March 7, 2014

Letters to the Editor: March 7, 2014

Strides for James

TO THE EDITOR: Carrying on the vision of William Miner is what the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute has been doing for more than 60 years.

Most of that vision has to do with agricultural and environmental education and research and demonstrating best-management farm practices incorporating science and technology to improve agriculture.

This year, Miner Institute is pleased to carry on another part of William Miner’s legacy: giving back to the community.

Miner Institute will host the second-annual running of Strides for James on Saturday, May 10. The event raises money for the James Dean Wilson Scholarship Fund at Clinton Community College.

James Wilson grew up in Chazy and was a passionate runner, an avid outdoorsman and a generous person. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in 2012; he was 26.

Strides for James is a 5K/10K fun run. In 2013, the first Strides for James race attracted more than 250 people and raised over $5,000 for the scholarship fund.

We hope to raise $10,000 in 2014. The Scholarship Committee will also present an award to the first scholarship recipient at the start of the event.

This event will be fun for the entire family, with a 1-mile children’s fun run and walk (for those who don’t run), as well as an opportunity to visit the Heart’s Delight Farm Heritage Exhibit, watch a brief equine demonstration and walk through Miner Institute’s horse and dairy barns. There will be a little something for everyone, whether you plan to run or not.

For more information or to register for the race, visit or email


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