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Branding produce, collaboration, food processors envisioned to boost farming in Adks.

For the past 80 years, agriculture has been virtually dormant in the southern Adirondacks. Recently, with the interest in building a sustainable economy and consuming fresh local high-quality foods, farming in the area has re-emerged. Making a living in agriculture here, however, has been a formidable challenge — and ideas are now being shared on how to do it.

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Agriculture’s potential in Warren County to be topic of Warrensburg session

Agriculture and its potential renaissance in Warren County is the topic of a public meeting with interactive discussion set for 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Warrensburg Town Hall. Area Economic Development czar Ed Bartholomew is to be participating in the event.

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NY21: Walking between the rows with Aaron Woolf

Aaron Woolf says strengthening regional food systems and growing infrastructure are the best ways to boost the district's agricultural industry.

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Garlic to be celebrated Friday at Warrensburg Farmers’ Market

Garlic, a cultural phenomenon for about 7,000 years, will be celebrated at the Friday Oct. 10 edition of the Warrensburg Farmers’ Market.

Master Gardener training set to open

The Warren County Master Gardener Training Program is now open for 2014.

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Local food producer? NYS wants you

New York State Commissioner of Agriculture Richard A. Ball encouraged companies that make food, drink, and other agricultural products in New York on Monday, Sept. 15 to consider exhibiting their products at the Taste NY Harvest Fest at the New York State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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Taste NY brings North Country flavor to rest of state

New York State's agriculture, beer and wine industries are thriving. A new state initiative aims to deliver these products directly onto kitchen tables.

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Senator Charles Schumer stumps in Saranac Lake for high-tech grant money

Funds would establish degree program at NCCC, fill in-demand jobs at local businesses

“Mechatronics” might be this fall’s local buzzword if North Country Community College locks in federal funds to establish a new degree program.

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Warrensburgh Farmers’ Market is spurring development of small local farms

With farmers' markets now proliferating in the southern Adirondacks, it's appropriate to review the market that lead the way and recognize the venue's founder Teresa Whalen and her tole in promoting fresh local, nutritious food for all.

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Where you can find local produce this summer

With small agriculture and local produce markets flourishing throughout the North Country, Adirondack Harvest has announced the location of region farmer’s markets for the 2014 season.

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Community farm share program expands

In Warren, Essex and Saratoga Counties, locally-grown fatural food direct from the farm is becoming more convenient, accessible, and lower in price.

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Essex cattle farm offers job hopefuls Grade-A status — if they survive the chopping block

Despite the wealth of factors in favor of the Lewis Family Farm, owner Sandy Lewis is frustrated at the one commodity that has slipped through his grasp.

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Local teen runs his own maple sugaring enterprise

Nick Perrone, 18, is one of few young maple entrepreneurs in NYS

Since he was a child, Nick Perrone was fascinated with maple sugar production and raising Christmas trees. Now, only 18, this high school senior is developing a formidable business out of these activities.

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Area leaders to strategize composting of yard and food waste

While other counties in New York State regionalized their recycling and composting over the last two decades, Warren County abandoned the practice, leaving its individual towns to decide how to deal with the procedures. The result has been a widespread lack of lack of simple measures that could be earning towns revenue while providing soil-enrichment products for local citizens. A group of citizen activists now are urging towns so adopt practices that have proven to make money, while providing a valuable service for their residents.

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