Glenfield artist Loretta Lepkowski’s Family Farms Art Exhibit was highlighted at the “Harvesting Opportunities in New York” conference in Albany on November 15th. We sponsored Loretta, who created over 30 paintings of farm families in Jefferson and Lewis counties. The paintings were made to raise awareness and appreciation of the importance and variety of family farms […]
“Our dream is to have our farm preserved in its current state, so we can pass it down to our son, Donald, his wife, and their three children,” explained Jefferson and St. Lawrence County landowners, Hampson and Betty Platt “and now through this ACUB program we’re going to be able to do just that.” The […]
A conference to inspire and educate New Yorkers to support agriculture, strengthen local farm and food economies, and get involved in protecting farmland will be held on Thursday, November 15th at the Hotel Albany in Albany, NY. The business of growing and selling food is a major contributor to New York’s economy. Farms annually sell […]
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Why I Care
“Being raised on a small dairy farm in the Tug Hill region with a remarkably beautiful view of the Adirondacks heightened my own appreciation of this landscape and the work involved in raising children, animals, and produce. I see and feel the current changes, economic pressures families face, and the uncertainty of where it is all going. Yet beneath it lies a trend to buy locally and adopt a healthier lifestyle. That's what I love most about our agriculturally based Tug Hill region.”
-Loretta Lepkowski, Artist