On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, I welcome you to our website.
The Institute began in 1951, with support from the William H. Miner Foundation. It seeks to improve the status and success of Agriculture through research, education, and demonstration and to carry on the heritage of the early 20th Century philanthropist, William H. Miner.
Our site is constantly being updated, so check back often for calendar events, the latest Farm Report or Stable Sheet, or newly published research. In addition, we have a wonderful history section, which is complemented by our Heritage Exhibit page. Whether you are in the equine or dairy industry or a history buff, this site has something of interest for you.
We hope you enjoy your visit. Thank you for your interest in the Institute.
Front Row (L-R): Rod Giltz, Dr. Fred Woodward, Rocky Giroux, Geoff Yates, and Dick Eakins.
Back Row (L-R): Dr. Rick Grant, Kirk Beattie, Janet Duprey, Tony LaPierre, and Bernard Leerkes.
Absent: Dr. Ann Willey and Steven Frederick
Retired New York State Assemblywoman
Steven G. Frederick
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Paul Smith's College
Roderic G. Giltz
Board Chairman, Northern Insuring Agency
Chair Miner Institute
Retired Dairy Farmer
Rusty Creek Farm
Bernard Leerkes, Jr.
Leerkes Dairy Farm
Brendan P. Owens, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Stafford, Piller, Murnane, Kelleher & Trombley PLLC
Frederick Woodward, Ph.D.
Retired Vice President
Yankee Farm Credit
John Ettling, Ph.D.
Plattsburgh State University
Tom Overton, Ph.D.
Professor, Animal Science
William L. Owens
Retired U.S. Congressman
NY 23rd District
Westport Central Rural School
VP of Marketing/Director of Tourism
North Country Chamber of Commerce
Holtz Nelson Dairy Consultants
Environmental, Health, and
Richard J. Grant, Ph.D.
Kirk E. Beattie
Administration & Finance