Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New York Animal Ag Coalition Receives Grant for New Birthing Exhibit at State Fair

News from Farm Credit East:

Farm Credit East, the Northeast’s largest agricultural lender, is pleased to provide a $10,000 grant to the N.Y. Animal Agriculture Coalition. 

These funds will be used to support a Dairy Cow Birthing Center to be exhibited at the New York State Fair. Go to http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8848512508283360066#editor/target=post;postID=916876283705658821;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=1;src=postname to see an earlier story about the new State Fair exhibit.

“Farm Credit East is very pleased to support the efforts of the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition to help tell the great story of New York’s animal agriculture industry,” said Bill Lipinski, Farm Credit East CEO. “Our farmers do a great job of taking care of their animals and this Dairy Cow Birthing Center is an innovative idea that will be a great addition to the New York State Fair.”

The Dairy Cow Birthing Center will debut at the 2013 New York State Fair. Through a combination of live animals and educational displays, this exhibit will allow fairgoers to witness a cow giving birth to a calf.

In addition, the public will have the opportunity to learn more about the dairy industry, animal agriculture, veterinary science and the birthing process. This exhibit is coordinated by the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition and Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

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