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Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 
   
Joe Morrissey, 518-457-0752, Joe.Morrissey@agriculture.ny.gov
Dave Bullard, 315-487-7711 x 1377, Dave.Bullard@agriculture.ny.gov


November 21, 2014

Department of Agriculture and Markets Partners with New York State Agricultural Society to Co-Sponsor the 183rd Annual Meeting and Agricultural Forum in Liverpool

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball today announced that the Department of Agriculture and Markets is partnering with the New York State Agricultural Society to co-sponsor the Society’s 183rd Annual Meeting and Agricultural Forum. Together, the two will host one of the largest agricultural meetings in the state, with nearly 500 attendees expected to attend. This event will take place on January 8, 2015 at the Holiday Inn, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY.

“The Department of Agriculture and Markets is honored to once again partner with the New York State Agricultural Society for the 183rd Annual Meeting and Agricultural Forum,” said Commissioner Ball. “This event does an extraordinary job of bringing the right people together to listen and learn about the future of our state’s prosperous agricultural sector.”

“We are especially excited to have renowned Keynote speaker, Dr. David Kohl, who will engage attendees in a discussion about diversification, as well as several New York farmers who will share their own stories,” commented Penny Heritage, Publicity Coordinator for the NYS Agricultural Society.

All are invited to the New York State Agricultural Society’s Agricultural and special pre-forum events. Early registration is strongly encouraged, and discount applies for Forum registrations received by December 19th. For complete meeting details, visit:

http://www.nysagsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2015-Forum.pdf

To register online, visit: https://www.plazameetings.com/nysas/

The New York State Agricultural Society played a vital role in establishing the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University in the 1860s, conducting educational Farmer Institutes until Cornell Cooperative Extension was founded.  The organization was also the original operator of the Great New York State Fair for 57 years until the operations of the event were assumed by the Department of Agriculture and Markets in 1899.  In 1985, the Agricultural Society worked with Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to develop the Empire State Food and Agricultural Leadership Institute (LEAD NY), which has trained hundreds of leaders in the field of New York agriculture since its inception.

For more information on the New York State Agricultural Society and the event in January, please visit www.nysagsociety.org.


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