Focus on farming: Farm Bureau meeting, film screening


With the near-end of the growing season, two agriculture-related events are on the September calendar.
Thursday, September 14, the Schoharie County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting at the Olde Tater Barn.
Doors open at 6:30pm with dinner at 7pm.
The annual business meeting and voting on resolutions will follow.
The guest speaker for the event will be Jessica Ziehm, executive director of the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition.
NYAAC is a farmer-led organization coalition that supports the dairy industry.
Reservations are due to Linda Cross, (518) 868-9303 or by Thursday.
Then, on Tuesday, September 19, the Farm Bureau will bring a screening of the film, “Forgotten Farms,” to the Cobleskill-Richmondville High School auditorium.
The event will begin with an ice cream social at 6pm, followed by the film at 7pm, a panel discussion with the film’s creators and local ag experts, including State Ag Commissioner Richard Ball, will follow.
Sponsors include: Farm Bureau, C-R FFA, Schoharie Fresh, SUNY Cobleskill Ag Council, Farm Credit East, and Dairy Farmers of America.