Our Mission

To promote the economic viability of agriculture and forestry, the protection of water quality, and the
conservation of working landscapes through strong local leadership and sustainable public-private partnerships.

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The Watershed Agricultural Council works with hundreds of farm and forest landowners in the NYC Watershed. Together, with our program participants, we have an expansive Conservation Footprint in the region. View the map here.

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Our August grant round is now open, learn more about applying here. Farmers and Ranchers in New York Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance through...

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CORN DRY DOWN DAYS Is your corn ready to chop? C CORN DRY DOWN DAYS 

Is your corn ready to chop? Come and let us help you find out. 

Bring in 5-7 corn stalks for dry matter testing. Knowing the dry matter of the crop is the best way to predict optimum harvest timing.

No Registration Required

Friday, August 28, 2020
10:00am - 2:30pm
Franklin Town Barn
Corner of State Route 357 & County Route 21

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
10:00am - 2:30pm
Stamford Farmers Coop
(6 South Street, Stamford)

DairyOne will be on site with their portable NIR to enable quick results.

Farms wanting earlier sampling may bring samples to the Watershed Program Office on 44 West Street in Walton and we can process them there. Contact Paul Cerosaletti with questions at (607) 865-7090 or email pec6@cornell.edu.
The always beautiful Ashokan Reservoir. 📷: Sara The always beautiful Ashokan Reservoir. 📷: Sarah Gonda
Good morning! 🦌🌿 Good morning! 🦌🌿
A day in the life of a Nutrient Management Planner A day in the life of a Nutrient Management Planner. Soil sampling, fresh running streams and some really cute cows 😍💧🐮
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Perfect skies and lush pastures, life in the NYC W Perfect skies and lush pastures, life in the NYC Watershed at its finest 🌤🌾💧
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Are you a farm/agricultural business, forest busin Are you a farm/agricultural business, forest business/logger, food/beverage business, and/or landowner with farm/forest business property inside the NYC West of Hudson Watershed? Our August round of Marketing, Staffing, Event/Mileage Reimbursement and Training micro-grants is now open! 

Non-farming businesses looking to apply must source 51% NYC West of Hudson Watershed farm/forest products to be considered. Municipalities are not eligible. The application deadline for this round is August 31, 2020. 

*NOTE: The Watershed Agricultural Council will only be accepting online applications for this grant round. If you need assistance with please contact Kristan Morley at kmorley@nycwatershed.org.

www.nycwatershed.org/economic-viability/micro-grants-program/
Bovina Farmers' Market today behind the creamery f Bovina Farmers' Market today behind the creamery from 4-7pm! @livestockfoundation
😍 looking good at @berrybrookfarm ・・・ CS 😍 looking good at @berrybrookfarm 
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CSA week 9: carrots, shishito peppers, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, cabbage, cucumbers, and eggplant. Full on summer time!
Look at these Scottish cuties! 😍 . . . #nycwat Look at these Scottish cuties! 😍 
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