Friday, August 12, 2016

Long Island Fruit Farm Wins Top State Ag Environmental Award

Wickham’s Fruit Farm, in Cutchogue, Suffolk County, has received New York's top agricultural environmental award – the 2016 Agricultural Environmental Management Award. 

Each year, the award honors the outstanding efforts of a New York state farm to protect and preserve soil and water quality. Wickham’s Fruit Farm is the first fruit farm and the first farm on Long Island to receive this accolade.
Wickham’s Fruit Farm was recognized, along with the Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District, during a ceremony at Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls. 

The state Department of Agriculture and Markets, the Empire State Potato Growers, and the American Agriculturist Magazine presented the award to ninth generation farm owner Tom Wickham for the family’s long established history of implementing conservation best management practices that benefit the environment and protect the community.

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