Harvey is a life-long resident of the Town of Coventry, NY
Active in FFA during high school, holding several offices in FFA (local and
district). Won awards on Local, District, State and National levels.
Harvey has been a Farm Bureau member since the late 1950's. He has been a past
Farm Bureau President. He helped to form 20-30 club by-laws (Young
Farmers). He was a Dairy Farmer until 1973. Worked for NYSEG for 23 years.
Presently works on Fantasy Fruit Farm of Afton, NY.
Harvey is active in town affairs for 30 years: Board of
Assessor's Review; Planning Board; 12+ years on the Town Council; Francis
Secrest was Harvey's Ag teacher during high school (Afton Central School).
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|Bradd Vickers and
his wife Rainy operate a 400 acre Beef farm and Vickers Enterprizes. Bradd
was previously a Field Advisor for New York Farm Bureau and also worked in
Advertising & Sales for The Evening Sun. He is the legislative chair
for several organizations, including NYS Beef Producers Assoc. and
Chenango County American Legion. He has Degrees in Animal Husbandry
& Social Science and has taken additional courses in Organizational Behavior &
Management, Sales and Marketing, and is a Class IV Graduate of Cornell's LEAD-NY Food
& Agricultural Leadership Program. Bradd also studied at Berklee School of Music in
Boston, Mass., and at Broome Community College. He is also serves on
the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations. Bradd served in the US. Air Force, as a
Canine Corps Patrol Dog Handler with three years overseas duty, one year with 366th
Tactical Fighter Wing in Vietnam, providing security for DaNang Air Base.
Holder of seven
military awards & decorations. He is the President of the Veterans and
Farmers Alliance. Bradd is a past County Commander American Legion and 6th
District Vice-Chairlis a
Charter Member and 17 year president, Order of Vietnam Veterans in Norwich. Charter
member Agricultural Development Council, Chenango County; Ag Preservation Committee
Chenango County Board of Supervisors; Graduate of the New York State Myth
Buster's program; President, New York State Forage & Grassland Council-
member of the Ag Committee of Chenango County 20/20 Planning Effort and
Opportunities for Chenango. Bradd is also a Life-Time member of New York
State Agricultural Society, VFW and American Legion and a Past Director of
Chenango County Farm Bureau.