FSA county committee nominations launch June 15

FSA county committee nominations launch June 15

Giving farmers a voice in their communities

U.S. Department of Agriculture encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018.

Producers […]

Empire State Potato Growers, Empire Farm Days Announce Transition Team

The Empire Farm Days transition team at the 2018 Farm Show Council Meeting, from left: Andrew Wickham, Samantha Schreck, Alexandra Grimm, Melanie Wickham, Jamie Meyer, and Chase Brown. Photo courtesy Empire Farm Days

Empire State Potato Growers, Empire Farm Days Announce Transition Team

The Empire State Potato Growers, Inc. has welcomed a new management […]

With historically low milk prices continuing to hurt dairy farmers across New York, Gillibrand calls on USDA to approve immediate emergency funding to support farmers

Kirsten Gillibrand

With historically low milk prices continuing to hurt dairy farmers across New York, Gillibrand calls on USDA to approve immediate emergency funding to support farmers

Gillibrand: This is a crisis for our rural Upstate New York communities, and USDA needs to extend the same emergency relief to dairy farmers that they have […]

SUNY Morrisville named best beer-brewing college in North America at U.S. Open College Beer Championship

SUNY Morrisville’s award-winning beers pictured from left: The Arsenal IPA, The Crop Pils, and Belgian Draft Horse Belgian-Style Tripel. Photo courtesy of Amanda Taranto, Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation Marketing Manager

SUNY Morrisville named best beer-brewing college in North America at U.S. Open College Beer Championship

SUNY Morrisville has been named Grand National Champion […]

Chittenango Garden Club meets tonight (May 8); public welcome

The Chittenango Garden Club will host its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday May 8, 2018, at the Sullivan Free Library at 101 Falls Blvd., Chittenango. The topic of tonight’s talk is “Hostas, hostas, hostas,” presented by Dr. Steven Chamberlain. The talk is free and open to the public. Those interested in joining may […]

Morrisville State College students test skills showing livestock during annual Spring Showmanship

Unique Wellington is pictured with “Heffy.” Photo by Ken Chapman, New Media Strategist

Natalie Strub

Morrisville State College students test skills showing livestock during annual Spring Showmanship

Morrisville State College student Unique Wellington chose a cow he named “Heffy” for his first time presenting in the ring.

“She was the friendliest of the […]

Stirpe: 2018 CNY Food Summit puts spotlight on local food producers

Al Stirpe

Stirpe: 2018 CNY Food Summit puts the spotlight on local food producers

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) co-hosted the 2018 Central New York Food Summit on Thursday, April 19, at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The event brought together local growers, manufacturers and distributors as well as members of the community to discuss […]

State agriculture commissioner announces $500,000 to expand community-based agriculture across the state

Bill Magee

State agriculture commissioner announces $500,000 to expand community-based agriculture across the state

Projects will improve access to fresh, wholesome foods, promote community engagement, and enhance agricultural education opportunities; builds on state’s commitment to end hunger statewide and create more growing spaces in high-need communities

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball today announced $500,000 […]

Herkimer County 4-H members attend STARR Leadership Conference

Herkimer County 4-H members attend STARR Leadership Conference

Autumn Borek and Katie Livingston represented Herkimer County 4-H at the STARR Leadership Conference, held at the New York State Fairgrounds. 4-H educator, Wendy Richardson accompanied them as their chaperone. STARR, also known as the State Teen Action Reps Retreat, is an annual […]

Tuscarora Dairy Farm honored with Local Conservation Award

Pictured from left in the front row are Don Clark (sitting, field crops), Doug Durfee (mechanic), Brian Jonker (herd /field), Nancy Durfee Townsend (grounds), Steve Durfee, Mildred Durfee, Beth Durfee Taylor (stand) and Mary Lou Durfee. Pictured from left in back are Nick Bloom (milking tech), Doug Townsend (mechanic), John Horrigan (herdsman), Ben Durfee, […]

Magee: State budget invests in agriculture

Bill Magee

Magee: State budget invests in agriculture

Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson) announced that he helped pass the 2018-19 state budget, which makes a significant investment in agriculture and supports farmers and farm workers.

“Farmers work hard every day to provide our families with fresh, nutritious food and help our economy grow,” Magee said. […]

BLOTTER: New York State Police investigate accidental deaths

Jefferson County man killed in agricultural accident

On April 4, 2018, at approximately 8:34 p.m., State Police responded to 14014 Case Road in Lyme for a reported agricultural accident.

Investigation revealed 68-year-old Reginald J. Schweitzer was applying grease lubricant to the bottom points under the raised bed of a personally owned dump truck, which was […]