agriculture

BERNE – Nick Tommell is a bit of a farming anomaly.

There’s the traditional, he grew up on a farm; the not-so traditional, he earned his bachelor’s degree in finance; and, the anomaly, he started his own farm.

Hillicoss Family Farm

Conservation groups strive to maintain a corridor to foster native forest species and prevent rapid climate change.

Residents are much happier with the revised plan, but are still very concerned about traffic in the area.

The Delmar Farmers’ Market will prohibit the use of plastic bags by vendors for the May 5 kickoff of its 10th season.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County was accepted into a Whole Farm Planning in the North East grant program as part of Holistic Management International.

Another $2 million is available through the Climate Resilient Farming grant program to help farms reduce their impact on the environment and to better prepare for, and recover from, severe weather events.

BERNE — The Berne-Knox-Westerlo Secondary School is excited to announce the formation of a Future Farmers of America chapter. The FFA is an organization that provides agricultural, educational, and leadership opportunities for students and young adults across the country.

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program benefits are now available for eligible families and seniors across the state. The program provides checks to be redeemed at participating farmers’ markets and farm stands through the end of November for the purchase of fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Albany County has been declared eligible for Farm Service Agency disaster emergency loan assistance effective July 12, for damages and losses caused by the severe winter storm named Stella on March 14 and 15.

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