Farm Credit East’s Customer Appreciation Meetings provided an opportunity for CEO Lipinski to reflect on his tenure, a chance for members to hear from their Board of Directors and introduced attendees to incoming CEO Mike Reynolds. Read some of the highlights from this year’s meeting.
Sap from a maple tree is about 98% water and 2% sugar – so what happens to all the water after making maple syrup? Sprague’s Maple Farms of Portville, NY, partnered with a conservationally-minded entrepreneur to turn this byproduct into a value-added product.
Solar power is already a very clean, renewable energy source that serves an important role in reducing our carbon footprint. Yet, one forward-thinking farmer has found a way to make solar initiatives even more sustainable. This second post in our series highlighting innovation in Northeast agriculture explores the grazing of sheep on the grassy fields that lie below solar arrays.
Northeast farmers, fishermen and foresters are great examples of innovators. To highlight their efforts, this is the first post in our series on innovative practices Northeast producers are undertaking to create value for their surrounding community and beyond. Our first story comes from Great Bay, NH, where Jay Baker has embraced a mission to not only grow the highest quality of oysters but improve the quality of the waters he farms.