SYRACUSE, N.Y. — At the New York Farm Viability Institute, we believe that farmers know the problems they need solved and can determine if a potential solution could be adopted on their farm. That’s why our competitive grant program relies on New York farmers to read and score the research proposals we receive. NYFVI is led by a 10-person board of directors, and each of our board members is an active member of the farming community. Allow us to introduce Pauline Drexler.
Pauline Drexler and her husband, Ed, own Springside Farm in Fabius, NY. The diversified, small farm that specializes in Christmas trees, pumpkins, and livestock, including sheep, alpacas, and guardian dogs. Agritourism complements the business offering events and experiences like a Santa Expedition, pancake breakfasts, corn mazes, summer day camps, and barn weddings.
Drexler joined the NYFVI board in 2021 after serving on livestock and Christmas tree review committees since 2009.
“I like to read the proposals; I think some of the ideas put forth are innovative and valuable,” said Drexler. “I am always interested in learning how my colleagues on the livestock review panel have evaluated the ideas.”
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–New York Farm Viability Institute