A farm located in the remote rural mountain-town of Thurman that raises goats and other creatures with humane practices — and creates world-class cheeses — was hailed recently in a new Manhattan-based webzine.
Miner Institute has been awarded a $330,000 research grant from the United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) to monitor surface runoff and tile drainage effluent from two corn fields.
The impact of climate change on Northern New York agriculture is on the agenda of the 2014 North Country Crop Congresses, Tuesday, February 18 at W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, in Chazy.
The Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District will be assisting agricultural landowners with completion of Soil Group worksheets for agricultural exemption.
Farm Bureau cites Larry Phillips
A Schroon Lake man has been recognized by the New York State Farm Bureau. Larry Phillips received the Most Valuable Volunteer Award during the Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Syracuse recently.
The idea to forgive $16,933.01 in back property taxes and turn a portion of the former Frontier Town land to North Hudson was first presented in committee meetings Nov. 18, with discussion continuing during the Nov. 25 Ways and Means Committee meeting.
Ever wonder who picks the apples we purchase in our grocery stories or at the various orchard farms stands that dot our region? More often than not migrant workers - immigrant migrant workers - pick them, people whose lives can be experienced in the brilliant award-winning documentary “After I Pick the Fruit,” that will be screened at the Keene Valley Public Library on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.
The Wadhams Strawberry Festival, held on Father’s Day each year, was honored with the North Country Heritage Award by the Canton-based organization Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY).
Have an interest in gardening? Cornell Cooperative Extension in Warren County is now seeking volunteers for their Master Gardener program that teaches others to grow various vegetables, flowers and plants successfully.
The horses, taken from the Wing and a Prayer Farm in Essex Sept. 18 through 20 after an investigation, led to charges against owner Shelley Wing and daughter, Emily, on counts of animal cruelty. On Oct. 9, the horses were deemed to be property of the county after Wing was unable to pay a bond for their care.
Fund-raising campaign now under way
Moriah residents are being asked to support their local library. The Sherman Free Library, located at 20 Church St. in Port Henry, is in the midst of its annual fund raising campaign.
Area farmers committed to providing fresh, natural food to local residents were represented in Adirondack Harvest's display at the nationally renowned Farm Aid event in Saratoga Springs.
Festivities are set for Friday Oct. 13 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Warren County Municipal Center. In 1963, it's suburban-style campus was hailed as an innovation that other municipalities would emulate.
Ownership of the 41 horses seized from an Essex Farm now lies with Essex County after the owner failed to produce a $43,890 bond for their care while the criminal investigation continues.
Taking care of 26 horses can be an expensive proposition, one that members of the Essex County Board of Supervisors debated during its Oct. 7 regular board meeting.