SUNY Cobleskill Alumnus ECO Ricky Wood Honored as New York’s Top Wildlife Police OfficerAugust 29, 2018
SUNY Cobleskill Alum, Alan Turner appointed American Red Cross Regional CEOOctober 19, 2018
Faces of Faith: Farmer, pastor, ambassador for Christ
Background: He's the fifth-generation on the family farm in Berne, a great-great-grandson of William Turner who started it in 1876. He studied agricultural business at SUNY Cobleskill and graduated from SUNY Oneonta where he studied economics and history. He has a master's of ministry from International Seminary. He and his wife of 53 years, Evelyn, were high school sweethearts. They have six children, 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, all living within a few miles.
This has been quite a summer. How is it going on the farm?
In July we were putting in hay on about 90 acres, with small square bales, by hand in a heat wave. Then came four weeks of rain. We finally got some dry weather and have a lot of second and third cutting to do. A couple of my sons and some grandsons are helping me. I have 65 acres and rent an additional 100. I used to have more land but sold it off. We had dairy, but now beef, mostly Hereford. Farming is capital intensive. Equipment is expensive. You've got to be a good business manager. There's a lot of weather extremes.
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