Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell is touting changes to Tilly Foster Farm and Educational Institute since the County took over management in 2014. The once money-losing 199 acres, with very little public access, now offers farm-to-table, local, sustainable goods and programs. The Putnam County Economic Development Corporation is working to bring film and television production to the site. The Putnam County Tourism office relocated to farm in June. To educate the next generation in sustainable practices, the county has partnered with Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES, creating an Animal Care program for high school students, and building a commercial kitchen that students in the Culinary Arts Program use.