We have several farm-related awards in Cattaraugus County.
- Cattaraugus County Conservation Award
- Cattaraugus County Farm of the Year Award
- Cattaraugus County Friend of Agriculture Award
2013 Conservation Farm of the Year: Pimm’s View Dairy in Conewango Valley
2012 Conservation Farm of the Year: Nichols Dairy Farm
The family operated, medium sized Nichols Dairy Farm located in the Town of Freedom owned and operated by Doug and Betty Nichols and family. This award was presented to them because of their commitment to protecting and improving the soil, water and related natural resources on their farm. Read more about the 2012 Farmer-Neighbor Dinner.
2013 Farm of the Year: Tom & Robin Degenfelder of Pine Villa Farm
2012 Farm of the Year: Telaak Dairy Farm
The family operated, medium sized Telaak Dairy Farm, located in the Town of Mansfield run by brothers Don and Dave Telaak and their wives, Lynn and Joyce, along with 10 employees. This award was presented to them because of their commitment to portraying a positive image and promoting the importance of the agricultural industry throughout the County. Read more about the 2012 Farmer-Neighbor Dinner.
2013 Friend of Agriculture: Rick Miller
Rick has taken many agriculture photos and has shared many stories about agriculture in Cattaraugus County in the Olean Times Herald and other publications. Watch a video from the 2013 Farmer-Neighbor Dinner
2012 Friend of Agriculture: Lisa Kempisty
Lisa Kempisty, a 28 year Community Educator for Dairy/Livestock for Cornell Cooperative Extension. Ms. Kempisty teaches dairy and livestock producers, family members and farm employees production management information, works with the 4-H youth and facilitates the Dairy Youth Explorers Program. Read more about the 2012 Farmer-Neighbor Dinner.