The New York State Agricultural Society was organized in 1832 to Foster, Promote and Improve the New York State Food & Agriculture Industry through Education, Leadership Development & Recognition Programs

The Ag Society

  • Sponsors an annual Agricultural Forum each January in Syracuse, NY in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and Markets and Cornell University to explore issues critical to the future of New York agriculture and its stakeholders.
  • Publishes the Cultivator newsletter twice annually to roughly 700 members which include producers, regulators, promoters, journalists, and professional advisors.
  • Supports the Empire State Food & Agricultural Leadership Institute (LEADNY), the Ambassador Scholar program and other leadership development efforts focused on bringing new generations of advocates to the table.
  • Recognizes industry stakeholders, journalists and innovators with eight awards including: Businesses of the Year, “Cap Creal” Ag Journalism, Ag Promotion, Bicentennial Farms, Century Farms, Distinguished Service, Farm Safety, Next Generation Farmers and FFA Chapters of the Year.
  • Has representation on the Cornell University Board of Trustees and Council of Agricultural Organizations