Agriculture webinar slated for Oct. 26

WATERTOWN — The Tug Hill Commission will offer the second in a series of Fall 2021 history-related webinars,

Joe Lawrence, extension associate dairy forage systems specialist with Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY Program, will present the “Agriculture and the Lewis County Experience” webinar from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26.

The history of the Tug Hill region and its economic successes are strongly tied to its natural resources. From subsistence farming to today’s high-tech practices, agriculture has been a key part of that history. This presentation will share some of the unique history, current happenings and future opportunities for agriculture in the region.

Mr. Lawrence grew up in a farming family in northern Jefferson County. He has made a career in agriculture and serves as a state extension specialist focusing on dairy and field crops at Cornell University. He has resided in Lewis County for about 15 years and lives in the Martinsburg area with his wife and three children. He is very active in the community and has an interest in local history and understanding how that history can help shape the future success of the region.

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