LI Farm Bureau 96th Awards Gala
Honoring Mark Zaweski and Dan Gilrein
Long Island Farm Bureau is proud to announce two deserving individuals who will be honored for their dedication
to agriculture. Mark Zaweski, of MKZ Farms in Jamesport has been named Amherst Davis Memorial Farmer Citizen, and Dan Gilrein, of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, has been named LI Farm Bureau Citizen Award.
Please join us on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Polish Hall from 6:30pm to
For reservations, $60 per person, please call 631.727.3777 or visit HERE to make reservations online.
Public Notice: Suffolk County Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program In Peconic Bay And Gardiners Bay
Notice is hereby given that the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning will be conducting the mandatory five year review on Shellfish Cultivation Zone pursuant to New York State Evironmental Conservation Law 13-0302 (2004 Leasing Law) and Local law 25-2009, A Local Law Establishing the Suffolk County Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program in Peconic Bay and Gardniners Bay. All comments regarding the Shellfish Cultivation Zone must be prepared in writing and mailed to the contact person below by close of business on April 7, 2014.
Contact: Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning
Division of Planning and Environment
H. Lee Dennison Bldg. - 4th Floor
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099
ATTN: Susan Filipowich
Public Notice for the upcoming 2014 Agricultural Districts Open Enrollment Period
Pursuant to Section 303-b of NYS Agriculture and Markets Law, landowners may request inclusion of predominantly viable agricultural lands in certified agricultural districts during the period of March 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014.
Said Public Notice for the 2014 Open Enrollment Period along with the Application Form are posted on the Suffolk County Division of Planning & Environment’s website at the following address:
Completed applications for farms seeking enrollment during the 2014 Open Enrollment Period must be submitted during the period of March 1, 2014 through March 31, 2014 to the attention of:
Andrew Amakawa, Research Technician
Suffolk County Division of Planning & Environment
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788-0099
Should any questions about this agricultural districts enrollment opportunity arise, please contact me at (631) 853-4863.
Farm Bill Passed with support from local Congressmen King and Bishop and Senator Schumer
The Long Island Farm Bureau praises Congressman Timothy Bishop, Congressman Peter King and Senator Charles Schumer for their support of the Farm Bill. This balanced, bipartisan piece of legislation that the House passed last week will assist farmers with best management practices and help improve technology in modern agriculture.
The bill was held up in partisan disputes for the last 2 years over food stamp spending. Although there were ultimate cuts made to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Long Island Farm Bureau supports this program which offers nutritional assistance to many Long Island families.
We appreciate the efforts of New York's Congressional delegation and President Obama, who signed the bill this week, as well as those who fought hard in Washington for New York's diverse agricultural community. The Farm Bill will benefit Long Island agriculture as well as agriculture across New York State and around the country.