2017 workshop series

We in the process of developing a series of workshops for the summer 2017 season. Workshops are community focused and teach a skill that enhances the rural lifestyle. We are currently seeking proposals and are asking our community members to join us in sharing their knowledge. Topics may include making tomato sauce, bread, butter, fresh cheese, pickles, jams or jellies, lotions, tinctures, baskets, stone walls, etc. 


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 sonia@livestockfoundation.org. 

2017 mini-Grant Program

Livestock Foundation has dedicated a limited amount of funding to grant out to the community for projects that enable the economic viability and historic preservation of Bovina. 

Applications are due on June 1. Awards will be announced by July 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 fund up to $1,000 in mini-grants for 2017. 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.
  • 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.