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September 15, 2013

Farm briefs: Sept. 15, 2013

Parker’s holding day for maple producers

WEST CHAZY — Parker Family Maple Farm will host its first annual Fall Open House for maple producers on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parker Family Maple Farm is a family-owned and operated business that has grown to include more than 700 acres of land, a 40,000-tap maple operation, a gift shop and the fifth generation of Parkers.

The event will feature demonstrations, seminars and more including boiling demonstrations on a wood-pellet evaporator; maple candy and cream making demonstrations with Jen Parker; precision tapper demonstrations; a woods walk with Michael Parker; a reverse-osmosis maintenance seminar with Nick Atherton, CDL USA; a dropline and tubing rotation seminar with Dr. Michael Farrell, Cornell University’s Uihlein Forest director; 10 percent off equipment sales and a pig-roast-style lunch.

Maple producers interested in attending must make a reservation by Sept. 21. For more information on the event or to make a reservation, call 493-6761 or email parkerfamilymaplefarm@yahoo.com.

New York Farm Bureau offers scholarships

ALBANY — New York Farm Bureau is encouraging high-school seniors who have been involved with agriculture and plan on continuing studies in this field to apply for the New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship sponsored by the New York Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee.

Scholarship awards are $1,500 for first place, $1,200 for second and $1,000 for third place. The first-place winner will be invited to present their essay at a NYFB spring event.

Students applying must have a family Farm Bureau membership or a student Farm Bureau membership (a membership application may be included with scholarship enclosures). Students are required to submit a brief essay answering the question, “If you had the power to change something in your community or on your farm, what would you change and why?”

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