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Lod farm

  1. 1. Lewis & Oliver Dairy Farm<br />The Challenge:<br /><ul><li>Preserve historical dairy farm
  2. 2. Secure funding
  3. 3. Bring different entities to the table
  4. 4. Care For Animals
  5. 5. Buy In From Community</li></li></ul><li>Lewis & Oliver Dairy Farm<br />The Solution:<br /><ul><li>Work with existing volunteers
  6. 6. Reach out to local officials
  7. 7. Partner with other local organizations
  8. 8. Explore a public, private partnership </li></ul> to preserve the farm, general store<br /> and animals<br />
  9. 9. Lewis & Oliver Dairy Farm<br />Saving The Farm:<br /><ul><li>Contact village, town and county officials to encourage a shared purchase of the property and buildings.
  10. 10. Work with Friends of the Farm a not for profit that was the driving force in caring for the animals and would spearhead the effort to save the farm.
  11. 11. Formalize a plan for the care of the animals, maintnenance of the grounds and reopening the country store</li></li></ul><li>Lewis & Oliver Dairy Farm<br />The Farm:<br /><ul><li>Friends of the Farm through fundraising efforts would assume the care of the animals at the farm.
  12. 12. The town and county would aquire the farm at fair market price through a purchase from the seller
  13. 13. The village would share the responsibility of maintaining the grounds and buildings, including the historic 100+ year old barn.</li></li></ul><li>Lewis & Oliver Dairy Farm<br />The Farm:<br /><ul><li>Partner with Cornell Cooperative Suffolk County Farm to aide in the
  14. 14. Care for animals
  15. 15. Provide new animals on a rotating basis
  16. 16. Run educational programs for schools and scouting groups
  17. 17. Class trips
  18. 18. Mock barn raisings
  19. 19. Animal visits</li></li></ul><li>Lewis & Oliver Dairy Farm<br />The Farm:<br /><ul><li>Use seasonal events to raise funds for the care and maintenance of the animals
  20. 20. Welcome new babies
  21. 21. Sowing seeds
  22. 22. Sheep shearing
  23. 23. Farmers market
  24. 24. Country picnic
  25. 25. Fall Harvest Festival
  26. 26. Canning
  27. 27. Hayrides
  28. 28. Halloween celebration
  29. 29. Caroling
  30. 30. Warm Cider
  31. 31. Christmas Trees and greens</li></li></ul><li>Lewis & Oliver Dairy Farm<br />The Farm:<br /><ul><li>Use seasonal events to raise funds for the care and maintenance of the animals
  32. 32. Welcome new babies
  33. 33. Sowing seeds
  34. 34. Sheep shearing
  35. 35. Farmers market
  36. 36. Country picnic
  37. 37. Fall Harvest Festival
  38. 38. Canning
  39. 39. Hayrides
  40. 40. Halloween celebration
  41. 41. Caroling
  42. 42. Warm Cider
  43. 43. Christmas Trees and greens</li></li></ul><li>Lewis & Oliver Dairy Farm<br />The Farm:<br /><ul><li>Create a community garden
  44. 44. Have school groups come in and work on the crops
  45. 45. Provide fresh produce for local food pantry
  46. 46. Sell surplus to raise funds for the animals
  47. 47. Reconnect students to Northport’s strong agricultural roots</li></li></ul><li>Lewis & Oliver Dairy Farm<br />The Results:<br /><ul><li>Friends of the Farm has adopted most of the initiatives outlined in this plan.
  48. 48. Through the hard work and dedication of this all volunteer group, the farm is once again a community destination for young and old.
  49. 49. They continue to preserve the legacy of Northport’s rich agricultural roots
  50. 50. Friends has forged mutually beneficial relationships with other not for profits in the community, that continue to enhance what the farm has to offer.</li>

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