SPRING READING & DISCUSSION SERIES
Join the Livestock Foundation and Farm Catskills for “The Serious Side of Food,” a four-book reading and discussion series sponsored by Humanities New York.
Participants will read a book each month and gather to explore themes and share impressions. The discussions will be facilitated by local farmer, community leader and Livestock Foundation Board Member, Steve Burnett, and sessions will take place at Burnett Farms, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. as follows:
- March 21st, “The Third Plate“
- April 18th, “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto”
- May 16th, “The Jungle”
- June 20th, “Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health”
Participants will be offered books on a "first come, first served" basis, and must commit to participating in the entire series. Register ASAP to get your first book and get reading!
SHARE YOUR BOVINA HISTORY
Livestock Foundation is working with our local historian, Ray LaFever, to create an exhibit in the Bovina Valley Creamery's viewing room, which is expected to open to the public later this year. Our goal is to tell the historic and present day stories of dairy farming in our region and feature equipment and processes used in the Creamery before it closed in 1973.
Do you have a story or photo to share? Would you like to donate an artifact for display? Tell us about it! Call or email Sonia at 914-720-1020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 mini-Grant Program
The application is now CLOSED for 2018. Thank you to all who submitted projects. We look forward to announcing award recipients by April 1st.
Livestock Foundation will once again dedicate a limited amount of funding to grant out to the community in 2018. The funding will be awarded to projects that enable the economic viability and historic preservation of Bovina.
Applications will be due on March 1. Awards will be announced by April 1.
Who is eligible? Projects that support the Livestock Foundation's mission while improving Bovina's community and assets are eligible.
What kinds of projects will be funded?
- Due to limited funding, we will grant up to $1,000 in mini-grants in 2018. There is a minimum request of $100 and a maximum request of $600. Maybe you or your organization could use a couple hundred for paint or a new sign, or maybe you'd like to pay a speaker for a community event or print flyers to promote your organization. This would be a good use of these funds.
- We DO NOT fund salaries, rent/mortgage or utilities.
- Preference will be given to beautification projects designed to enhance our Main Street, as well as to collaborative projects.