agriculture

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Carey Institute for Global Good is hosting its third annual Small Grains Workshop for farmers, brewers, distillers, maltsters, bakers, and any others interested in the future of New York State small-grains production in the greater Capital Region, Schoharie, and Upper Hudson and Mohawk valleys. 

Gary and Pam Kleppel, Knox

The Old Men of the Mountain recently met at the Country Café on Main Street in Schoharie

The judging process at the fair can seem opaque, but it actually encourages entrants to do a job well.

The old machine has been tucked over in the back corner of a barn on the Altamont fairgrounds for years now, according to volunteer Andy Tinning.

The old machine has been tucked over in the back corner of a barn on the Altamont fairgrounds for years now, according to volunteer Andy Tinning.

A zoning review committee that  submitted its report last month put the town's new comprehensive plan to use in a major way for the first time.

Learning as they go and using the latest cold-climate grape varieties, Ernest Cupernall and Victoria Vattimo are planning to produce wine from a vineyard on their Knox property.

The clean fleece at the Applewood Acre sheep farm in Wright is pristine this time of year as new lambs are born.

Visitors to the Hilltowns for the past two weekends have sopped up the season as the muddy month of March is also when the sap runs and syrup producers start their boilers.

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