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May. 14, 2013
Keep your fruits, veggies, ornamentals and orchards safe from hungry bugs, invasive weeds and biological impacts through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Join us on May 21 at Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights, for this full spectrum workshop, "... Read more
May. 14, 2013
Board member Richard Giles was just one of two dozen farmers who tell us "Why Farm the Catskills?" Over 50 properties currently listed on Catskills FarmLink await eager farmers.
May. 14, 2013
Dairy sheep producers supplementing value-added sheep milk products to their business operations are invited to this free farm tour in Marathon, NY. Share stories with fellow farmers on the ride to-and-from the facility. Sheep producers (apprentice to... Read more
May. 14, 2013
Nearly a year later, the final NYSERDA-sponsored Hudson River Foodway Corridor Project report is ready. Three consultant background papers commissioned by Lower Hudson Long Island Resource Conservation District (LHLIRCD) explore the feasibility of... Read more
Apr. 15, 2013
The Catskills Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) announced its 2013 field day and farmer training schedule today at www.CatskillsCRAFT.org. CRAFT offers farmer-to-farmer learning and access to the social network and culture of... Read more
Apr. 9, 2013
The April 20th deadline is fast approaching! New and renewing members of the buy local campaign for regional restaurant, food, farm and retail businesses can register easily online...TODAY!New this year: regional wood products businesses are invited to... Read more
Apr. 9, 2013
A CSA line-up: Berry Brook Farm at Stony Creek FarmLocal farmers are putting the "C" back in Community by offering more than a box of produce each week. In the April 2013 Catskill Mountain Region Guide, 15 Pure Catskill members offering CSA, or Community... Read more
Apr. 9, 2013
    Video courtesy: GoldStarPhotos.comLove shovels and dirty fingernails? Gain a sense of accomplishment by joining the the Croton Watershed chapter of Trees for Tribs. They regularly spearhead volunteer days planting trees, shrubs and bushes as... Read more
Apr. 9, 2013
Over the last three months, we've added a few staff members ready to help you with conservation easements, whole farm plans and other water quality business at your farm or woodland property. Be on the lookout for:  Rob Birdsall, Small Farms... Read more
Apr. 9, 2013
Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year. With your donation to the Council's Conservation Easement Stewardship Endowment Fund, you can help us protect over 23,000 acres of watershed farmland -- Donate Now!
Mar. 14, 2013
IMAGES: For more images, please contact Tara Collins. PHOTO CREDIT: www.nycwatershed.org Twelve loggers built six, 20-ft. skidder-bridge panels duringa one-day Trained Logger Certification Continuing Education Classat Axtell-Bradtke Lumber in Masonville... Read more
Mar. 7, 2013
The Watershed Agricultural Council and Pure Catskills Buy Fresh, Buy Local™ campaign today released the agenda for the March 24, 2013 Farm to Market Connection conference, being held at the CVI Building, One Cablevision Center, Liberty, New York. The... Read more
Jan. 8, 2013
 DELAWARE & WESTCHESTER COUNTIES, NY --The Watershed Agricultural Council fortified its ranks in early 2013. Three staff were internally promoted within the Agricultural and Easement Programs. A Farmhearts Fellow was also appointed within the Farm to... Read more
Jan. 4, 2013
Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County (CCE) and the Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) for the 10th annual Catskill Regional Agriculture Conference! The conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, January 18 at Farrell... Read more
Jan. 4, 2013
  United Way Executive Director Terry Capuano and Council Executive Director Craig CashmanOne of 16 recipients, the Watershed Agricultural Council received a $6,000 check from United Way of Delaware-Otsego Counties at the Delaware County Board of... Read more
Jan. 4, 2013
Now two decades in, it's time to look back on what we've done, with your help, through our watershed protection programs. Over the next year, look for this logo. We'll share with you stories, photos and video highlighting our past, present and future.... Read more
Jan. 4, 2013
The ball has dropped. It's time to make good on those New Year's resolutions by taking the Buy Local Challenge. We've got a short resolutions list (5 to be exact) to get you started.What's the #1 Thing To Do in 2013? Choose 5 items to purchase locally... Read more
Jan. 4, 2013
  Give to the Council's Conservation Easement Stewardship Endowment Fund year-round and help us protect over 23,000 acres of watershed farmland for the long term.Give consistently with automatic, monthly online donations. Of InterestArticle:... Read more
Dec. 28, 2012
Sonia Janiszewski of the Watershed Agricultural Council has been selected to participate in Farmland Advisors, a new training program on farm transfer and farmland access options designed for professionals working with farmers and landowners. Janiszewski... Read more

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