About the Forum

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The NYS Agricultural Society Annual Meeting & Forum is the oldest and largest meeting of its kind in NYS and possibly the US. It brings together all sectors of the food system to explore topics critical to the future of agriculture and to honor NY producers, farm organizations, media and businesses who are leaders in their respective communities and specialization. 

In addition to featuring top notch speakers, eight categories of awards are presented at the Forum, an exhibition hall features a wide range of products and services, and the NYS Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets presents his annual state-of-the-state agricultural address. The 2020 Annual Meeting & Forum will take place Thursday, January 9,  2020. Young adults, ages 18 to 25, are encouraged to participate as Ambassador Scholars which allows them to join Pre-Forum and Forum activities free of charge and participate in additional professional development opportunities.