LIBERTY, NY – The public is being asked to help keep the doors open full-time at Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County following a 20% cut in funding by the Sullivan County Legislature, due to its financial challenges. This request for community support comes after a unanimous vote late last night at [Read more…]
by Julie Cushine-Rigg
More than 100 farmers and others advocating agriculture turned out for this year’s No Farm No Food Rally in Albany on Wednesday, March 13. Sixteen teams met on the third floor terrace of the Legislative Office Building to implore [Read more…]
by Elizabeth A. Tomlin
Farmers from around New York State attended workshops presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Pro-Dairy and Central NY Dairy/ Field Crops Team to obtain information on new technologies and studies aimed at improving dairy resiliency. [Read more…]
by Bill Weaver
George Wright of Metcalfe, Ontario, just north of New York State, has developed a unique business plan that allows him to support his family of five with just 44 acres, cropping about 20 acres a year in organic grains. His secret? Marketing just about all his grain at a very well-attended farmers’ [Read more…]
by Katie Navarra
“Marketing is everything from the customer’s point of view,” explained Julie Fox, Ph.D. Program Director of Direct Marketing at Ohio State University South Centers College of Food, Ag. & Environmental Sciences – Extension & OARDC. Businesses must make information across a number of channels to meet the demands of today’s consumers. [Read more…]
In a press release today, the New York Farm Bureau made the following statement on the recently proposed minimum wage increase
“New York’s farmers understand the value of hard work for a good day’s pay, but that pay must come
from somewhere. Increasing the minimum wage at a time when a farmer is paying sky-high prices for
fuel and feed will only add to the daily burden farmers are facing to make a living for their families. [Read more…]
The Chenango County Farm Bureau is hosting an Agriculture Day Celebration on March 20, 2013. This year’s theme is: “Generations Nourishing Generations”. New York FFA State Secretary Leann M. Green will be doing a presentation.
There will be several legislators (and/or representatives), speakers invited (such as Kevin McCabe from the Governor’s Office & other legislators) and many exhibitors to visit with. Cooperative extension will present Nutritional information.
Agriculture is the number one industry in New York State and Chenango County. We will be recognizing the importance of agriculture today, our heritage of agriculture, and the hard working, dedicated farm families of Chenango County.
Your attendance would be greatly appreciated in making this meeting a success!
This March 20 Ag Day Program Starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Silo Restaurant, 203 Moran Rd, Coventry, NY (just off Rte. 206 between Greene and Bainbridge). $18 includes an excellent Buffet Luncheon and Dessert. Please RSVP 607-334-6061.