Events and tours were back in full swing in 2022. The Communications Department and Economic Viability Program attended and participated in various events across the NYC Watershed. The Meredith Dairy Fest was back for the first time since 2019, and had a great turnout. The team also participated in the Delaware County Fair, Family Farm Day, Andes Community Day, Bovina Farm Day, Taste of the Catskills, Delaware County Clean Sweep and more. In addition to these events, the Forestry Program attended Boonville Woodsmans Days and the Deposit Lumberjack Festival.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Dairy Tour was held on three local farms this year, including two Ag Program participants Mushkoday Farm and Sher-Brook Farm. We hosted new leaders from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection on farm and forest tours to showcase how our programs work. Our Ag Program Tour was held on Albano Farms and highlighted several Best Management Practices as well as their new calf housing facility. The East of Hudson Program tour visited five participating farms that included some of the top equestrian facilities on the East Coast. The WAC also hosted Bard College students at Byebrook Farm, as we continue our partnership with their Environmental Policy Master’s Program.
We look forward to attending and sponsoring more events and tours in 2023! Read more from the 2022 Annual Report here.