"Calendar of Events"

"What's happening & When"




bulletChenango County Farm Bureau
Annual Meeting October 16, 2019

at te Silo Restaurant   
 Call 607-334-6061 or 607-226-1195 for  details.

bulletGas Leasing has become a very vast issue, therefore the segment on
Gas Leasing has been updated, expanded, and can be accessed via this link.




Past Events

bullet Doug's Fish Fry will be at the CCFB Office on September 20th from 11:00am to 6:00pm We will also have Alpacas and RootBeer Floats.  Be sure to join us!

Join us on November 12th at Morrisville College Norwich Extension Conkey Ave, Norwich NY for a 
          "Celebrate Local Agriculture" Event

bullet  March 20 we held Chenango County Ag Day and we celebrated it at noon at the Silo Restaurant.  Those that attended learned about using FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.  Click here to See Flier bullet

We held our 1st

"Savor the Flavor of Chenango" event on

July 30th, 2011  and it won us our 13th American Farm Bureau CAE  Award

Click here for a flyer on the event or here for an
MP3  voice file

We presented the idea for this activity to more than 6,000 attendees at the AFBF Annual meeting held in Oahu, Hawaii in January of 2012

bulletAnnual Meeting on October 25th
Silo Restaurant  Rte 206 (203 Moran RD.)
Greene, NY (actually closer to Coventry)
Call the CCFB office for more details
607-334-6061 bullet

Ag Day celebration was held at the Silo Restaurant 203 Moran Rd. (Just off Rte. 206) in Coventry 11am - 3pm Our Theme was "Sowing Seeds Today...For our Energy Needs Tomorrow.


Policy Development meeting was held Oct 9, 2008 at the Farm Bureau Office at 7pm
call 607-334-6061 for details


Oil & Gas Leases: Landowners Rights meeting was held at the Norwich High School Auditorium Oct. 15, 2008 at 7:00pm. Featuring Guest speakers from the Attorney General's Office; Assemblyman Clifford Crouch; Assemblyman Gary Finch; Assemblyman Pete Lopez; Chenango County Farm Bureau President Bradd Vickers


Oct 28, 2008 CCFB Annual Meeting was held at the Silo Restaurant (Coventry)
call 607-334-6061 for details



natural gas drilling symposium on Aug. 19, at Lake Huntington, NY Sullivan West High School (6604 Rt. 52), from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

A meeting, organized by the Sullivan County planning division, the Chenango County Farm Bureau and Cornell Cooperative Extension, will focus on negotiating a gas lease that protects your property and financial interests.



Dairy Day was held on June 21st with a Parade at 11am and events continue at the fairgrounds in Norwich.


June 17th (7:00pm) Gas Lease meeting. This meeting was held in conjunction with The Greater Greene Chamber of Commerce. 



Our Farm Bureau Auction was held on June 14th, 2008
We thank everyone that helped to make it a successful Fundraiser!



On March 20, 2008, we held an Agriculture Day Celebration



On February 12, 2008 we held an Agricultural District Regulations
& Ag Exemptions Forum at the Norwich Extension of Morrisville State College located at 23 Conkey Ave, Norwich
Our Speakers were:
Mark Twentyman (NYS Office of Real Property Services)
Bob Somers (Dept. of Ag & Markets)
Lauren Johnson (SWCD)
Assessors received credits

Chenango and Madison County Farm Bureaus  held a co-hosted Gas & Oil Leasing public information meeting November 27th at the Sherburne-Earlville High School Auditorium bullet

Our 52nd Annual Meeting, was held at "The Silo", Greene, NY.
Call the Farm Bureau Office (State Hwy 12 N, Norwich, NY) 607-334-6061 for

 Annual Auction was held on June 23rd, 2007
Items for sale bullet

We held  a Gas & Oil Leasing public information meeting on May 2nd at  the Norwich Senior High Auditorium at 7pm.  Call the CCFB Office (607-34-6061) for more information.

June Dairy Day will be held on June 16, 2007 at the Chenango County Fairgrounds.


The AFBF (American Farm Bureau Federation) Annual meeting was held at Salt Lake City Utah January 7-11.
We won our 10th CAE (County Award of Excellence) award and had a display there. We won in the Policy Implementation  category for 25 X '25 (Agriculture will produce 25% of the energy needed by the year 2025) - Community Anaerobic Digester.




June 17th Was Dairy Day Fun and Parade in Norwich and at the Fairgrounds

June 24th...we held Our Annual Auction Fundraiser...
thank you to all that Consigned equipment



Ag Summit Meeting with Senator Charles Schumer

Met with Senator Charles Schumer in Sidney to discuss issues pertinent to Agriculture.

Left to right:

Vern Davis - NYSDRA (New York State Dispute Resolutions Association, Inc.); Marge Secrest, Vice-President Chenango County Farm Bureau; Senator Charles Schumer; Chenango County President Bradd Vickers and 6th District American Legion Legislative Chair; and Mary Palmer, Chenango/Delaware Dispute Resolutions Center (Agriculture Mediation Program)


Chenango County Farm Bureau has received its 9th American Farm Bureau (AFBF) County Idea Exchange Award (County Award for Excellence ) for the program "Creating a Highly Visible and Effective Farm Bureau (using old and new technology)".  We showcased this program in Nashville Tennessee at the January 2006 AFBF Annual Convention.
(left to right )

Rainy Collins-Vickers; Bradd Vickers, Harvey Fletcher and Marge Secrest (also attending was Harvey's wife Judy)


Grand Opening: Visit us at our "NEW" Farm Bureau Office. 
6083 State Highway 12N, Norwich  (just north of Norwich, across from Ossie II restaurant, next to the Exxon gas station).








Cut line:

Hundreds attend Chenango County Farm Bureau Grand Opening, ribbon cutting, and ice cream social.  Participating in the ribbon cutting front left to right Norwich Mayor Bob Raphael; CCFB President Bradd Vickers; Town of Norwich Supervisor Dave Law; CCFB VP Marge Secrest;  Back row left to right Case Manager Dispute Resolution Center of Chenango & Delaware Mary Palmer; NYSDRA Agricultural Mediation Program Vern Davis; Norwich Town Councilman Charlie Brooks; and Cornell Cooperative Extension Dir. Keith Severson


Hundreds attend Chenango County Farm Bureau Grand Opening, ribbon cutting, and ice cream social.

CCFBs new office on Rt 12 north of Norwich provides a visibility and a central location for their many endeavors, with future plans to provide a starter marketing place for member entrepreneurs. The County Farm Bureau, �Your Link to Agriculture�� is a member driven organization providing a network to the largest industry in Chenango County and NY State, which is open to any one to join. 


Bradd Vickers, president of CCFB says �The County Farm Bureau (winner of 8 National Awards) has a lot to be proud of, bringing more than $350,000 in to the community plus the multiplying affect, with their annual FB auction, and a major player in such programs as �Bullthistle Bounty�, Venison Donation, and many others�.  Chenango County Farm Bureau is a key player in maintaining economic stability, enhancing the quality of life, and ensuring a future for the region, making a difference for everyone.


Chenango County Farm Bureau is a not-for-profit agricultural organization, dedicated to providing its members with legislative support, educational programs, discounts of all sorts including health insurance and other services to help members improve the quality of their lives; strengthen agriculture and rural America.








---------------The following are reports on previously held events --------



Thank you for joining us at the annual Ag Awareness day at the Chenango County Fair, which was held on Friday, August 12, 2005....See you next year. bullet

June 18th was Dairy Day...Thank you for joining us for the Parade and events held from 11am to 4 pm.

We would to thank all of our members and friends that attended our 4th Annual Auction, on Saturday June 25th, 2005., and made it so successful.

We recently joined Tompkins County in an "Ag Day at the Mall" event.
Marge Secrest and the puppeteers, read ag related books to children at Borders Bookstore.

Joined with NFIB in a Legislator Town Hall meeting. bullet

We want to thank everyone that joined us on March 18th for our Agriculture Recognition Day!    bullet

We won our 8th National AFBF County Idea Exchange Program.
We displayed it at the AFBF Annual Convention (January 9-12) in Charlotte, NC in January. We also received 3 Honorable mentions for our other programs submitted.

Our County Annual Meeting was held on October 20th, at the Fox Run Event Center, with the largest turnout in quite a few years. Milk Punch and cheese was served by the Dairy Princess.  A Scrumptious Pork Loin dinner was served. A video entitled "The Year in Review" was presented. Policy was presented and voted upon to be submitted to NYFB. Everyone received door Prizes.

Our Ice-Cream/Membership Social ( held on July 23rd, 2004) was a great success.  Thank you for joining us.  This is our way of adding an extra "Thank You" to our members.

We want to thank everyone for their participation in our 3rd Annual Auction, June 19th, 2004.  Please keep us in mind for next year.


We want to thank everyone that joined us on March 18th for our Agriculture Recognition Day!   


We had a great turnout for SNB Valley Supply Days (Rte 8 north of So. New Berlin, NY) on March 4th and 5th. Over 2000 people attended the event.  The postcard campaign to send a message to our legislators was a great success.


We received 10 Silver Keys and the coveted Gold Key at the State Annual Meeting held in Rochester, NY.



Our Annual Meeting, was held at the Sherburne American Legion
on Wednesday, October 15, 2003. 
Milk Punch and cheese was served by the Dairy Princess.  A Scrumptious Pork Loin dinner was served. A video entitled "The Year in Review" was presented. Policy was presented and voted upon to be submitted to NYFB. Everyone received door Prizes.

Ag awareness Day at the Chenango County Fair August 8th

Farm Bureau Day at the Fair
Featuring our Farm Bureau Puppets and Puppeteers, in 
"Agri-cadabra -The Magic of Agriculture".


bulletExtra! Extra! Read all about it!!!! bullet

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president Bob Stallman (left) presents Chenango County Farm Bureau their seventh consecutive County Idea Exchange Program award.  The award was presented to Rainy Collins-Vickers, Pro-Ed Chair; president Bradd Vickers (center); Georgianna Rowe, Young Farmer Rancher Chair; and vice-president, Marge Secrest.  
The 84th American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual convention was held in Tampa, Fla.

The idea put forth by Chenango County Farm Bureau (CCFB), �Burn, Bury or Recycle�, was a project created to address the best methods for disposing of agricultural plastics used in greenhouses, big-bale wrappers, etc.

The CCFB representatives presented their seventh consecutive award-winning program at a booth on the show case floor, to the nearly 5,000 members from 50 states and Puerto Rico that attended the convention.

Bradd Vickers noted that questions and comments were varied, such as �How can we get plastic recycling started in our state?� to �How can we find a market in our area for the recycling of these types of plastics?�


Bradd Vickers (CCFB President) and Marge Secrest (CCFB Director) receive Silver and Gold Key Awards and  Georgianna Rowe (Chenango County) receives the State competition Award for the Youth Scholarship from NYFB President John Lincoln. Georgianna will be going to Florida with us for the AFB Annual Convention.


CCFB Fruit & Nut Sale Fundraiser.  We would like to thank members and friends of Chenango County Farm Bureau for your participation in helping us with the fundraiser.  We were able to almost double our  profits last year.  Please keep us in mind for your holiday gift shopping.


We have a 2003 calendar of agricultural events available on the Net!
Click on the Monthly Calendar link to  view each month of the year (active web links are provided whenever possible).
This is part of our newest project to keep FB members and the Farm/City community informed of agricultural events and what
Chenango County Farm Bureau is doing. 
The printed version of "The Year in Review" calendar featuring events we have participated in is available on a limited basis (for $15.00 to cover printing costs).


Update on the Oil & Gas Land leasing Meeting we held on Feb. 8