GardenShare is a locally led, nonprofit organization with a mission to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County through policy advocacy work and by strengthening the food system to benefit all County residents.
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Healthy Food – Healthy Farms – Everybody Eats
Monday, April 11, 2016
Ag Studies Academy Launched at Extension Learning Farm
State Senator Patty Ritchie announced that the new state budget includes
$200,000 in “seed money” to help launch the brand new North Country Agricultural
Studies Academy, to help introduce and train a new generation of young farmers.
“Agriculture is the most important industry in the North Country and
throughout New York State, and today’s farmers—and those of the future—need
innovative business and technology skills, in addition to good old fashioned
farming know-how, to ensure their success,” said Senator Ritchie.
Senator Ritchie toured facilities that will be home to the Ag Academy,
including buildings once used by SUNY Canton’s agriculture programs, with
representatives from Cooperative Extension and BOCES, as well as farmers and
future farmer-members of FFA.