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Therapy dog "Sparks" and handler Tibbie Dell
will kick off the daily programming at
the NYS Grange tent at Empire Farm Days
August 5-7 in Seneca Falls. Photo: Brian P. Whattam
Seneca Falls, NY; July 26, 2014 – From the popular canine Sparks and New York State Grange Youth to programs on spinning, local history, alcoholism and staying young no matter what your age, the New York State Grange tent will offer programming all day at the August 5-7, 2014 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY.

Displays and vendors in the tent include information on the New York State Grange that was founded in 1873. Today, more than 187 local Granges statewide have a total membership of more than 7,000 advocates for responsible government, and strong families and rural communities.

Elizabeth ‘Tibbie’ Dell and her champion show dog and Certified Therapy canine Sparks start things off at 9:30am each day with a demonstration on how dogs learn. Throughout the day, visitors enjoy programs by the NYS Grange Youth, the Council on Alcoholism, Just Relax Massage, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County, and Youngivity. Vendors offer crafts, quilting crafts, educational books, Thirty-One products, jewelry, and tops.

The daily lineup features musical entertainment by the Pocket Change Band from 2:30pm until the show closes at 5pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 4pm on Thursday.

The 2014 Empire Farm Days’ Grange Center schedule is:
•  9:30-10:00      Canine Comprehension with “Sparks” and Tibbie Dell
•  10:05-10:20    Council on Alcoholism      
•  10:30-11:00    Just Relax Massage
•  11:05-11:30    Sewing and Spinning Presentation
•  11:35-12:00    NYS Grange Youth
•  1:00-1:25        Seneca County Historical Society: Fran Barbieri
•  1:30-1:55        Youngivity with Lon & Mary Johnson
•  2:30-‘til closing  Pocket Change Band

Empire Farm Days covers 300 acres with exhibits by 600-plus representatives of agricultural institutions and organizations; farm equipment and ATV test driving; DairyProfit Seminars and other educational workshops; demonstrations of live horse round pen training, cattle handing, small livestock care, and agricultural plastics recycling; farm safety and farm family displays; and much more: www.empirefarmdays.com

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