GREENE – If current legislative trends affecting farmers continue, the Chenango County Farm Bureau has its plate full.
The Farm Bureau brought a number of political issues into the spotlight during its 60th annual meeting at the Silo Restaurant in Coventry on Wednesday. The meeting was a chance for local leaders in the ag industry to recognize achievements of the Farm Bureau over the last year, and discuss the challenges that many farmer face ahead.
It was also a chance for members to tout the organization as a valuable resource for farmers, legislators, representatives and educators who hope to promote the well-being of agriculture.
According to CCFB President Bradd Vickers, the Farm Bureau plays a pivotal role in the continuing viability of Chenango County’s number one industry.
“We’re a grassroots organization. Policies start here and go to the top,” Vickers said. “The Farm Bureau office continues to be a local focal point for meetings with legislators, reps from the Attorney General’s Office, as well as serving as an education center for students and adults that have an interest in CCFB programs.”