Agricultural Solutions Fair

2nd Annual Agricultural Solutions Fair

Thursday March 14, 2019 • 9am - 2pm • Bouck Hall Ballroom

Presented by the Institute for Rural Vitality at SUNY Cobleskill, in cooperation with National Grid and NYSERDA

No charge for the event, join us for complimentary lunch at 12pm.
Breakout educational sessions offered at 11am and 1pm.

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Are you a full-time farmer, community leader, agribusiness, or farm support agency?

The Agricultural Solutions Fair brings together resource agencies and organizations offering NY’s farm and food businesses grants and loans, as well as business development and technical assistance. More than 15 agencies will be available to provide one-on-one assistance for commercial-scale farmers and agribusinesses. Participating guests will be able to learn about National Grid’s Strategic Economic Development Program, sign up for a free NYSERDA Agricultural Energy Audit, apply for crop insurance, and speak with USDA professionals. 

If you are an agriculturalist – whether livestock, crops, dairy, greenhouse, poultry, or processing – you will find resources at the Fair that address your business enhancement needs.


Breakout Sessions – New this Year!


Session One • 11am - 12pm 

“Farm & Food System Regulation”

With Roxanne Hill, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets


“Hemp Industry Opportunities”

With representative from Cornell Hemp

Session Two • 1pm - 2pm

“Grant Opportunities for Farm & Food Businesses”

A panel discussion featuring Nathan Rudgers, Farm Credit East, Katie Newcombe, National Grid, and Dr. Jason Evans, SUNY Cobleskill


“Launching On-Farm Value-Added Enterprises”

A panel discussion featuring Dietrich Gehring, Indian Ladder Farms and more 



Participating Agencies


    • Cornell Cooperative Extension
    • Cornell Cooperative Extension Livestock and Field Crops Teams
    • Cornell University PRO-DAIRY Program
    • Empire State Development
    • EnSave
    • Grow NYC/Greenmarket
    • Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc.
    • Mohawk Valley Farm & Food Business Incubator
    • National Grid
  • New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
  • New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
  • The Rural Law Initiative at Albany Law
  • Schoharie County Agricultural Planning & Development
  • Schoharie County Farm Bureau
  • Schoharie County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Stamford Farmers Cooperative
  • USDA Farm Service Agency





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