“I was especially proud to have her come up and visit,” Martin said.
The bureau provided South Kortright Central School with coloring books, workbooks and videos about agricultural issues on “Farm Bureau Day,” Martin said. For this event, members set up stations, each with its own farming topic, and finished off with a Jeopardy-style game that Martin said his wife created.
Martin said the bureau also recently created a Facebook page with many pictures, and sends out press releases frequently. In addition, Martin said, the bureau sponsored a few show classes at the Delaware County Fair, gave money to the Dairy Princess program and donated money to get the Delaware County Jr. Holstein Club to the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisc.
“We’re more visible than ever before,” Martin said. “The New York Farm Bureau’s partnership with Nationwide has helped immensely. I cannot say enough good things about Don and Jessie Marsh.”
According to the press release, Delaware County Farm Bureau Vice President Lonny Schaefer was also recognized at the meeting as a finalist in the Young Farmer Discussion Meet, for which he received a plaque and cash award. If Schaefer wins the state discussion meet, he can compete at the American Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in January in San Antonio, Texas.
“I’m very happy that our teamwork and grassroots efforts are yielding results that are making a difference,” Martin said. “It is the most rewarding group I have been involved with.”