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Saranac Lake farm seeks agricultural district designation

The HiBar Ranch in Saranac Lake has applied for inclusion in the county’s agricultural district, a measure that will provide protection as they continue to grow their organic farming operation.

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W’Burg Grange kitchen gives start-up businesses wings

The Whallonsburg Grange’s kitchen, say local entrepreneurs, provides a welcome incubator for their fledging operations.

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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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Employee workshops scheduled to aid farmers

Cornell Cooperative Extension/CCE will offer training to help farmers who will be hiring their first employees in 2015.

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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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Westport Central dips toes in local food movement

Produce from a local farm is being used as a trial balloon for a possible farm-to-school program at Westport Central.

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Central Lake Champlain destination master planning process comes to life

Four towns in the Central Champlain Valley have started working together to create a roadmap for sustainable tourism.

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NY21: Walking between the rows with Aaron Woolf

Aaron Woolf says strengthening regional food systems and growing infrastructure are the best ways to boost the district's agricultural industry.

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Local alpaca farm to compete in statewide event

Jay Mountain Alpacas will be among competitors from across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions at the 2014 nationally-certified Empire Alpaca Extravaganza at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on Oct. 25-26.

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Neglected barns pose vexing dilemma for town officials

A cluster of barns at the Baker Farm in Willsboro are stuck at the intersection of fiscal responsibility and historic preservation.

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Essex County Cheese Tour to highlight three small-scale local creameries

While big names like the Chateaugay-based MaCadam have put the North Country on the map when it comes to the dairy biz, three small-scale creameries have sprouted in Essex County within the past half-decade.

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Local food producer? NYS wants you

New York State Commissioner of Agriculture Richard A. Ball encouraged companies that make food, drink, and other agricultural products in New York on Monday, Sept. 15 to consider exhibiting their products at the Taste NY Harvest Fest at the New York State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 1.

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Adirondack Harvest preps weeklong food and farm festival

Countywide farm booster Adirondack Harvest has planned a week of farm tours, outdoor meals and small business engagement

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Taste NY brings North Country flavor to rest of state

New York State's agriculture, beer and wine industries are thriving. A new state initiative aims to deliver these products directly onto kitchen tables.

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