Agriculture

We used to have many more farms in Pine Plains. But we still have the culture of agriculture — see our Ag Fair, visit some farms.

Howe They Farmed — The Early Days

In a box of old 16mm films, Pete and Jim Howe found movies their mother had made of life on their dairy farm back in the 1940s. They are now sharing them here with you.

Food For Thought

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Field work -- literally -- when Vassar College students milked cows, fed turkeys, picked fruit, mucked stalls and wrote ethnographies as part of an anthropology course.

Farming the Future

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The 4- H Club dairy cow competition was a proud event for Pine Plains at the Dutchess County Fair. Gina Brooks and her brother, Patrick, showed two of her cows, a Brown Swiss and a Holstein, which she has been keeping in Barry Chase's barn.

The Family Farm

This is about a dairy farmer, Barry Chase, who is about to sell his herd of milking cows. I visited with him and his wife, Rosey, a few days before their herd leaves.