Today, Assemblyman Joseph Angelino (R,C-Norwich) acknowledged March 21 as Agriculture Day. Agriculture plays a vital role in the economy of New York and without the hardworking farmers of this state, we would not have access to the food we are accustomed to.
“Agriculture day is so important, especially to my district, which is surrounded by rural farmland. These family farms bring important economic resources and jobs to both my district and the state as a whole. Agriculture has a storied history in this state in fact, agriculture is enshrined in our state constitution Article 14, Section 4 reads, ‘The policy of the state shall be to conserve and protect its natural resources and scenic beauty and encourage the development and improvement of its agricultural lands for the production of food and other agricultural products,’” said Angelino.
Angelino also presented Bradd Vickers of the Chenango County Farm Bureau with an Assembly Proclamation to commemorate Agriculture Day as well as the great work his organization does for agriculture.
“Our farmers do an amazing job at feeding a growing population and taking care of the planet, The Chenango County Farm Bureau does an amazing job at promoting and supporting these local farms here in my district. I was happy to award Mr. Vickers with an official Proclamation in order to express my gratitude to him and the bureau as a whole,” concluded Angelino.