About New York Farm Bureau
County Farm Bureaus
Dutchess County Farm Bureau
Field StaffRenee Schoonmaker, Field Advisor
State DirectorChristopher Kelder, District 10 Director
Dutchess County is part of the Dutchess Putnam Westchester Farm Bureau. DPW gives farmers and non-farmers alike the opportunity to be part of an organization dedicated to supporting and enriching agriculture. It provides an opportunity for individuals interested in the food system, land issues and rural living to join together and make their voices heard. We are active within the political system on a broad range of issues that concern every New Yorker, from taxation, conservation to local food availability. We believe that a strong, viable agricultural industry is beneficial not only to our economy, but also to our local communities and our consumers.
Our Board of Directors usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (execpt December) at the Cooperative Extension office in Millbrook.