2019 Conservation Farm of the Year

Posted Jan 1, 19 in Awards,

Broughton Diversified Farming, LLC

Broughton Diversified Farming raises beef cattle, having the capacity for 900 heifers. The operation works over 800 acres of ground both owned and rented, working 3600 maple taps, boiling their own sap, selling seed corn, and offering custom planting, bailing and chopping services to other farm operations in Wyoming County. The farm and family members are actively involved with both 4H and FFA, Pete is a farm bureau member and a member of the Letchworth School Board as well. The farms driving force in its work both on the farm and off is the children. Providing a lasting legacy and a future through natural resources conservation and land stewardship is of the upmost importance to the farm. Broughton Diversified Farming, LLC has made continuous efforts to reduce their impacts on the environment and promote best management practices, which support some of the main goals of the Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District.


2018 Ronald P Herman Sr. Conservation Partner Award

Posted Jan 3, 18 in Awards,

Victor DiGiacomo, Associate Environmental Analyst, NYS Soil & Water Conservation Committee

2018 Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Award of the Year

Posted Jan 2, 18 in Awards,

Pankow Farms of Castile, NY

2018 Conservation Farm of the Year

Posted Jan 1, 18 in Awards,

Fontaine Farms, LLC of Strykersville

Fontaine Farms began in 1926, when Laverne Fontaine built the original barn on the farmstead that is still used to milk cows today. Fontaine Farms, LLC milks 270 animals, and cares for an additional 40 dry cows and 200 young stock. The farm operates approximately 700 acres to grow the crops they need to feed their animals.Conservation practices come in many different forms. Over time, Fontaine Farms, LLC has implemented many best management practices to conserve natural resources on their farm. These BMP’s include zone and minimum tilling, cover crops, silage leachate management systems, long term waste storages, riparian herbaceous buffers, livestock exclusion from waterways, nutrient management, and wetland restoration. All of these practices help to prevent erosion and improve water quality, which are some of the main goals of the Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District.


2017 Agricultural Environmental Management (AEM) Awards

Posted Aug 9, 17 in Awards,

Armson Farms- Pavilion, NY  

Synergy, LLC- Wyoming, NY

Skeels Farms, LLC- Bliss, NY

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