Climate Smart Farming Videos

Common Thread Farm

July 2014: Interview with Wendy Burkhart-Spiegel of Common Thread Farm in Madison, NY. Common Thread Farm is a CSA that emphasizes locally-produced food and is committed to the NOFA Organic Farmer’s Pledge.

Cornell Maple

July 2015: Steve Childs, the NYS Maple Specialist at Cornell Maple located in Ithaca, NY discusses extreme weather, climate variability, and adaptations taken to overcome weather challenges.

Farming for Energy

July 2014: This video, produced by Conservation Bridge, highlights the importance and benefits of on-farm renewable energy production. Featuring: Don Jensen of Lawnhurst Farms and Chip Bailey of K.C. Orchards.

Fishkill Farms

Spring 2012: Interview with Mark Doyle, business manager of Fishkill Farms in Hopewell Junction, NY. Fishkill Farms is a small organic orchard that specializes in apple production and is dedicated to sustainable farming practices.

Hahn Farm

March 2012: Interview with Tom Hahn, owner and operator of Hahn Farm in Salt Point, NY. Hahn Farm began dairy farming in the late 18th century and has since diversified production to include grass-fed beef, vegetables, and more.

KC Orchards

July 2014: Interview with Chip Bailey of KC Orchards in Williamson, NY. KC Orchards is an apple orchard that is a net-zero energy farm and is committed to growing and harvesting apples sustainably.

Lawnhurst Farms

July 2014: Interview with Don Jensen of Lawnhurst Farms in Stanley, NY and Jennifer Pronto, a research associate at Cornell University. Lawhurst Farms is a dairy operation that recently installed an anaerobic digester.

McEnroe Organic Farms

July 2014: Interview with Erich McEnroe of McEnroe Organic Farm in Millerton, NY. McEnroe Organic Farm is a diversified 1200 acre farm specializing in a commercial compost operation.

Oechsner Farm

July 2015: Thor Oechsner of Oechsner Farm located in Ithaca, NY discusses extreme weather and climate variability.

Poughkeepsie Farm Project

July 2014: Interview with Jesica Clark of the Poughkeepsie Farm Project in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Poughkeepsie Farm Project is a CSA, certified naturally grown farm with a strong educational component.

Six Mile Creek Vineyard

July 2014: Interview with Paul King, farm manager of Six Mile Creek Vineyard in Ithaca, NY. Six Mile Creek Vineyard is a small vineyard in Ithaca started in the 1970s that produces both wine and spirits.