Michael F. Nozzolio's posts related to Agriculture

Senator Nozzolio Discusses His Support for New York Agriculture with Farm Bureau President and Cornell College of Agriculture Dean

Albany- Senator Nozzolio recently met with New York Farm Bureau President Dean Norton and Cornell College of Agriculture Dean Kathryn Boor to discuss the importance of agriculture and agricultural research programs to the future of our State’s economy.

Senator Nozzolio Welcomes Port Byron High School Students to the State Capitol

Albany- Senator Nozzolio recently welcomed the students of Port Byron High School’s Street Law and Leadership class and their instructor, Dr. Linda Townsend to the State Capitol. The students visited Albany to participate firsthand in State government and advocate for legislation Senator Nozzolio is sponsoring that would make sweet corn the official New York State Vegetable.

SENATOR NOZZOLIO NAMED TO NEW YORK FARM BUREAU’S “CIRCLE OF FRIENDS” FOR 2011

In recognition of his continued efforts to help New York State farmers grow and create jobs, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has once again been honored by the New York Farm Bureau with its “Circle of Friends” award.  The “Circle of Friends” award acknowledges Senator Nozzolio’s active support of New York agriculture and the New York Farm Bureau.

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Senator Nozzolio Welcomes Local Future Farmers of America to Albany

ALBANY- Continuing his efforts to promote and preserve New York State farms for generations to come, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today met with members of Future Farmers of America from Moravia High School.  Senator Nozzolio discussed the importance of agriculture - New York State's top jobs-producing industry - to our State's economy. Senator Nozzolio also welcomed these outstanding young people to the floor of the historic New York State Senate Chamber.

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Senator Nozzolio Welcomes Seneca County 4-H Club Member to the State Capitol

Albany- State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with Seneca County 4-H Club member Lexi Thompson of Fayette and 4-H Club Community Educator Katie Nelson as part of the 2011 4-H Capital Days, where 4-H members visit Albany to discuss the importance of agriculture, our State’s top job-producing industry. Senator Nozzolio also welcomed Lexi an

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Senator Nozzolio Discusses Viticulture Center and Other Agricultural Initiatives with State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine

ALBANY- Senator Nozzolio met recently with State Department of Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine to discuss initiatives to promote our State’s farms and winemakers, including the new Viticulture Center project at the New York State Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva. Senator Nozzolio worked with Governor Cuomo to secure funding in the State Budget to help Finger Lakes Community College expand its groundbreaking Viticulture and Wine Technology program at the Ag-Tech Park.

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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS FOR FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR AGRICULTURAL REGION IMPACTED BY SUDDEN WEATHER CHANGES

Recent unseasonable weather variations have severely damaged crops in the Wayne-Finger Lakes Region. In response to these unexpected temperature extremes, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is calling on Governor Cuomo to seek federal disaster assistance for farmers in Wayne County and other areas impacted by this unusual weather.

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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES USDA DISASTER DECLARATIONS FOR FARM AREAS IMPACTED BY SUDDEN WEATHER CHANGES

The United States Department of Agriculture has officially issued Disaster Declarations for the Wayne-Finger Lakes Region and other Upstate agricultural regions impacted by recent unseasonable temperature extremes, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced.

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SENATOR NOZZOLIO NAMED TO NEW YORK FARM BUREAU’S “CIRCLE OF FRIENDS” FOR 2012

In recognition of his continued efforts to help New York State farmers grow and create jobs, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has once again been honored by the New York Farm Bureau with its “Circle of Friends” award. The “Circle of Friends” award acknowledges Senator Nozzolio’s active support of New York agriculture and the New York Farm Bureau.

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"So God Made a Farmer"

In the Finger Lakes region, agriculture is the backbone of our economy and local communities. Virtually every business, family and individual in our region directly or indirectly depends on agriculture, the single largest job producing enterprise in New York State.

As a strong advocate for New York’s hardworking farm families, I was pleased to see the commitment and dedication of our Nation's farmers recognized during this year’s Superbowl  with the reading of Paul Harvey's “So God Made a Farmer”.  This inspiring tribute is a reminder of the fortitude and determination of our Country's farmers.

 

"So God Made a Farmer"