Dueppengiesser Dairy Company recognized for environmental practices
Mike and Peter Dueppengiesser were recognized Wednesday at the New York Ag Leadership Luncheon at Empire Farm Days in Seneca Falls for the steps they’ve taken to protect the environment on their farm. New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball presented the award.
The 2017 Agricultural Environmental Management Award is sponsored by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, American Agriculturalist Magazine and the Empire State Potato Growers.
The brothers operate Dueppengiesser Dairy Company in Perry. The third generation family farm made up of 2,100 acres and a herd of 1,100 milk cows. They have worked closely with the Wyoming County Soil and Water Conservation District to implement best management practices, including zone tillage, drainage systems, grass waterways and manure management.
“Mike and Peter have demonstrated that farms can grow and succeed while also working to protect our environment and preserve the land for future generations,” said Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma). “Dueppengiesser Dairy is a leader in New York’s agriculture industry and I congratulate them on earning this award.”
The Dueppengiessers will also be presented with a Legislative Proclamation signed by Gallivan and Sen. Pamela Helming, of Canandaigua.