Be sure to check the BULLETIN BOARD for other agricultural business related announcements.
FIND A FARMSTAND OR FARMERS MARKET
The Grown on Long Island season is upon us! Be sure to stop at your local farm stands, farmers markets and purchase local products in supermarkets this spring, summer and fall! To Find a farmstand or farmers market that sells "Grown on Long Island' products, click here.
FARMERS CONCERNED OVER MINIMUM WAGE HIKE
New York Farm Bureau has serious concerns about Governor Cuomo’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15. Farmers in New York are already at a competitive disadvantage compared to those with lower labor costs in other states. Read NYFB's official statement.
LONG ISLAND & NEW YORK FARM BUREAU OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO STUDENTS STUDYING AGRICULTURE
Long Island and New York Farm Bureau are encouraging high school seniors who have been involved with agriculture and plan on continuing studies in this field to apply for the 2016 New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship sponsored by the New York Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee. Scholarship awards are $1,500 for first place $1,200 for second and $1,000 for third place.
Students applying must have a family Farm Bureau membership or a Student Farm Bureau membership (a membership application may be included with scholarship enclosures). Students are required to complete an application and submit a brief essay answering the question, "If you had the power to change something in your community or on your farm, what would you change and why?"
The application submission deadline is November 16, 2015.
To nominate someone for the scholarship or to request an application, call 1-800-342-4143 or visit SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES and SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. Applications can be submitted via mail or email to email@example.com by 5pm on November 16, 2015.