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The Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival

Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival pic

Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival
Image: paulsmiths.edu

A restaurant manager with nearly 20 years of industry experience, Anthony Courcy serves as general manager and training coach at KFC Restaurants in Clary, New York. Anthony Courcy prepared for his career at Paul Smith’s College in New York, where he studied hotel and restaurant management.

The only four-year college located within the boundaries of the Adirondack Mountains, Paul Smith’s College recently hosted the Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival, which celebrates skills that were long part of the homesteading tradition, including logging and farming with draft horses.

Featuring numerous workshops, the Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival gave attendees the opportunity to learn about a broad array of topics, including cider making, woodworking, canning, and small-scale farming. The festival also offered attendees a glimpse of competitive logging sports, with a demonstration by the Paul Smith’s Woodsmen Team.

The festival was coproduced by Paul Smith’s College and the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Franklin County.