcome their fear of math and hone their skills by adding a healthy bit of fun and light-hearted competition to math learning

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New York State Police, WIBX
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Road Closures For Trooper Fredenburg’s Funeral

New York State Trooper Donald Fredenburg will be laid to rest today. His funeral will close Genesee street between Ballantyne Brae and Proctor Blvd, and Barton Ave. between Genesee St and Sunset Ave from 7 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.. Everyone is advised to use an alternate route.

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Ag Matters – More Funding Available For Storage Facilities

The USDA is making money available for improving storage facilities for small to mid-sized farming operations.  Low interest loans are available for grain bins, hay barns and cold storage facilities.

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