Current Agriculture Issues

  • Farmers, Hydrogeologist available to discuss groundwater resources October 26

    October 26th Meeting Open to Public State Senator Patty Ritchie is encouraging farmers and other interested individuals in Central and Northern New York who have been affected by the summer’s drought to attend a special presentation on October 26th featuring groundwater expert Dr. M. Todd Walter of Cornell University. The meeting featuring Dr. Walter—a hydrogeologist who serves as Director of the New York State Water Resources Institute, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University—will feature ...

    Posted at October 24, 2016 | By : | Categories : Current Agriculture Issues | Comments Off on Farmers, Hydrogeologist available to discuss groundwater resources October 26
  • We sincerely appreciate the Chairwoman of the NYS Senate Committee on Agriculture, NYS Senator Patty Ritchie, visiting Jefferson County yesterday to learn about the severe drought damage our farms are experiencing.  It was also valuable to have the Chairman of the Jefferson County Board of Legislators, Scott Gray and County Legislator Pat Jareo, attend the meeting to see firsthand the damage to crops. This morning our office has also heard from County Legislators Michael Docteur ...

    Posted at August 18, 2016 | By : | Categories : Current Agriculture Issues | Comments Off on
  • Late Summer-Planted Forage Option for NNY: Farmer-Driven Program Posts Early Evaluation Results

    Late Summer-Planted Forage Option for NNY: Farmer-Driven Program Posts Early Evaluation Results Northern New York. Hot, dry summer conditions can lead to insufficient hay and pasture forage for dairy farms. Could late summer planted oats be an option to fill that forage gap? A farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has posted results of recent field trials as field crop specialists prepare to plant a new trial at three NNY farm sites. Drought conditions early in ...

    Posted at August 17, 2016 | By : | Categories : Current Agriculture Issues | Comments Off on Late Summer-Planted Forage Option for NNY: Farmer-Driven Program Posts Early Evaluation Results
  • Day on the Farm!

    On Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10am to 2pm Windsong Dairy Farm will be the site of the "Day on the Farm".  This fun and exciting event features guided tours, a family fun center, and food samples.  You'll be able to see how a modern dairy farm operates. It's a great chance to learn how milk is produced and what dairy farmers do on a daily basis.  If you have questions, call 315-782-2749. Visit the ...

    Posted at July 26, 2016 | By : | Categories : Current Agriculture Issues | Comments Off on Day on the Farm!
  • JeffersonCountyAgriculture.com goes live

    NNY Business Column JeffersonCountyAgriculture.com goes live Jay Matteson Mark D. Waterhouse, president of Garnet Consulting Services, Pleasant Valley, Conn., spoke at the Jefferson County Economic Development Forum on May 18. Mr. Waterhouse is recognized within the economic development community for his success in helping communities attract new ...

    Posted at June 30, 2016 | By : | Categories : Ag Media | Comments Off on JeffersonCountyAgriculture.com goes live
  • Quality of Life, Health Care Services, Schools and Jobs all Heading in Right Direction

    Quality of life in Jefferson County, in the eyes of its residents, continues to steadily improve. The Center for Community Studies at Jefferson Community College released Tuesday the results of its 17th annual Jefferson County Community Survey. The findings, which showed improvements almost entirely across the board, were unveiled during the Jefferson County Board of Legislators General Services committee meeting. The survey is headed up by Joel F. LaLone, research director for the center, and Larry ...

    Posted at June 16, 2016 | By : | Categories : Current Agriculture Issues | Comments Off on Quality of Life, Health Care Services, Schools and Jobs all Heading in Right Direction
  • Coyote Moon Vineyards won New York Winery of the Year Award

    CLAYTON — Coyote Moon Vineyards won New York Winery of the Year Award from the New York International Wine competition Monday. The town of Clayton winery won nine awards at the competition, including the NY Winery award, along with three gold medals, three silver and two bronze. According to the New York International Wine Competition website, some of the winery’s award winners included their Riverrun, Brianna and Marquette vintages. read more at the

    Posted at June 15, 2016 | By : | Categories : Current Agriculture Issues | Comments Off on Coyote Moon Vineyards won New York Winery of the Year Award
  • Growing Berries for Business

    Press Release: Growing Berries for Business June 15 and 16, 2016 From 6pm to 7:30pm This class series will focus on production of berries for those individuals who would like to grow these fruits as a business. Strawberries, blueberries, brambles, and minor fruits (those berries that are unusual) will be included. The first class on June 15 will cover production practices including soil preparation, cultures, pruning, diseases, and insects. The second class on June 16 will focus on the ...

    Posted at June 9, 2016 | By : | Categories : Current Agriculture Issues | Comments Off on Growing Berries for Business
  • 2016 Jefferson County Dairy Parade

    With a beautiful sunny evening and summer like temperatures on Friday June 3, The Jefferson County Dairy Parade saw a large turnout of entries and large crowds lining Washington Street from Watertown High School to the Dulles State Office Building.  The theme of the parade was “Our Farms, Our Community” which encouraged a demonstration of how important our farms are to our community and how important our community is to our farms. The parade was ...

    Posted at June 6, 2016 | By : | Categories : Current Agriculture Issues | Comments Off on 2016 Jefferson County Dairy Parade
  • Time to Sign Up For Jefferson County Dairy Parade!

    The Jefferson County Dairy Parade is Friday June 3rd starting at 7pm. The parade starts at the Watertown High School and proceeds down Washington Street past the Dulles State Office Building. Our theme this year is "Our Community, Our Farms" which celebrates the long history of our communities growing up around our farms and the benefits those farms bring to our daily lives. There is still time to sign up for the parade as the deadline ...

    Posted at May 12, 2016 | By : | Categories : Current Agriculture Issues | Comments Off on Time to Sign Up For Jefferson County Dairy Parade!
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