The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program held its 2015 annual meetings in Watertown in January and at Miner Institute in Chazy in February. NNYADP Co-Chair Jon Greenwood led the Watertown meeting; NNYADP Co-Chairs Joe Giroux and Jon Rulfs led the Chazy meeting.
Farmers attending the meetings heard the successful results and updates of several research projects funded by the farmer-driven NNYADP for Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. Legislators, legislative aides and media also attended the meetings.
Each meeting included the opportunity for farmers to gather by commodity groups: dairy and field crops, livestock, horticulture, and maple to review past projects and identify areas of need and opportunity for future small grants funding.