NNY Regional Agriculture Profile: Ag Census data
What is the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program?
A farmer-driven small grants program funding high priority, cutting-edge research and technical assistance for all sectors of agriculture in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.
More than 100 regional farmers, representing the diverse farm enterprises of all sizes, identify needs and opportunities for projects that produce practical, real-world results than benefit farms, agricultural businesses, and the communities of the six-county NNY region.
Funding for the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is supported by the New York State Senate and administered through the New York State Department of Agricultural and Markets.
What is the focus of Northern New York Agricultural Development Program projects?
In any given year, NNYADP projects span the diversity of farming enterprises in NNY, from dairy, livestock and crops to fruits and vegetables, energy crops and maple production. Projects may focus on production efficiency, environmental stewardship, business planning/analysis, marketing, value-added enterprise, crop variety trials and more.
Who partners with the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program?
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How long has the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program been at work for NNY farmers?
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What do NNY’s farmers say about the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program?
“The NNYADP gives us real-life testing with our soils, our climate, and our shorter growing season.” — St. Lawrence County Dairy Farmer Jon Greenwood, Canton
“NNYADP research continues work started by (NNYADP founder) Bob Lucey that contributes to the prosperity of farms across Northern New York.” — Ev Thomas, retired agronomist, Miner Institute, Chazy
“The NNYADP provides the opportunities and the research needed to move agriculture in Northern New York for the 21st century” — Jefferson County Beef Producer Don Holman, Adams
“The NNYADP research covers a lot of ground, literally, with test plots on operating farms across the six-county region.” — Clinton County Dairy Farmer Joe Giroux, Plattsburgh