PCdelegatesPURE CATSKILLS DELEGATES RETURNING FROM TERRA MADRE: Farm to Market Manager Challey Comer escorted a six-member contingent to Turin, Italy last week to learn about the global perspectives of local foods. The five local Pure Catskills member farmers (all women) will share their experiences with us in the December eNews.

biomassBIOMASS GRANT DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15: Find out if heating with woody biomass is appropriate for your business facility (6,000 and 25,000 square feet). Simply apply for the Biomass Feasibility grant.woo chips Listen here for the details: Communications Director Tara Collins interviews Josh VanBrakle, Wood Products Utilization & Marketing Specialist for the Council's Forestry Program about the grant, application process, and who should apply. (mp3 runs 5:27 minutes and takes a couple seconds to upload.)

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CSPOF INTEREST: DELAWARE COUNTY DAIRY PERSPECTIVE: Delhi dairy farmer John Bunting is blogging, yes blogging, about the dairy industry and policy. In between milkings, and catching up on the latest (and lowest in dairy pricing), Bunting finds time to vent on varied topics such as fluid milk sales, California feed costs, and bank failures. 

Click to CloseARTICLE: CALS to close Department of Education over next two years
ARTICLE: EPA hunkers down on proposed Chesapeake water pollution; read New York State representatives rebuttal to EPA's restrictive proposal.

ARTICLE: DEC Sheds Senior Staff (Adirondack Daily Enterprise)
 Photo caption: Peter Nye, who was head of the DEC's endangered species unit and key to the recovery of bald eagles in New York, prepares to climb a tree in northern Franklin County as part of an annual statewide bald eagle survey. He left the agency this fall after accepting an early retirement incentive package. (Enterprise file photo - Mike Lynch)

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NOVEMBER 1, 2010
November 5
Trained Logger Certification: Adult First Aid/CPR
Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra
Cost: $25
(518) 622-9820
November 6
You Are What You Eat with Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm
CVI Building, Liberty
Cost: $25
(570) 226-3164
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