The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has exciting and unique career opportunities for individuals with a broad range of backgrounds. If you are interested in agriculture, the economy, public health, animals, and the environment, then a career with the Department might be for you.
Our work focuses on enhancing the quality of life for the people of New York State by supporting the production of high-quality and diverse agricultural products; ensuring a safe, nutritious and accessible food supply; providing economic opportunities for farms and rural residents; fostering agricultural environmental stewardship; and safeguarding New York State’s land and livestock.
Milk Control and Food Safety staff travel New York to ensure the safety of our food supply from producer to consumer, and protect the health of New Yorkers.
Scientists at the Food Laboratory provide expert, state-of-the-art analytical testing in support of food safety across New York.
State veterinarians work to ensure the health and safety of animals, from livestock to dogs, cats, and more.
Staff in the Division of Agricultural Development work to market and promote our farmers and food and beverage businesses, including helping with the Taste NY stores across the state.
Through trainings, webinars, conferences, and more, Department staff always have the opportunity to work as a team and brainstorm together.
Staff in the Division of Plant Industry conduct inspections of nurseries, orchards, greenhouses, saw mills, apiaries, and more,