Farm Hands: Hard Work and Hard Lessons From Western New York Fields
Tom Rivers, a reporter for The Daily News in Batavia, wrote a first-person series about farm work in 2008 that won state and national awards. Now the series, with more background and other information, has been compiled in Farm Hands: Hard Work and Hard Lessons From Western New York Fields. The newspaper series won national honors from the North American Agricultural Journalists and Columbia Journalism School. The Associated Press also recognized the series for “in-depth reporting” and the New York Agricultural Society presented Rivers with a “golden pitchfork” for the project.