Oswego County Farm Bureau Holds Annual Business Meeting

PALERMO, NY – The Oswego County Farm Bureau held its annual business meeting on October 26 at the Palermo United Methodist Church in Palermo.

The purpose of the annual meeting was to adopt legislative policy resolutions, listen to county committee activity reports and to elect members of the counties board of directors for the 2012-2013 year.

During the election of the board of directors to the Oswego County Farm Bureau, Nancy Weber was re-elected as president.

Nancy operates a crop and livestock farm with her husband in Mexico.

There were also two vice presidents elected.

Lyle Young was elected as first vice president.

Lyle owns a dairy and crop farm in Fulton.

Gary Hayden was elected as second vice president.

Gary is a loan officer for Farm Credit East and owns a maple syrup business in Fulton.

Eric Behling, district state director for New York Farm Bureau, was presented a retirement plaque by Dean Norton, president of New York Farm Bureau.

Eric has served as district state director for six years.

Resolutions were also discussed and voted on to be forwarded onto the state level for consideration.

The main resolution that was forwarded on was a recommendation that the Oswego County Legislature working in conjunction with the Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District as the lead agency undertake the process of conducting a land use study to investigate the feasibility of creating drainage districts within Oswego County.

It was also recommended that additional funds be appropriated if necessary beyond the current county appropriation to the Oswego County Soil & Water Conservation District to accomplish this task.

Along with the business meeting, a pie auction was also held.

Pies and desserts were donated for auction by the Oswego County Farm Bureau members.

All proceeds are to go toward the Oswego County Scholarship fund and other promotion and education activities in Oswego County.

New York Farm Bureau is the statewide lobbying/trade organization that represents thousands of farm families.

Its members and the public know the organization as “The Voice of New York Agriculture.”

New York Farm Bureau is dedicated to solving the economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural community.

If you would like to learn more about New York Farm Bureau, please visit www.nyfb.org or on facebook at facebook.com/NYFarmBureau.