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September 18, 2018

Muck Farm Memories Set At Volney Town Hall


VOLNEY – On April 27 at 2 p.m., the Volney Town Hall will present a program about Oswego County muck farming.

A 1940s photograph of Russ Musumeci taken on his farm, located on County Route 6 outside Fulton. A program about muck farming in Oswego County is being held at the Volney Town Hall on April 27.

A 1940s photograph of Russ Musumeci taken on his farm, located on County Route 6 outside Fulton. A program about muck farming in Oswego County is being held at the Volney Town Hall on April 27.

Jim Farfaglia, who has written a book based on stories from local muck farmers, their families, friends and neighbors, will present a slideshow and read excerpts from his book.

“I interviewed about 35 muck farmers, their family members, neighbors, workers and agricultural specialists and used the interviews, along with photographs and maps, to create the book,” Farfaglia said.

During the program at Volney, he will also invite those in the audience with muck farming ties to offer their memories.

Following a question and answer segment, refreshments will be served.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the program.

For more information about the presentation, please contact the Volney Town Historian, Florence McDougall, at (315) 598-3817 or the Volney Town Clerk at (315) 598-8288.

Questions about the muck program can be directed to Farfaglia at (315) 402-2297 or via his email at [email protected]

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