Hobby Farming in Northern New York [S-14-26]

Presenter: Terry Niles
Location: SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Thu 1:30 PM 05/08
Status: CLOSED

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In the past few years there has been a growing interest in learning more about using the land more productively, and in particular, in pursuing farming as a hobby. In this presentation we will look at the pros and cons of developing a small hobby farm. We will explore the challenges and rewards of becoming a “hobby farmer,” whether that means planting vegetables on a half-acre of land, or developing several acres for multiple agricultural uses.

Terry Niles is the owner of Niles Asset Management, Inc. He also owns a hobby farm in Franklin County. In 1976 he graduated from SLU where he majored in history and government. He is a former member of the board of directors of the St Lawrence County Historical Association and also of the Civil War Roundtable. In the fall of 2012, Terry was awarded the “Leon LeBeau Outstanding SOAR Educator Award in honor of the many great SOAR presentations he has given.



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