Deansboro Man Wins Award

February 18, 2020

“Sometimes it pays to be at the right place at the right time with the right equipment,” said Deansboro farmer and freelance agriculture correspondent Troy Bishopp. 


Bishopp, also known to many as the ‘Grass Whisperer’, found himself in a spring pasture with his trusty point and shoot Canon camera. He took a shot of an Angus beef calf waking up from a nap in a bed of grass and dandelions.  


Little did he know the picture would adorn the cover of Farming Magazine, and become the 2020 Cap Creal Journalism award-winning picture.  


The awards were presented in conjunction with the New York state Agricultural Society’s 188th annual meeting and agriculture forum. Named for farmer, NYS Ag Society member and NYS Assemblyman Harold ‘Cap’ Creal, the journalism award is designed to recognize and encourage positive and accurate media coverage of events, people and issues related to New York state agriculture.  


The award sponsored by the New York State Agricultural Society, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and Zeta Chapter at Cornell University recognizes well-written, informative, and timely news stories and photos about agriculture in NYS.  


Bishopp joined award winning journalists Christa Lemczak and Scott Trimble (, …

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