O'Mara. community help celebrate longest continuously owned family farm in New York State

Thomas F. O'Mara

June 17, 2013


On Saturday in the town of Howard, Steuben County, Senator O'Mara joined members of the community to help celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Howard Flats Farm -- the longest continuously owned family farm in New York State.

The dairy farm is currently operated by Phil and Juanita Bennett -- the fifth generation of the Bennett family to stay in farming, with the next generation ready to take over.

"This is a part of American history, a tradition that started 200 years ago with the Bennett family and now working on its sixth generation," O'Mara said at Saturday's community celebration.

Read more in Sunday's Evening Tribune--see the article attached below.

Earlier this year, O'Mara joined a number of his Senate colleagues to announce their plan for keeping New York State agriculture strong for the next generation: Grown in New York.  Read more.