Preserving Yates County’s agricultural history

The Yates County History Center has received a major gift of historic records that will help to document developments and changes in agriculture during the 20th century in Yates County. The gift is 22 bound volumes of “Agricultural Home and Farm News,” given to the YCHS jointly by the Yates County Farm Bureau and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County.

Yates County Cooperative Extension President Wendy Disbrow and Executive Director Arlene Wilson presented the collection, along with Yates Farm Bureau President Larry Lewis and Field Advisor Skip Jensen. All agreed how glad they were the volumes would be preserved and available to the public for future generations to learn from.

Wilson joked, “This is our reward for finally cleaning out our closets! Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County is pleased to be able to do our part to contribute to preserving agriculture and 4-H history in Yates County.”

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