Issues: Organic Farming

Senator Martins Visits Kaos Farms in Old Westbury

On a hot and sunny summer afternoon, Senator Jack M. Martins visited Kaos Farms, located at 10 Old Westbury Road in Old Westbury, an authentic farm that harvests organic crops.

Senator Martins met with farmers Howard “Skip” Wade and Walter Hegarty as well as Lynette Frey and Mary Callan of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Senator Martins also met with Lisa Ott, president of the North Shore Land Alliance.

Kaos Farms grows all-natural crops of produce and vegetables in a spacious farm off Old Westbury Road. Kaos Farms is in its second year of operation and now offers a limited number of CSA shares to local community members.

July 26, 2011
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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ASC'S NEW CENTER FOR ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

ALFRED, NY, July 2011—The excitement was palpable as faculty, staff, administrators, friends, and special guests gathered recently on a perfect summer day to break ground for Alfred State College’s Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA). 

The project, which was made possible, in part, thanks to a $4.9 million state grant obtained by NYS Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, will house not only ASC’s conventional dairy herd, but also an organic dairy herd so students can learn both conventional and organic protocols. 

July 12, 2011
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SENATOR MONTGOMERY HONORS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT DOROTHY BURNHAM, A BROOKLYN “RENAISSANCE WOMAN”

The lifetime achievements of Brooklyn native Dorothy Burnham were recognized and lauded by NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) during the reading of a Senate resolution, which was unanimously passed by the full Senate during the final days of the 2011 Legislative Session. The resolution paid tribute to Dorothy Burnham’s many notable contributions to our public education system, the advancement of civil rights, and to the promotion of racial and economic equality. Ms. Burnham was also honored for her designation as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Friends of the People's World. “Dorothy Burnham is a Renaissance Woman,” said Senator Montgomery.

July 11, 2011
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Senator Ball Visits Cabbage Hill Farm

MOUNT KISCO – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) visited Mount Kisco’s Cabbage Hill Farm to tour its hydroponics greenhouse.

Since first being elected to Albany as an Assemblyman in 2006, Senator Ball has fought for legislation to support small and mid-sized farms in New York, which give consumers the option to buy local. He has also been the prime sponsor of legislation to establish agricultural development zones.

From left to right: Patterson Town Councilman Joseph Capasso, Senator Greg Ball

May 24, 2011
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Senator Valesky and IDC Unveil Package To Strengthen NY Farms

 

With his colleagues in the Independent Democratic Conference, State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today unveiled a legislative package designed to preserve, promote and grow farming in New York State. 

May 18, 2011
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April 28, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia Ritchie, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Room 124 CAP

April 5, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia Ritchie, Chair Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Off The Floor-Room 123 CAP

March 30, 12:30 PM - 12:35 PM
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Senate Passes Klein Bill to Strengthen Green Markets/ Increase Access to New York Grown Products

The State Senate Tuesday unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), that would expand local and regional green markets, like those in the greater Bronx area, and increase access to New York State grown fruits and vegetables.

March 22, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia Ritchie, Chair 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Room 816 LOB

March 23, 11:00 AM - 11:06 AM
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Patricia A. Ritchie, Chair 12:30 PM, Monday, February 14, 2011 Room 123 CAP

February 14, 12:30 PM - 12:54 PM
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Budget Secures Support For Agriculture Industry

Agriculture Recognized for Role in State’s Long-Term Economic Stability

June 25, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Darrel J. Aubertine, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 Room 904 LOB

June 8, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Darrel J. Aubertine, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Room 904 LOB

May 25, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Darrel J. Aubertine, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 904 LOB

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May 11, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Committee Meeting: Agriculture Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture Senator Darrel J. Aubertine, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Hearing Room B

April 20, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Serrano Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides Passes Senate

September 11, 2009

Senate Passes Bill to Develop Agricultural Regional Guides

September 11, 2009
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