Miner Outreach

Miner Institute is committed to its mission of research, education, and demonstration. Within the scope of that mission is community outreach. We aim to educate and inform the public about the agricultural industry and its role in our region, as well as its impact on the environment.

Farm Days for Fifth Graders

Miner Institute hosts Farm Days for 5th Graders generally during the first full week of June. Farm Days allows students the opportunity to observe agriculture in action. Our mission in this program is to help students become more aware of agriculture in our community and its impact on our daily lives.

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High School Chemistry Program

Students from local high schools come to Miner Institute for a series of workshops on understanding modeling water bodies, water quality, drinking water and river systems. The program complements the Regents chemistry curriculum.

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annual Reports

Contact Librarian Amy Bedard at or 518-846-7121, ext. 149 for archived annual reports.

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Annual Events at Miner Institute

Dairy Day

Dairy Day is held annually and focuses on timely topics relevant to the dairy industry. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Speakers include Miner Institute staff as well as industry professionals and educators from agriculture schools in the region.

For more information, email Wanda Emerich

Crop Congress

Crop Congress is held annually in February. It is an educational event that focuses on corn and forage crops. Speakers include Miner Institute staff as well as other industry experts. Local farmers as well as other industry professionals find this event to be beneficial.