Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE93-026.
Project demonstration and dissemination of results has been ongoing through the period. A series of workshops were given during this past year with more schedules for this coming winter and spring. We also hosted a farm tour this fall, co-sponsored by NOFA-NY and Cornell Cooperative Extension. In addition, I have written a number of articles for various farming publications and hope to eventually combine all the material in a book or manual. The presentations and the nature of the project continue to attract great interest. The Farm Tour, for instance, was listed in a large number of publications and brought in participants from hundreds of miles away.
Finally, in an unforeseen aspects of the project, I was prompted to defend the project’s local and state tax status, for the structure to be classified as “equipment” rather than as a “building” with no building permit or fees required and appeared several times before the Town Board before I was ultimately successful. Hopefully, this will provide a positive precedent for others who encounter similar difficulties.