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Farmers of the Sugar River Complete Successful First Year


December 27, 2018

Photo courtesy of Tonya Gratz

The first annual meeting for the Farmers of the Sugar River was held at the Albany Lions Club on February 20, 2018. Speaking were Lee Kinnard and John Koepke. This year's annual meeting will be on March 5, 2019, at the Albany Lions Club.

The Farmers of the Sugar River are finalizing paperwork to wrap up a successful first year. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) awarded a Producer Led Watershed Protection Grant to this group of farmers. They have been busy teaching other farmers and the public about no till, cover crops and other ways to minimize soil erosion. The structure of the group is that a board of seven farmers plan events for farmers to learn from. There are no memberships or dues. Farmers are welcome to join one or all events and participate in conservation practice incentive...

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