NNY Regional Agriculture Profile: Ag Census data
NNYADP PROGRAM FAQ
What is the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program Small Grants Program?
A farmer-driven small grants initiative ensuring the long-term economic vitality of NNY’s agricultural production sector and agriculture’s contributions to communities in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties and supports the protection and enhancement of the region’s natural resources.
The NNYADP funds critical, cutting-edge research for Northern New York’s agricultural industry. The practical, real-world results of NNYADP projects are practically applied for the benefit of farms, agricultural businesses and communities across the six-county NNY region.
Who drives the NNYADP Small Grants Program?
A farmer-led Northern New York Agricultural Development Program Committee with access to industry and academic expertise selects research, outreach and technical assistance projects for funding. Farmers from across the NNY region represent farm enterprises from all agricultural sectors and of all sizes.
What is the focus of the NNYADP?
Practical research, education and technical assistance opportunities to support farms, agricultural businesses and the communities of Northern New York.
NNYADP projects span the diversity of farming enterprises that characterize the region: dairy, meat animals, fruit, vegetable, ornamentals, greenhouse and maple production. The projects focus on production practices, business planning and analysis, marketing, value-added enterprises, environmental protections, crop variety trials, the development of new production enterprises and other areas of interest and need to NNY farmers.
What are the benefits of NNYADP Projects to the region?
NNYADP-funded projects, conducted with access to industry and academic expertise, enhance best production practices; agricultural entrepreneurship and new enterprise development; farm business management, profitability and sustainability; and environmental stewardship.
How is the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program funded?
The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is funded through the long-term support of the New York State Senate with additional support from New York State Assemblypersons from NNY and other areas of the state.
Additional project support: funds, land, expertise, equipment, etc. is provided by Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, the Cornell Cooperative Extension associations of Northern New York, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, agribusinesses/businesses, and Northern New York’s farmers.
Who are the NNYADP’s Partners?
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What do NNY farmers say about NNYADP research?
“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