Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor | Richard A. Ball, Commissioner
 Division of Agricultural Development
Steve McGrattan, (518) 457-7836

The Division of Agricultural Development’s mission is to strengthen the viability and raise consumer awareness of New York’s food and agricultural industry. The division focuses on three major areas to achieve this goal: promoting the agricultural community, providing education and assistance to businesses; and overseeing farmers’ markets and other initiatives that bring healthy foods into local communities.

Marketing and Promotion

The division works with the agricultural community to increase sales and exposure for New York food and beverage producers.

New York City

The Department's New York City office oversees a variety of statewide and local programs to support urban agriculture and connect upstate growers to downstate markets.