Engelbert Farms History

My forefathers came from Germany in 1848, and began our family farm

in Conklin, New York.  Back then, the farm was considered the nicest operation between Elmira and Oneonta, and consisted of over 500 acres.  At the start of the Civil War in 1860, the US government took the property by eminent domain, and my great-great grandfather, his brother, and their families ended up across the Susquehanna River, still in Conklin (the west side of the river had seceded and been renamed Kirkwood).

 

In 1911, the Lackawanna railroad purchased a majority of that farm to

expand their railyards, and Broome County purchased the rest for future

development.  That led to the family‚Äôs relocation to Nichols, where we have

managed to remain ever since.  An interesting side note, we are now the

closest dairy farm to the west of Binghamton along the Route 17 corridor, a

distance of 30 miles--every dairy farm east of ours along the river has been

sold for development or for gravel mining.

Continue reading about our history...

 

September 2011 Flood

Our farm was inundated with between 8 and 12 feet of water in and around all of our buildings.  Once the water receded, we were left with ankle deep mud in, on and around everything.  Our pastures closest to the creek are covered with two feet of mud, and the western parts of both fields next to the Wappasening Creek have between four and five feet of mud covering our fences.

Read more about the 2011 Flood and see pictures...

 

ENGELBERT FARMS, LLC

Kevin and Lisa Engelbert & Family

182 Sunnyside Road

Nichols, NY  13812

(607) 699-3775

Lisa@engelbertfarms.com

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Engelbert Farms, LLC is a true FAMILY FARM!

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