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March 03, 2015

Media Advisory: First Ever “Farm to Fan” Experience to Kick Off at the Times Union Center in Albany

“While this is the first such partnership of its kind between ‘Taste NY’ and a large-scale arena, I’m optimistic it won’t be the last.”

-    State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball

On Wednesday, March 4, State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball will join local leaders at a press conference at the Times Union Center in Albany to announce a new “farm to fan” initiative designed to support local agriculture and enhance the “Taste NY” experience for visitors.  In a given year, annual attendance at the Times Union Center ranges between 550,000 and 650,000.  This new partnership will be a tremendous opportunity to expand the reach of New York agricultural producers.

WHEN:            Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:         Times Union Center
                        51 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207
                        Press Conference will take place in the Times Union Center concourse near section 105
                        Media should come in through the front atrium

WHO:              State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
                        Bob Belber, SMG Regional General Manager, Times Union Center
                        Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy
                        City of Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan

***Samples of local food offerings soon to be available at the Times Union Center will be at the event.


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