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Executive Open Office Hours

The Department hosts Virtual Executive Open Office Hours every month. This is a time for New York State's individual stakeholders in agriculture to collectively learn more about industry activities, as well as to directly communicate with decision makers. Attendees will hear the background behind Information & Opportunities items, learn updated details on activities, and directly connect with the Department.

Upcoming Executive Open Office Hours:
Information Sessions

The Department will host online information briefings on select topics throughout the year to support education and awareness. All interested in the topic are encouraged to submit questions in advance to [email protected]. Please identify which session the question pertains to in the subject line of the email.

Recordings of sessions will be publicly available. Registration is required.

Upcoming Information Sessions:
  • Topic: Fundamentals of Grant Opportunities

Wednesday, May 29 (4:00PM-5:00PM).

This presentation will discuss finding and applying for grant opportunities made available through the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, including how to access and submit applications for grants in the Statewide Financial System. Insights to address common stumbling blocks and raise awareness of essential sections within grant opportunities will also be shared to support comprehensive proposals and applications. 


  • Topic: Understanding New York State Government

Wednesday, June 26, (4:00PM-5:00PM)

New York State’s Department of Agriculture and Markets’ Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Geoff Palmer, will share valuable information and perspective on general New York State government activities and insights to support the work of agriculture advocacy. With the goal to inform actionable work, attendees will hear unique insights on the significance of the legislative session, purpose of hearings, role of the executive budget, policy development, impact of federal activities, and much more. 

Key Dates and Deadlines

For a list of upcoming deadlines for opportunities, visit the link below. This list will be updated monthly, and is also available in the most recent copy of the Information and Opportunities newsletter.