Developers, city to apply for $950,000 for Lincoln Building

The owners of the Lincoln Building intend to seek up to $950,000 in state funding to kick start the next phase of renovations to the Public Square landmark.

The owners of the Lincoln Building intend to seek up to $950,000 in state funding to kick start the next phase of renovations to the Public Square landmark. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

July 2016 20 Questions: Dani R. Baker, Cross Island Farms

Organic Growth Diverse Cross Island Farms enters 11th year, moves toward profitibility After a career as a psychologist, Dani R. Baker never thought she would own the only diversified certified organic farm in Jefferson County, but since establishing Cross Island Farms on Wellesley Island in 2006 she and her partner, David Belding, have turned a… [Continue Reading]

Dani R. Baker, co-owner and operator of Cross Island Farms, a certified organic farm on Wellesley Island. The farm is in its 11th year of operation.

July 2016 Feature Story: Craft Beverage

Tapping into agri-tourism Region’s craft beverage industry diversifies as it grows By Karee Magee, NNY Business Twenty-one years after the north country’s first craft brewery, Sackets Harbor Brewing Company, opened in 1995, the craft beverage industry in the region has hit its stride as a major contributor to agri-tourism.

From left, Kaneb Orchards owners Edward Kaneb Jr. 
and Elizabeth 
with Kaneb Orchards marketing/sales manager Nancy Badlam at their Massena cider operation. Photo by Jason Hunter, NNY Business.

July 2016 Feature Story: Agbotics

Automated Agriculture Agbotic digs new ground for organic farming By Marcus Wolf, NNY Business John P. Gaus’s vision for his automated and organic farming company, Agbotic Inc., took one of its first major steps with a 1,200-square-foot prototype greenhouse built in 2014.

Left, Cody Morse, left, automatics engineer, and Sean Hanson, head grower, are the men behind the machine at Agbotic. 
Opposite page, a robotic tiller tills soil between rows of leaf lettuce. The metal spades make contact with soil to dislodge weeds. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

July 2016 Cover Story: Family Farms

Investing in the family farm’s future State’s new farmer’s grant fund supports early stage agricultural businesses in Jefferson, Lewis counties By Norah Machia, NNY Business Photos by AFM Photography Nine years ago, Michael and Carrie Higby decided to quit their day jobs and start operating a dairy farm in the town of Leyden.

From left, Michael, Christopher, Andrew, and Carrie Higby at their family farm in the town of Leyden in Lewis County. The Higbys started their dairy operation nine years ago on 120 acres off Route 12D.


$36.7 million investment could bring 100 jobs to Potsdam

Clarkson University has submitted a consolidated funding application to help fund a plan for the refurbishment of Damon Hall, Snell Hall and … [Read More...]


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