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Photo: Times-Shamrock Photo/Keri Blakinger, License: N/A, Created: 0000:00:00 00:00:00 “We started with one tree and a turkey fryer in the back yard,” said Eric Beasley of SweeTrees Maple. Beasley’s parents, Ruth and Dan Beasley, have owned the maple syrup operation in Berkshire for about a decade. They say that they knew nothing about making maple syrup when they decided to put three taps in a maple tree in the yard back home in Onondaga County. After doing it once, they decided to try it on a larger scale and thus converted part of the hunting land they owned in Berkshire to be used for the production of maple syrup. (read more)
Photo: Submitted Photo, License: N/A, Created: 2013:08:10 18:17:37 More than 350 farmers from across Pennsylvania met with members of the state General Assembly to discuss priority issues affecting farm families, including the pressing need for pension reform to address an enormous unfunded liability, during Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s State Legislative Conference. (read more)
Photo: Times-Shamrock Photo/Wendy Post, License: N/A, Created: 2014:03:27 01:57:27 NICHOLS, N.Y. – On Thursday, March 27, a press conference at Tioga Downs in Nichols, N.Y. introduced a new “Farm to Table” program that is a collaborative effort intended to bring local farmers and producers together to offer local products and services. This effort, according to John Brusie, whose mother, Nancy Fuller, is featured on Food Network’s Farmhouse Rules, and who serves as vice president of operations for Ginsburg Foods, not only reduces the carbon footprint by lessening the miles between the farm and market, but gets small producers into the larger food chain. (read more)
Photo: Submitted Photo, License: N/A Veal sizzled in the culinary classroom of Monroe Career and Technology Institute (MCTI) in Bartonsville, Pa., on Monday, Feb. 24. Through a Veal in the Classroom grant, students learned how to cook with veal, how veal is raised and about today’s veal farmers. (read more)
Photo: Submitted Photo, License: N/A, Created: 2014:03:11 10:12:07 “Making an Impact: Building a Future” was the theme at the 27th State Legislative Leadership Conference in Harrisburg. (read more)

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