Cathy Wakeman reports the formation of a Red Hat Society. Requirements for membership are "being an older, retired woman, and wearing a red hat". She also reports on the Dryden Senior Citizens and the Christmas dinner at the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home.
In other news, the Tompkins/Schuyler County Farm Service Agency (FSA) field office is taking applications forthe Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Under the program, the USDA will pay rent to farmers who take environmentally sensitive land, especially that next to waterways, out of row crop production. Crops in those areas will be replaced with grasses and hardwood trees to reduce erosion and runoff.Posted by simon at December 22, 2003 8:53 AM in Ithaca Journal , agriculture , senior citizens