Carrying on William Miner's vision of science & technology in the service of agriculture and the environment.
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What began in 1987 as a sister internship to the Summer Experience in Farm Management has since grown into an entire equine program at Miner Farm.
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Heart's Delight Farm was developed on William Henry Miner's family homestead of 144 acres in Chazy, New York, beginning in 1903
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Located on the Adirondack Coast in Northern NY, The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute is the present-day manifestation of the philosophy and principles once embodied by William Miner on Heart’s Delight Farm. Since its creation in 1951, the principal function is the economic improvement of agricultural operations through research, education, and demonstration. Miner Institute conducts research programs that apply basic science to contemporary problems confronting the dairy and equine industries. Our areas of focus include the crop-animal-environment interface, milk analysis as a herd management tool, cow comfort and behavior, and equine reproductive management.

Miner Institute is seeking a yearlong research intern!

For the last few years, Miner Institute has conducted heat stress research with lactating and dry cows using a cloud-based system that uses a bolus to monitor body temperature, activity and drinking behavior. This past year, the system has been upgraded to include rumination. Additional improvements to their system include a full integration with Dairy Comp software. On Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 12:30 pm in the Miner Institute auditorium, Miner Institute will be hosting an information meeting for dairy producers with the CEO of smaXtec, Stefan Scherer from Graz, Austria and their Business Development Manager, Alisa Gusterer based out of Wisconsin. Lunch will be provided. We realize everyone may be knee-deep in corn silage, but thought we’d provide this opportunity if people have been considering health management and heat detection systems for their farms and are interested in a relatively new system to the US market. Please send an email to Katie Ballard,, so we can reserve your lunch.

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“No other occupation is so vitally important to the human race, nor requires such a wide range of practical and technical knowledge, as farming.”
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See all the education programs that we have to offer.


Learn more about our dairy program and our registered Holstein herd.


Learn all about our full equine program: housing, nutrition, breeding, and more.