Agriculture is a major driver of New York's economy, contributing billions of dollars in sales annually. Our Department is dedicated to growing the industry and raising consumer awareness of local food and beverages through promotion, education, and financial and technical assistance.
From marketing programs such as the Taste NY and NYS Grown & Certified programs, to assistance with exporting products or starting a new farm operation, the Department works with the agricultural community to connect farms to new markets, increase sales and exposure of New York products, and help protect and grow businesses across the state.
Programs Reach New Customers
Making it easy to identify products that are grown and produced locally.