The Schoharie Economic Enterprise Corp. (SEEC), in partnership with the Schoharie County Office for Agricultural Development, Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc. (MVEDD), and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is holding a New York Grown & Certified Workshop which will feature information addressing the process to apply, benefits of certification, including exclusive grant and marketing opportunities, and more. The hybrid event will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the SEEC headquarters, located at 287 Main Street, in Schoharie, New York. Attendees are welcome to join in person or via Zoom. A light lunch will be provided for those who attend in person.
The New York Grown & Certified Workshop will bring together experts well-versed in New York Grown & Certified
applications, grants and other resources and incentives available to farms and agri-businesses in Schoharie County. This event features Jessica Brooks and George Spohn of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Pete Nichols of the Schoharie County Soil and Water Conservation district, Aileen Randolph of the NY Farm Viability Institute and Amanda Kaier of MVEDD. The event will also feature testimonials from farms and agri-businesses that have gone through the process of becoming New York Grown & Certified.
The program offers opportunities for traditional dairy, livestock, and produce farms, but also for less conventional producers such as fresh cut flowers, maple, honey, firewood, craft beverage ingredients and craft beverage production. With limited to no cost associated with the application process and significant benefits to certification, this workshop looks to streamline the process while addressing direct concerns or questions about the program from attendees. Paper applications will be available at 287 Main during the event or can be accessed on SEEC’s website. Early registration is encouraged to help shape the specifics of the workshop to match the needs of producers in attendance.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is available here.