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Wilfred (Willy) Bruneau, along with his wife Joan Bruneau, is the owner and operator of Middlefield Orchard. Growing up in New England, Willy has not always been in agriculture; he had a previous long career in the high tech industry, working for IBM…

Wilfred ("Willy") Bruneau is a fruit farmer in Cooperstown New York. He was born March 14, 1944 in Middleborough, Massachusetts. He now owns and operates Middlefield Orchard.

Tim Kelso is a lifelong resident of Delaware County, New York. His father was a dairy farmer who was prominent in the community due to his large farm, adoption of new agricultural technologies, political activism, and purchase of Hanford Mills after…

Stewart Anderson is a native upstate New Yorker, who has lived in Herkimer County for thirty-plus years. He and his wife Kay live in Richfield Springs, New York. Mr. Anderson, a longtime resident of Herkimer County, has witnessed changes in the…

Shirley Schue is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Bassett Medical Center and an active environmentalist. She was born in a small town in Virginia to two parents who were educators. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Shirley moved with her husband,…

Scottie Baker, an antique-lover and retired teacher, shared her passion for the environment and all it provides with her late husband, Dave Baker, who worked for New York DEC Parks and Recreation and Interior Trails in the Adirondacks. In 1967, the…

Russell Honicker was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1957, and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up in a family of six and both his parents worked. He grew up under the supervision of his sisters. He became interested in environmental activism as a…

Rodney Ingalls and his family have been farming in Hartwick Seminary for almost a century. Mr. Ingalls was born in 1919 on Christian Hill and moved with his father and mother to Hartwick Seminary in 1922 when he was three years old. Mr. Ingall's…

Richard Rathbun is the descendant of a long line of farmers that have worked in Springfield, New York for centuries. His ancestor, Benjamin Rathbun, bought the Rathbun land (where Richard currently lives) from the Clarke family in 1788. Richard was…

Richard Blabey is a resident of Cooperstown, New York, where he and his wife Anne have lived for the past ten years. In recounting his schooling and formative years, he discusses attending a laboratory school while growing up in Albany, New York,…
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