GUILFORD – Our new farming committee was established this year in order to work on the history of farming in Guilford. We have talked about this for a number of years and now is the time to begin the research. The beginning project will be to take photos of our existing farms. Coupled with this is the collection of old photos of farmland, farmhouses, barns, silos etc. Tina Pabst stimulated our interest at a meeting with the idea of creating a GHS farm calendar that will be sold. This is a good first step.
We are at the beginning stages of our project with members beginning to take photos. Already, some of our GHS members have emailed us or brought over photos that we scanned of farms. We thank you and know that it is greatly appreciated. But, we need more. So, we are asking you to search through your attic or under the bed or ask others for any farm photos. Guilford was once the dairy capital of Central New York State. As time passed and our country grew, changes occurred in farming such as the loss of small farms to large-scale farms. Now, we are seeing imported milk substitutes.