Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
Jessica A. Chittenden

February 19, 2008

Media Advisory - Governor Spitzer to Join Farm Community in Support of Upstate Revitalization Fund

Wednesday, February 20 at 2:30 pm at Monanfran Farms in Canastota

Governor Eliot Spitzer will join members of the Stateís agricultural industry who support his comprehensive plan for revitalizing the Upstate economy. Farmers, agricultural leaders and agri-businesses throughout Upstate New York have pledged to support the Governorís $1 billion Upstate Revitalization Fund, which includes a $50 million Upstate Agriculture Economic Development Fund.

All media are welcome and encouraged to attend.

WHO: Governor Eliot Spitzer

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker

Dairylea Cooperative President Clyde Rutherford

New York Apple Association President Jim Allen

New York State Assembly Agriculture Committee Chair Bill Magee

WHAT: Support for the Governorís Upstate Revitalization Fund, which includes $50 million for the Upstate Agriculture Economic Development Fund

WHEN: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 2:30 pm

WHERE: Monanfran Farms, 2770 Seneca Turnpike (Route 5), Canastota, NY

Directions from I-90: Take Exit 34. Turn left onto Route 13. Turn right onto Route 5. Monanfran Farms is 1.5 miles on the left.

For more information, please contact Jessica Chittenden with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets at 518-457-3136 (work) or 518-527-3949 (cell).

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