CRDCDairy Conference CowSTILL TIME TO REGISTER: The annual Catskill Regional Dairy, Livestock & Grazing Conference will be held at SUNY-Delhi on January 13. Download the conference brochure here and call Judy Morse (607) 865-6531 to register by January 3rd.
WinterWFFWINTER 2010 WATERSHED FARM & FOREST: The next print newsletter is in the mail. But you can read it now, online. Find additional stories like Jack McShane's "The Inadvertent Bear" on our blog.
GiftRUBBING ELBOWS WITH DEPUTY SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE: At the Young Farmers' Conference held at Stone Barns in December, Agricultural Program Coordinator Carrie Davis of the Watershed Agricultural Council (at left) met USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen more... 
Pictured l-r: WAC Agricultural Program Coordinator Carrie Davis, USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, New York State's USDA NRCS Public Affairs Specialist Ivy Allen and State Conservationist Astor Boozer; Joe Heller, USDA NRCS RC&D Coordinator.

ScholarshipsMEMBERS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS: Eight farmers received up to $350 each to attend learning opportunities in 2011. The Council, through the Pure Catskills buy local campaign, awarded members scholarships to cover attendance costs associated with a conference, seminar or workshop that would help improve their farm or food business. Among the recipients are Terry Hannum (Abundance Farm) and Michelle Premura (Turquoise Barn) who will be attending the NOFA-NY Diggin' Diversity winter conference in Saratoga Springs (of which WAC is a also sponsor). For more on this story and scholarship awards list, visit the Pure Catskills blog.


GRANT: Catskill Watershed Corporation's Watershed Educational Program Grants due February 1

GRANT: USDA NRCS Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) due January 31

ARTICLE: DEP Expands Access for Kensico and New Croton Reservoirs

REPORT: Delaware County Economic Development Agricultural Survey Results

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JANUARY 1, 2011
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Guests for 2011 include:
1/5 Farm Chatter with Denise Warren
1/12 Michelle Yost of Schoharie Watershed Summit
1/19 Josh VanBrakle of Catskill WoodNet
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