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Essex Farm Institute hires executive director

The Essex Farm Institute, an agricultural education and research institution that aims to redefine sustainable farming, has hired their first full time executive director, Michele Drozd.

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Champlain Valley Milling finds new home in Willsboro Commerce Park

Champlain Valley Milling will move to Willsboro this summer, announced the company earlier this week, a decision that ultimately came down to affordability and zoning.

Community Garden plots ready to reserve

Since 2011, the Warrensburgh Community Garden has been growing.

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Gardening event melds mundane with the mysterious

As the North Country struggles to slough off the rough edges of winter, volunteers across the region are giving local green thumbs a heady dose of intellectual fertilizer.

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(WITH AUDIO) Sandy Lewis talks William Morgan, other topics on radio

Essex farmer appears on Fred Dicker show

Essex County reached Capital-area airwaves this morning when Essex-based cattle farmer Sandy Lewis appeared on Fred Dicker’s Talk 1300 radio show to discuss a variety of local issues.

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Warren County leaders endorse marijuana-growing plans

A proposal to establish a facility to grow and process medical marijuana took a step forward as Warren County supervisors embraced the plan with enthusiasm and praise.

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“Food from the Farm” event energizes public, producers

A event designed to connect food producers to customers drew hundreds seeking to learn more about buying food produced in their neighborhoods.

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Gov. Cuomo, lawmakers visit Lake Placid for Winter Challenge

Hundreds of elected officials and winter sports enthusiasts descended in Lake Placid Sunday to promote tourism in the region.

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Adirondack Harvest to hold annual meeting Jan.29

A group that is devoted to promoting sustainable agriculture and healthy food for all is inviting the public to their annual meeting.

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Cornell to hold Small Livestock Farmer workshop

The Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a regional training workshop Saturday, Feb. 7, to help small livestock farmers reduce and manage the parasites that affect pastured sheep and goats from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Lieutenant Gov. reveals $500m statewide broadband initiative in Lake Placid

On Friday, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced the creation of a $500 million initiative that aims to deliver high speed broadband access to every state resident by 2019.

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Lakes to Locks Passage prep mobile apps, audio tours for 2015

Lakes to Locks Passage plans mobile app, audio tours will bring history to life.

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Essex County agricultural community reflects on past year, offers 2015 wish list

A regional food hub, increased legislative measures to grow the farm-to-table biz and public outreach are just some of next year's goals for the Champlain Valley's agricultural community.

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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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