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.

Our Footprint

0% Farm Participation
0 acres of Managed Forest Land
0 Conservation Easement Acres
0 Pure Catskills Members

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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Clean Sweep 2020

Clean Sweep 2020

DELHI, NY, OCTOBER 23, 2020- Gather up old paints, thinners and pesticides. Clean Sweep 2020 is the place to turn in all those questionable items...

2020 Virtual Ag Tour

2020 Virtual Ag Tour

Due to Covid-19, and the restrictions on group gatherings, the Watershed Agricultural Program is proud to present our Annual Ag Tour virtually this year. Please...

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Calf barn progress 🐮 Pathogens from calves are Calf barn progress 🐮 Pathogens from calves are kept out of our drinking water supply by best management practices like this. 
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Talk about color explosion! What’s your favorite Talk about color explosion! What’s your favorite thing in the Fall Forest?🍁🍂 
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Fall in the NYC Watershed. The quickest and pretti Fall in the NYC Watershed. The quickest and prettiest time of year! 🍂🐓
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Picture perfect. Corn harvesting is well underway Picture perfect. Corn harvesting is well underway in the Bloomville Valley today. 🌽 🚜 📷: Cindy McCarthy
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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

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