Report Highlights Opportunities in New York Agrifood Ecosystem

The Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech and the Grow-NY program at Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement collaborated to research and publish A Call for Agrifood Innovation in New York State, the state’s first-ever report on innovation opportunities in its agrifood ecosystem. The report summarizes the current state of New York’s agrifood ecosystem and offers evidence-based recommendations and guidance to aspiring inventors, innovators, and startup founders, as well as investors looking for investment opportunities in the agriculture, processing, and distribution space. The report dives into the trends that could enable New York farmers and food producers to continue to produce and sell excellent-quality food, while reducing costs and environmental impacts, and responding to changes in land and labor availability. The complete report is available online.