STILL 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.
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.
MEMBERS 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.
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