Planning for Family Farm Day (FFD) is underway for year seven in Schoharie County, four in Otsego, and two for Delaware. By all accounts, 2018 went very well, the ideal weather being a key factor along with a diversity of farms, extensive publicity, and the addition of Delaware County farms and county tourism. Participating farms continue to benefit from widespread publicity and excellent farm product sales, while visitors build awareness about agricul-ture, local farming, real food, and a multitude of farm products. And best of all, they get to meet with you! The FFD Planning Committee takes nothing for granted in building and maintaining a signature event made possible only with your participation and the generosity of our sponsors. Please save these dates to attend the annual FFD Winter Meet-ing(s) in respective counties:
Wed., March 20, 1-3:00 p.m., CCE Exten sion Cen-ter, 173 S. Grand St., Cobleskill
Contact: David Cox, 518.234.4303, [email protected] edu for more information.
Thursday, March 21, 1-3:00 p.m., CCE Extension Center, 34570 SR 10, Hamden
Contact: Mariane Kiraly, 607.865.6531, [email protected] cornell.edu for more information.
Friday, March 22, 1-3:00 p.m., CCE Educa tion Cen-ter, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown
Contact: Lyn Weir, 607.547.8886 or [email protected] com for more information.
These meetings are multi-faceted to address your issues and concerns, our survey data, lessons learned, subsequent improvements, guidelines, timelines, and a preview of the 2019 Farm Guide -everything’s on the table! Look for more informa-tion in the March-April Connections issue.
Family Farm Day is a collaborative event produced by Cornell Co-operative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties, Cornell Cooper-ative Extension Delaware County, Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Schoharie County Tourism, Otsego County Tourism, Delaware County Tourism, Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware County Farm Bureaus, and Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware County farms.
Learn more at http://cceschoharie-otsego.org/agriculture/familyfarmday