Rensselaer County Selects New Dairy Princess – by C. Barton

Rensselaer County- On April 30th 2016 the 53rd annual Rensselaer County Dairy Princess Banquet and Pageant took place at the Pittstown Volunteer Emergency Corps.  The panel of judges who select the Dairy Princess candidate look for a young woman who best epitomizes the wholesome quality of milk, and will act as a responsible and dedicated spokesperson for the New York State Dairy Industry.

Article in the May 5th edition

Dairy Farming 2015 – by Sandy McBride

My husband Tom was born and raised on a dairy farm.  By the time he was twelve years old, he was milking cows twice a day, before school and after school, 365 days a year.  We got married in 1961 and had a one-day honeymoon, leaving his brother to handle the farm till we got back the next day.  We raised our six kids on the farm, with life geared to being home every day at milking time.  No vacations, just day trips. But it was a good life, and we accepted the sacrifice.  The kids grew up to be responsible, hard-working adults, which we attributed to their days working alongside us on the farm.

Entire article in the 08-20 edition.