Farms & Agriculture

4 Mar 20170 A wild turkey seminar will be held at Mission Meadows (5201 East Lake Road, Dewittville, NY 14728) on Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public with an option to purchase a fish and chips lunch for $10. The seminar will cover wild turkey biology, behavior, and hunting techniques. Tom Bergstue of Lynn Legacy Game Calls and Mountain Cabin Outdoors will be presenting the following topics: Pre-season Scouting: tips and techniques to locate turkeys -Turkey Hunting Clothing & Equipment: what to wear and what to bring -Bow, Shotgun, Crossbow Options: effective chokes,...

23 Feb 20170 JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation has announced the GROW Jamestown Garden Fair and Home Show is coming to downtown Jamestown on Saturday April 1st from 10 am to 4 pm. Presented by Mike’s Nursery, the free event will be held at the Northwest Arena, formerly the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena. “Historically this event was focused on gardening. Over the years, we added home improvement features to make it the only true garden and home show in the area,” said Mary Maxwell, neighborhood project associate for the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation. “We’ve combined everything the community loved about our...

9 Feb 20170 Geneva, NY -- Diversifying a farm business with poultry will be a new topic for discussion by New York Certified Organic at its February 14, 2017 meeting at 10 AM in Jordan Hall, 630 West North Street at the New York State Agricultural Experimental Station, Geneva, NY. Also on the agenda will be presentations on the challenge of providing energy in high forage diets for dairy cows and other ruminants, marketing, a brief description of how crop insurance can benefit organic farmers, and how the USDA Risk Management Agency Whole Farm Insurance can help farms with diverse income streams. There is no cost or need to register to attend the...

16 Jan 20170 Jamestown, NY – It’s not easy for wild birds to find food this time of year. Putting out a feeder and keeping it filled is good for the birds and those who feed them. Watching these beautiful creatures from the comfort of our homes can bring optimism to our days and introduce young people to the natural world. Monday, January 30, 2017, is the deadline for ordering bird seed and related treats from the Audubon Community Nature Center’s Winter Birdseed Sale. You have a variety of seeds to choose from, with the most popular being Audubon’s exclusively formulated Conewango Blend, designed to attract local birds. Specialty seeds,...

12 Jan 20170 Dunkirk, N.Y., January 9, 2017 ─ The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is happy to announce the establishment of the Terence J. Centner Agricultural and Environmental 4-H Scholarship. Terence (Terry) J. Centner established this fund to honor his parents, Harry E. and Mary Ellen Centner. Harry and Mary Ellen resided at the Centner Farm on Chestnut Road in the Town of Dunkirk. They helped a generation of 4-Hers, including their children Harry A. (Bud), Terry, and Jean, to enjoy a multitude of 4-H projects and activities. Harry was the leader of the northern Chautauqua tractor project. For many years, he taught teens the basics of...

15 Dec 20160 Geneva, NY.  New York Certified Organic has set the dates for its Winter 2017 meetings, bringing grain and dairy farmers together with guest speakers on the organic crops and dairy production. The 2017 dates are January 10, February 14 and March 13. Each program begins at 10 AM in Jordan Hall, 630 West North Street at the New York State Agricultural Experimental Station, Geneva, NY. There is no cost or need to register to attend the NYCO meetings; participants are asked to bring a dish to pass at the potluck lunch. Round table discussions after lunch provide farmers the opportunity to ask questions and hear from the combined experience...

29 Nov 20160 FREDONIA -- The nonprofit Fredonia Farmer’s Market, the only year-round farmers’ market in Chautauqua County, is hoping customers will go green with generosity this holiday season. The FFM is selling evergreen wreaths throughout December for its winter fundraiser. The fresh, fragrant wreaths are suitable for display indoors and outdoors. They cost $20 and come adorned with a festive red ribbon. All proceeds will be used to support market programming, including food workshops, recipe demonstrations, special events for kids, crafts and performances. In addition to a wide array of locally grown produce and ethically raised meat, the...
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