Current Agriculture Issues

Time to Sign Up For Jefferson County Dairy Parade!

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

The Jefferson County Dairy Parade is Friday June 1st 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 “Agriculture Moooving America!” which celebrates the daily impact the dairy industry has on our lives!

The registration deadline is May 23.  We invite youth agriculture related floats, adult ag related floats, farm machinery, milk tankers, marching units, business floats, fire departments (this is a point parade for departments), costume characters, marching bands , scout units, equine entries, elected officials, and all other types of parade entries to join us!  You can enter at

Immediately after the parade ends, join the Jefferson County Dairy Princess and her court inside the Dulles State Office building for a free ice cream sundae, while supplies last!

You can stay up to date about the parade by going to our facebook page –


About Jay Matteson

Since 1988, Jay Matteson has served the agricultural industry. His works includes assisting farms with natural resources conservation for 12 years until he became the Jefferson County Agricultural Coordinator in 2000. Since then, Jay has helped farms and agribusinesses sustain and grow. Jay writes a monthly column for NNY Business magazine and has hosted The Home Grown Show since 2002 on AM 790 WTNY radio. In the fall of 2016, Jay will host a new series of video productions on WPBS TV called, Countryside with Jay Matteson. These shows will explore agriculture, rural lifestyles and our natural environment.

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