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Van Slyke family honored for 300 years of farming

Nov 14, 2013 12:15 am
On Mon., Nov. 11, New Baltimore Town Supervisor Susan O'Rorke led the New Baltimore Town Board in passing a resolution to honor the Van Slyke family for their commitment to farming and service to the town of New Baltimore. The Van Slyke family has farmed in the community for 300 years. They operate one of two remaining dairy farms in New Baltimore. Brothers Edgar and Bronk Van Slyke and their sister Judy Starr received framed copies of the resolution. Bronk's son, Jim, a Greene County Legislator, was also in attendance, as was Judy's son Ray, representing the next generation of Van Slyke family farmers. State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk (KAT-chik) and Chairman of the Greene County Legislature, Wayne Speenburgh, joined the board in paying tribute to the family. Several members of the New Baltimore Agricultural Committee and other residents of the town also turned out for the event. PLAY meeting segment (8:43).

-- Liz LoGiudice