NYSERDA launched the Agriculture Energy Audit Program in March 2016. The Program offers farms and on-farm producers no-cost energy audits that provide recommendations for energy efficiency measures. Energy audits are important tools to help farmers make the best decisions for their operations and to help them become economically and environmentally sustainable.
Doug and Betty Nichols and their family, own and operate Nichols Farm, on Route 243, in Freedom, were among the first residents in Cattaraugus County to get a new Internet service that is microwave-based.
The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, along with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, the Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau, the Cattaraugus County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board will host the 5th Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY.
On Saturday, March 5, 2016 Cornell Cooperative Extension will be sponsoring the 24th Annual Rural Landowner Workshop. The program will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM. There will be three concurrent sessions with four classes per session to choose from.
The Rural Landowner Workshop is a regional program involving several agencies that provide educational information and outreach to landowners. Presenters are brought in from both private and public sectors to provide participants with up-to-date information.
Program Supports Projects that Increase Agricultural Production and Environmental Enhancement
Eligibility Criteria Online Now, Applications Available January 19, 2015
On Wednesday October 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm, the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism is hosting an education session on High Tunnel Greenhouses provided by Judson Reid,
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the deadline to enroll for the dairy Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016 has been extended until Nov. 20, 2015. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.
WASHINGTON, July 14, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Aug. 2 through 8, 2015, as "National Farmers Market Week." The declaration was made official by proclamation signed by Secretary Vilsack. This year marks the 16th annual National Farmers Market Week in honor of the important role that farmers markets play in local economies.
This workshop series is designed for individuals wanting to explore chicken production for family use or diversification of farm products. Training will be held at Wild Geese Farm in Rushford.
Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Please return the registration with payment by May 8, 2015.