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March 17, 2015

Media Advisory: Agriculture Commissioner Returns to Southern Tier to Outline Eligible Counties under Governor Cuomo’s $30 Million Proposal

“Over the past week, I’ve received dozens of calls from farmers, agribusinesses and lawmakers asking which counties will be eligible under Governor Cuomo’s $30 million agricultural economic development proposal.  After careful consideration and feedback from potential stakeholders, we feel that the counties included will strike the right balance between agricultural and geographic diversity.”

-   State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball

On Wednesday, March 18, State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball will be hosting a press conference in Elmira to outline the eligible counties under Governor Cuomo’s $30 million Southern Tier agricultural economic development proposal, which is included in the 2015-16 Executive Budget.  The Southern Tier’s agricultural sector has a breadth of diversity and great potential for growth.  This new initiative would help farmers and agribusinesses in the region harness that potential, while creating jobs and opportunities throughout the region.

WHEN:           Wednesday, March 18, 2015 – 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:        Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County - Conference Room  
                       Chemung County Human Resource Building
                       425 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY

WHO:             State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball
                       Chemung County Executive Thomas J. Santulli
                       Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County Executive Director Andrew G. Fagan

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