Annual dairy day promotes switch grass use; farmers look for ways to succeed
One session was called “Marcellus Shale Development,” which was conducted by David Messersmith, Agronomy and Marcellus Shale Extension Educator at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension.
In 1980, there were about 300 dairy farms in the county. Now there are fewer than 75, according to farm officials. But despite the serious decline in dairy farms in both Wayne and Sullivan counties, the attendance was better than it has ever been.