More Trees Please

The Omans: L to R Son Terry (Blue), Elaina (striped), Jessica mom), Bethany (red), Erich (green) for Damon Farm New Woodstock.

Jason Waite and Christina Tucker from CAZ Farm in Cazenovia.

Jerry Boyd, Madison Co. SWCD technician plants a white pine on a conservation buffer site.

By Troy Bishopp

(Hamilton, NY – May 2013) President […]

Why Should Conservationists have a Positive Interest in … Farming?

Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District Honors the Carrier Family as the 2013 Conservation Farm of the Year. (Submitted photos by Sharon Driscoll)

By Troy Bishopp

(Canastota, NY -March 2013) Wendell Berry’s question seems quite relevant in honoring the Carrier Family of ABC-NBR Dairy Farms as Madison County’s newest Conservation Farm of the Year. […]

Madison County Soil & Water Conservation District Thanks Supporters at Annual Luncheon

Diners are pictured enjoying the bounty of local food.

Pictured from left are Shawn Payne and Mike Mullenax of Payne Construction and Madison County Technician Jerry Boyd.

Standing is Carl Bartlett, Madison County SWCD, pictured with Everett Stone and Eli Stone of DeRuyter.

White Eagle Conference Chefs and staff served up a wonderful luncheon event.


Pasture Walk amongst the Trees

Submitted Photos/Troy Bishopp

The Grass Whisperer

By Troy Bishopp

(Georgetown, NY) Sometimes a gathering of farmers hits on all the right notes: a beautiful evening in the pasture, great conversations between new friends and generous scoops of homemade ice-cream with all the sundae fixin’s.

You might ask what prompted this bucolic scene; believe it or […]