Agriculture & Rural Affairs

cowsAgriculture is a crucial segment of New York State's economy, and the core of many New York counties. There are approximately 35,000 farms in New York State and 99 percent of those are family owned. A thriving farm economy is essential to New York's farm and food industry, and to the economic health of our farming counties. 

The latest research, advocacy resources, reports, and resolutions related to county agriculture issues can be found below.

 

NYSAC Resources

Recent Resolutions

January 2018


September 2017- click to view all resolutions from the committee.

  • Resolution Supporting High School Agricultural Education, Ag in the Classroom (AITC), New York Association of Agricultural Educators (NYAAE), and New York Future Farmers of America (NY FFA) ........................................... 20
  • Resolution Enhancing School Participation in the New York Farm2School Program and Urging Increased State Reimbursement for the Purchase of School Lunches .............................................................................................. 22
  • Resolution Supporting Re-establishment and Development of the Agriculture Education Teacher Training and Certification Program at New York State’s Land Grant Institution ......................................................................... 24


February 2017

  1. Resolution Urging the Governor and State Lawmakers to Sustain Funding for Farmland Preservation

September 2016

  1. Resolution Urging the Governor and State Lawmakers to Sustain Funding
    for Farmland Preservation?

February 2016

  1. Resolution to Support Funding for Farmland Preservation and Agriculture Local Assistance Programs

September 2015

  1. Resolution Supporting New York State’s Commitment to Farmland Preservation and Urging the Governor and State Lawmakers to Sustain Funding for this Important Program   
  2. Resolution Supporting New York State’s Commitment to Agriculture Local Assistance Programs and Urging the Governor and State Lawmakers to Increase Funding for these Crucial Local Programs 

Standing Committee Members

Doug Berwanger, Wyoming County, Chair
Angela Ellis, Livingston County, Vice-Chair
Terry Wilbur, Oswego County, Vice-Chair

NYSAC Staff Contact: Alexandra LaMonte
To join this committee, complete and return the Standing Committee Nomination form.

Crystal Abers Cattaraugus County
Scott Baker Broome County
John Becker Madison County
A. Douglas Berwanger Wyoming County
Janice Blaire Westchester County
James Brick Wyoming County
Michael Bulich Greene County
Timothy Dennis Yates County
Angela Ellis Livingston County
Joseph Gozelski Wyoming County
Keith Granger Wyoming County
Bryan Kehl Wyoming County
Bernard Peplinski Herkimer County
Keith Schiebel Oneida County
Rochelle Stein Genesee County
John Stype Suffolk County
Terry Wilbur Oswego County