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Wednesday, October 01, 2014 9:00 AM

LI Farm Bureau Annual Golf Outing will take place at the Baiting Hollow Golf Club on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. For more information on attending or sponsoring this event, please call 631-727-3777 or download the invitation and response card.



Monday, October 27, 2014 7:00 PM
Tentative date set for Annual meeting. Please confirm with office and reserve your seat the week before.
Thursday, January 08, 2015 7:30 AM
Details to follow.


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Long Island Farm Bureau is pleased to announce we have partnered with AFLAC on a new member benefits program for Long Island Farm Bureau members.  For further information, visit the AFLAC website at or call 516-900-1122 to reach an AFLAC representative.



Farmingdale State College To Honor Joseph M. Gergela III
LI Farm Bureau Executive Director to Receive Coveted Ram’s Horn Award at Fall Garden Party

Sunday, October 5, 2014

call 631-420-2075, or emailing to

Joseph M. Gergela III, Executive Director of the Long Island Farm Bureau, will be honored by Farmingdale State College with its Ram’s Horn Award at the annual Fall Garden Party at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park on Sunday, October 5, from 1 - 5 PM.Tickets for the event, sponsored by the Farmingdale Horticulture Committee of the Farmingdale College Foundation, may be obtained by calling 631-420-2075, or emailing to
 The Ram’s Horn Award is given to an individual or business that supports the Farmingdale College Foundation’s efforts to provide student scholarships, faculty development grants, and fund programs and projects of the College. It is the highest award given by the Foundation. The Farmingdale Horticulture Committee’s mission is to promote excellence in the Farmingdale State College Urban Horticulture and Design curriculum; to encourage student career and business development through internships, scholarships and networking opportunities; to advertise the program, and to further the development of the Horticulture teaching gardens as the very finest in the Northeast.



Hunters Encouraged to Apply Early for Deer Management Permits

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reminded hunters to apply for deer management permits (DMPs) this week, ahead of the October 1 deadline, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.

"In addition to providing enjoyable days afield with family and friends and sustainably harvested food on the table, recreational deer hunting is our most effective deer population management tool," said Commissioner Martens. "Hunters are eligible to apply for up to two deer management permits once they have secured a hunting license, allowing them to harvest antlerless deer to keep deep populations in line with established objectives."

DEC's wildlife biologists carefully analyze harvest information in conjunction with deer population objectives, developed with valuable input from citizen task forces, to establish deer management permit quotas for each Wildlife Management Unit (WMU). WMUs are the geographical units DEC uses to set hunting and trapping seasons in New York State.

New York hunters can apply for up to two deer management permits once they have secured a hunting license. DEC's computerized licensing system allows hunters to immediately learn the outcome of their permit application. The likelihood that a hunter will be selected for a permit is largely based on the number of deer management permits to be issued in a Wildlife Management Area and the number of hunters that historically apply for those permits. To date, applications for deer management permits have been slightly lower than in previous years.

"Deer management permits for the 2014-15 hunting season have been available since the first week of August and we want to encourage hunters to apply for deer management permits in advance of the October 1 deadline," Commissioner Martens said.

Sporting licenses and permits can be purchased at one of DEC's 1,100 license sales outlets statewide. Licenses can also be ordered by telephone at 866-933-2257, or on DEC's website. The 2014-2015 hunting and trapping licenses are valid for one year beginning September 1, 2014. Under a new state law that took effect in February, fishing licenses and recreational marine fishing registrations are now valid for 365 days from date-of-purchase. Funds from the sale of all sporting licenses are deposited into the Conservation Fund, which is used to manage New York's fish and wildlife populations and protect and manage fish and wildlife habitat.


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