Department of Agriculture & Markets


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AECD Information Clearing House

A resource for individuals and organizations working in the area of agriculture-based economic and community development in New York State. By following the links below, you will find research and educational resources on a range of agriculture development topics, as well as links to helpful organizations and web sites.

Agricultural Risk Management

Information about formal and informal means of dealing with risks in agricultural businesses.


Web-based directory of agriculture and its associated industries

The Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC)

The Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC), a division of the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, represents a partnership between the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.

American Farmland Trust

The only nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting agricultural resources.

Associated New York State Food Processors

The oldest statewide food processing trade association in the nation, representing various segments of the food industry.

Bacon Hill Farms Beckon

A scenic on-line tour of the Bacon Hill – an area just outside of Saratoga that is rich in agricultural heritage and scenic beauty.

Christmas Tree Farmers Association of NY, Inc.

Community, Food & Agriculture Program (CFAP)

CFAP works with Agriculture, Food, and Community partners to promote "civic agriculture" -- food and agriculture systems that sustain and strengthen farm families, local communities, and natural resources through extension programming and theoretical and applied research.

Community Markets

Develops, manages, markets and grows farmers' markets in the Hudson Valley since 1991

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.

Cornell Sheep Program

Evaluates and disseminates information on management, nutrition, health, selection, and marketing strategies for highly productive sheep systems.

Cornell Small Farms

A wealth of information on all aspects of small-scale farming, including production issues, business management, marketing, beginning farmer issues, organic production, and support organizations.

Cornell Sugar Maple Research and Extension Program

The program exists to improve the production and use of maple products by working with producers, consumers, and others interested in maple sugar.

Empire State Potato Growers, Inc.

A nonprofit, grower organization providing information, legislative and research support, grower education and a unified voice for the betterment of New York's potato industry.

Farm Bill 2002

A collective effort by all USDA agencies to explain the new farm bill provisions and their implementation.

Farmers' Market Federation of New York

Offers services and programs to support and promote New York’s farmers’ markets.

LEAD New York

LEAD New York is a two-year leadership training and development program for adult professionals in the food and agricultural industry in New York State.

Long Island Wine Council

The official site of the Long Island Wine Council, which promotes Long Island as a premium wine producing region.

A meeting place where dairymen and women can share their experiences and views, as well as gather data in order to make better business decisions.

New York Apple Association

Marketing group representing the state's apple growers

New York Beef Industry Council

New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health

Promotes safe and healthy farming through collaboration and excellence in research, education and service.

New York Farm Bureau

The State’s largest farm advocacy group working to solve economic and public policy issues challenging the agriculture industry.

NY FarmLink

A service for business transfers, business partnerships, beginning farmers
and retiring farmers.

NY Farms!

NY Farms! works to strengthen NY agriculture and food systems by Building Farmer-Consumer Connections in the Empire State'. Our mission is to: Create public awareness of the importance of farming; Promote agriculture and food system literacy; and Foster consumer loyalty to NY farm products.

New York State Agricultural Education

Promotes the teaching of agriculture as well as maintaining and improving professional standards of agricultural educators.

New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva

One of the premier horticulture research and extension institutes in the world that focuses on both research and extension programs in the production, protection, and processing of horticulture food crops.

New York State Agricultural Society

Improving the condition of agriculture through education, leadership development and recognition programs

New York State Association for Food Protection

A scientific organization whose membership represents a broad spectrum of the milk and food industries and strives for continued improvement in the safety, sanitary, and nutritional quality of milk and other foods.

New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs

New York State Cheese Manufacturer's Association

Encourages, assists and advises in the making, marketing, and quality control of New York State cheese.

New York State Dairy Foods Inc.

Full service trade association serving milk processors, cheese manufacturers, ice cream manufacturers, dairy distributors, retailers and producers since 1928.

New York State Dairy Goat Breeder's Association Online

New York State Dispute Resolution Association, Inc. (NYSDRA)

A membership organization committed to the use of peacful dispute resolution. Provides the New York State Agricultural Mediation Program for producers through the Farm Service Agency.

New York State Farmers' Direct Marketing Association

Works to increase each member’s profitability through the sharing of marketing ideas, information and products.

New York State Flower Industries, INC

Helps support and promote greenhouse and garden center business in New York.

New York State Horse Council

Creates a forum in which horsemen of diverse interests can use their "horsepower" to guarantee a future of horses, horse sports, and horse-related businesses in New York State.

New York State Maple Producers Association

Supporting the maple products industry in New York State and promoting its long term viability.

New York State Nursery/Landscape Association, Inc.

The only organization in New York serving the interests of nursery growers, garden center operators and landscapers and those doing business with the Green Industry throughout New York.

New York State Thoroughbred Breeding & Racing Program

Committed to the future viability and advancement of the New York Thoroughbred racehorse.

New York Wine & Grape Foundation

Learn just about everything you can about the New York Wine industry.

Northeast Dairy Compact Commission

Worked to assure the continued viability of dairy farming in the northeast, and to assure consumers of an adequate, local supply of pure and wholesome milk.

Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance

A non-profit organization of farmers, gardeners and consumers working to promote healthy food, organic farming practices and a cleaner environment.

Northeast Organic Farming Association Interstate Council

Information on organic agriculture in the state.

Northeast Sheep & Goat Marketing Program

A sheep and goat marketing website designed to improve producer access to equitable markets while building regional capacity to supply the growing demand for high quality lamb and goat meat.


Free and confidential information, referral and consulting program for the New York State agricultural community

The Food Institute Online

Gathers information from every aspect of the food industry and delivers daily updates.

The Packer Online

The on-line business newspaper for the nation’s produce industry.

Today's Market Prices

Provides daily price information on more than 200 herbs, fruit and vegetables commodities from the most important wholesale markets of the world.

United States Department of Agriculture

An extensive overview of all USDA's agencies, services and programs, which enhance the quality of life for the American people by supporting production agriculture.

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

Provides current, unbiased price and sales information to assist in the orderly marketing and distribution of farm commodities.