All posts by Geddy Sveikauskas

Hudson Valley Farm Hub in Hurley aims to teach a new generation of farmers

Hudson Valley Farm Hub in Hurley aims to teach a new generation of farmers

With the age of the average American farm operator now about 59, young farmers are desperately needed. Among other qualifications, applicants must be personable team players with good communications and computer skills. They must also want to live and work in the Hudson Valley, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to lift 50 pounds. Called ProFarmers, the farmers in training earn about $30,000 a year and full benefits, and they have the option of modest free housing at the Farm Hub.

A taxing predicament

A taxing predicament

When the New York State comptroller’s office recently tallied up local sales-tax revenues at the halfway mark in the 2017 calendar year, it turned out that Ulster County government was up significantly higher than it had predicted.