Tragically, Jones’ barn burned to ashes in a fire in early January, 2019. He lost all 200 of his dairy cows in addition to equipment and supplies. One day after this tragic accident, we received the news that a New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets grant that was applied for in the fall of 2018 to assist in purchasing a conservation easement on Jones’ 740-acre farm was approved.
With that news, Terry decided he will not be throwing in the towel. He will be re-building the barn, buying new cows, and will be able to plan for future generations.