Ken b. 1941 grew up on his parent’s Henry b.1916-2001 and Alice Walter b.1918 farm in Loch Sheldrake. By the end of WWII, Henry had eliminated raising egg layers and dairy cows, concentrating his efforts on raising meat birds. Henry worked several jobs while running the farm, first during the construction of Stewarts Air Field and then as postmaster of Loch Sheldrake. Ken helped his father on the farm from an early age through its closure. Ken graduated from SUNY-Oswego and taught Industrial Arts. He then went to Cornell and got an Associates Degree in Poultry Husbandry. Ken also worked as Farm Manager for Mountain Pride farm, a division of Inter-County Farmers Coop for 3 years. Most recently Ken worked as a consultant for Newburgh Egg Breaking. He is currently active in local politics.
Interviewed: November, 2009Select Clips of Ken Walter