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March 11, 2015

Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner to Unveil Plans for Governor Cuomo’s $30 Million Southern Tier Agricultural Economic Development Initiative

“As a frequent traveler to the Southern Tier, I know this region is ripe with opportunity for agricultural economic growth.  I look forward to working with the Governor and leaders across the Southern Tier in making this vision a reality in the near future.”  

 - State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball

On Thursday, March 12, State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball will be hosting a press conference in Binghamton to unveil plans for a $30 million Southern Tier Agricultural Economic Development Initiative, which is included in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2015-16 Executive Budget.  The Southern Tier’s agricultural sector has a breadth of diversity and great potential for growth.  This new initiative will help farmers and agribusinesses in the region harness that potential, while creating jobs and opportunities throughout the region.

WHEN:           Thursday, March 12, 2015 – 9 a.m.

WHERE:         Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
                        840 Upper Front Street
                        Binghamton, NY

WHO:              New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball

                        Broome County Executive Debra A. Preston

                        Victoria Giarratano, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County


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