The foundation of New York’s agriculture
The centerpiece of New York state agriculture is dairy farming, and the base for this industry is forage crops. Northeast livestock farmers must be able to manage a profitable business that is also sustainable in terms of environmental stewardship, and forage-livestock systems can have a positive impact on sustainable agriculture.
Resources for forage-livestock systems
Forage-livestock systems focus on interdisciplinary basic and applied research on forages and the animals that consume them. Forage-livestock systems utilizing both grasses and legumes for stored feed, as well as for grazing, can have a positive impact on sustainable agriculture in New York.