ONEIDA CO., N.Y. — Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, hosted a tour of six farms in the Mohawk Valley for several Assembly members, including Aileen Gunther (D-100), D. Billy Jones (D-115), Jennifer Lunsford (D-135), Jaime Williams (D-59), Catalina Cruz (D-39), Agricultural Committee Chairperson Donna Lupardo (D-123), and Brian Miller (D-101).
The day was coordinated by Assemblywoman Buttenschon’s office and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County (CCE OC). The tour visited several farmers and business leaders in the 119th District. The tour was designed to help educate and inform the Assembly members on issues facing the agricultural industry in Buttenschon’s District and across New York.
Assemblywoman Buttenschon also highlighted the new Assembly funded program at CCE OC that will work to connect the Mohawk Valley and Queens (NYC) food systems to provide fresh New York State produced products to food banks and distributors in Queens.
The tour made stops at Candella’s Greenhouses and Vegetable Stand, R. Jones Nursery and Landscaping Center, DiNitto Farms, Sciortino Farms, the Buttenschon Tree Farm, and the Collins Farm Creamery.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County
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