Crops or conference rooms?

Nov 25, 2012 Full story: Poughkeepsie Journal

When U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer toured Wigsten Farm in Pleasant Valley after last year's devastating tropical storms, Paul Wigsten knew exactly what he needed: government funds to replant his vegetable fields.

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D Smith

Beacon, NY

#1 Nov 25, 2012
The Food and Beverage Alliance is a joke. The Advancement Office (Fund Raising) under the Direction of Victor Gielisse at the Culinary Institute of America made up this alliance just to get the grant money. The Culinary has no history of working with local farmers or any local organizations for that matter. How many local farmers were invited to the groundbreaking and dedication of the new Marriot Conference Center where the farmers are supposed to meet and have conferences? Farmers can't get money for seeds yet the CIA big wigs can go to Washington and get 3.4 million for conference rooms.

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