Quantcast

Schroon Lake man earns state honor

Farm Bureau cites Larry Phillips

Larry Phillips of Schroon Lake received the Most Valuable Volunteer Award during the New York Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Syracuse recently. The award was presented by Kim Farnum, New York Farm Bureau field adviser.

Larry Phillips of Schroon Lake received the Most Valuable Volunteer Award during the New York Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Syracuse recently. The award was presented by Kim Farnum, New York Farm Bureau field adviser.

— The Essex County Farm Bureau board of directors meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Essex County Cooperative Extension office in Westport.

While the number of farms has decreased in recent years, agriculture remains a major force in the national, state and local economy.

There are nearly 35,000 farms in New York State, 99 percent family-owned.

“Agriculture is New York‘s most important industry,” Fisher said. “New York has a tremendous agricultural resource base with abundant rainfall, productive soil, sufficient growing season, and proximity to the nation’s largest markets. The outlook for the future of New York agriculture is one of great potential for a vigorous and thriving industry.”

0
Vote on this Story by clicking on the Icon

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment