January 06, 2010
State of New York Agriculture Address 1/7/2010
Thursday, January 7th at NYS Agricultural Society Meeting in Liverpool
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker will present the annual State of Agriculture address to the New York State Agricultural Society tomorrow, Thursday, January 7, 2010 at approximately 7:00 pm at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool.
All media are welcome and encouraged to attend.
WHAT: Annual State of New York Agriculture Address
WHEN: Thursday, January 7, 2010 at approximately 7:00 pm
WHERE: Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool – Convention Center 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, New York
The State of Agriculture address will be presented at the conclusion of the New York State Agricultural Society’s 178th Annual Forum, which begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. The theme of the Agricultural Society’s meeting this year is “Water: The New Liquid Gold – Local to Global Impacts for Agriculture.” All media are welcome to take part in the other events that are scheduled to take place during the day.
9:30 am Welcome & Overview by Mike Haycook, President
10:00 am Keynote Address by Dr. Dennis Wichelns of the International Water Management Institute – “Crisis and Opportunities on the Water Front: Feeding, Fueling, and Enhancing the Planet in 2050”
12:15 pm Awards Luncheon – Journalism, Century Farm and Business of the Year Awards
3:00 pm Panelist Discussion – Water: The New Liquid Gold
5:00 pm Reception – Honoring Dean Susan Henry of Cornell University
6:00 pm New York’s Bounty Banquet & Awards
7:00 pm State of New York Agriculture Address
For more information on the program and speakers at the New York State Agriculture Society’s Annual Forum, please visit www.nysagsociety.org. For more information on the 2008 State of Agriculture address, please contact Jessica Chittenden Ziehm with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets at 518-457-3136 (work) or 518-527-3949 (cell).
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