Jones Fire
Michael Parker

A Farm Rises from Ashes

after the fireTerry Jones worked on his farm in Trenton for 50 years. It was passed down from his grandfather and is his home, his livelihood, his passion.

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.