01/10/2019 - Planning for Family Farm Day (FFD) is underway for year seven in Schoharie County, four in Otsego, and two for Delaware. By all accounts, 2018 went very well, the ideal weather being a key factor along with a diversity of farms, extensive publicity, and the addition of Delaware County farms and county tourism. Participating farms continue to benefit from widespread publicity and excellent farm product sales, while visitors build awareness about agriculture, local farming, real food, and a multitude of farm products. And best of all, they get to meet with you!
The FFD Planning Committee takes nothing for granted in building and maintaining a signature event made possible only with your participation and the generosity of our sponsors. Please save these dates to attend the annual FFD Winter Meeting(s) in respective counties:
Schoharie - Wednesday, March 20, 1-3 p.m., CCE Extension Center, 173 S. Grand St., Cobleskill. Contact: David Cox, 518-234-4303, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Delaware - Thursday, March 21, 1-3 p.m., CCE Extension Center, 34570 SR 10, Hamden. Contact: Mariane Kiraly, 607-865-6531, email@example.com for more information.
Otsego - Friday, March 22, 1-3 p.m., CCE Educa tion Center, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. Contact: Lyn Weir, 607-547-8886 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
These meetings are multi-faceted to address your issues and concerns, our survey data, lessons learned, subsequent improvements, guidelines, timelines, and a preview of the 2019 Farm Guide - everything's on the table! Look for more information in the March-April Connections issue.
Family Farm Day is a collaborative event produced by Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties, Cornell Cooper-ative Extension Delaware County, Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce, Otsego County Chamber of Commerce, Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Schoharie County Tourism, Otsego County Tourism, Delaware County Tourism, Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware County Farm Bureaus, and Schoharie, Otsego, and Delaware County farms.