by JAY GIRVIN, Esq., Girvin & Ferlazzo. P.C., Albany, NY
Q. I co-own a piece of real property with my two siblings. I would like to sell the property and divide the proceeds, but my siblings are against any sale. What can I do? Continue reading
SYRACUSE, NY — Steve Palladino was as proud as any papa after the birth of four young ones, even if they happen to be dairy calves.
The four calves, including just one bull, were born on the morning of Aug. 26 at the Cow Birthing Center, a “live” exhibit at the New York State Fair. Palladino brought six of his cows from Walnut Ridge Dairy Farm in Lansing, NY, and all six had given birth at that point, midway through the 12-day fair. Continue reading→
by Pat Malin
Thirteen-year-old Nicole Mrzywka and her 16-year-old sister, Natalie, insist they have been competing in the state fair their entire lives. “I was three months old when I first came here in 2001,” said Nicole, adding that her sister was just over two years old at the time.
The sisters and their cousin, Rylie Leer, 14, of Holley in western New York, teamed up to win 19 ribbons and two plaques in the Meat Goat competition at the New York State Fair, including grand champion, percentage doe, percentage doe reserve, master showman, blood doe, reserve junior champion, etc. with their Nubian and Boer goats.
The three girls have also been busy breeding, training and showing cows, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs and dogs. “It’s hard sometimes, but everything falls into place,” said Nicole of the teens’ hectic schedule.
Here are just a few of the stories about the youth, animals and farmers that make the Great New York State Fair a great experience for participants and visitors.
The Woodis family moved to New York state six years ago when 80 new houses ‘grew’ up within one mile of their dairy farm in Massachusetts. Continue reading→