2016 Agricultural Business Tour

Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism organized an Agribusiness Tour that was held on September 13, 2016.   Everyone that participated in the tour was very pleased and surprised with the diversity of Agriculture in Cattaraugus County.  Everyone is welcome on these annually scheduled tours.

 Agricultural Businesses visited this year:

  • Jeff and Diane Rupp of Rupp Family Forest, LLC located in the Town of Cattaraugus, NY, manage their 200 acres of mostly hardwood forest for the purpose of maintaining it indefinitely as a healthy sustainable forest.  Jeff cuts enough firewood to fuel their house and some to sell as well.   
  • Dave and Mary Johnson of Southern Tier Dairy Service in Conewango Valley, NY, distributes, supplies, and service dairy systems including robotic milkers for dairy farmers in Cattaraugus and surrounding Counties.
  • Brian and Jacqueline Volpe of Fox and Hound Merino Sheep in Randolph, NY, is one of the only farms in Western NY that raise their own Merino sheep and produce 100% Merino wool fiber.  Merino wool is exceptionally fine wool and is comfortably worn next to the skin.  They sell their fiber, yarn, dryer balls and coming soon – merino wool socks.
  • Gary and Heidi Boser owner and operator of Randolph Peaches & Cream in Randolph, NY, is a fresh farm market and ice cream shop.  They open early spring with Easter plants; continue on through the seasons with hanging baskets, flowers, fruits, vegetables, mums, pumpkins, apples and throughout the Holiday season they offer poinsettias, wreaths and Christmas trees. 

If you are interested in hosting or attending a County Agricultural Business Tour, contact us.      


Submitted by stanley on

I just loved these pictures of the agriculture business tour. They are so adorable because of the animals gazing at the photographer. I work with custom essays blogs and really wanna attend this tour from my side.

Submitted by Vinson on

I agree, just checking the photos of nature is really relaxing. Animals also looks very healthy and the vegetables are so fresh. This is the kind of business tour that I would also like to experience.

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