Putnam County Agriculture Roundtable: A meeting for Farmers and Decision makers
Farms are small businesses that have some rules that protect their practices. We will discuss how local government and farms can co-exist as good business partners, protecting quality of life and providing locally grown products and farm experiences. We will shine a light on some misconceptions about Agricultural Districts, protected practices, local zoning and rules, and state laws. We will round out the discussion with our agricultural neighbors in Dutchess County to learn about two problem-solving practices. Please see the webinar on the link below.
Conversation with Farmers:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County hosted a program with 5 Putnam County Famers including the host farm. They wanted to address the misconception that there are no farms in Putnam County. Please click the link below to watch the program.
Ag in theClassroom:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County conducted Ag in the Classroom to Putnam County elementary school youth as part of the Ag Literacy Week. Ag in the Classroom is a partnership between Farm Bureau, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, and Cornell University. Please click on the link below to watch the program.
“’Keep Putnam Farming’ could not come at a better time for us,” said Odell. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Glynwood, especially as we move forward with the restoration of and rejuvenation at Tilly Foster Farm. Since it is now known that the over-processing of our foods has a detrimental impact on our health, farming within Putnam, going back to our county’s agricultural roots, can and should be a priority for all of us.”
Agriculture is a business that needs to be recognized and supported throughout Putnam County and the Hudson Valley.
Glynwood is pleased to be expanding our mission in our home County. Glynwood is an agricultural nonprofit organization in Cold Spring, NY with a mission to ensure that farming thrives in the Hudson Valley.