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Farm Aid’s spotlight shows changing look of agriculture

A Farm Aid related tour of the Willow Marsh Farm located on Hop City Rd. in Ballston turned out about 35 people on Friday morning. Here owner Chuck Curtiss talks to the group about the pros and cons of dairy farming in New York State in the milking barn on the farm.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
A Farm Aid related tour of the Willow Marsh Farm located on Hop City Rd. in Ballston turned out about 35 people on Friday morning. Here owner Chuck Curtiss talks to the group about the pros and cons of dairy farming in New York State in the milking barn on the farm.
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Ballston dairy farmer Chuck Curtiss sells most of the milk his 25 cows produce to Stewart’s Shops — but he hopes within a year to be using most of the milk for himself. Curtiss is building a creamery at his Willow Marsh Farm on Hop City Road, where he plans to make his own cheeses and yogurts, adding them to an existing and growing sideline selling raw milk, and a farm store the family opened ...


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