Senate chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Senator Rachel May, and the Commission's chair in the Assembly, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, invited more than 20 rural interest groups from around the state to Albany on March 29 for a first-of-its-kind rural resources fair.
Each group hosted a booth to interact with attendees on various rural topics, including agriculture, water, health, aging, housing, workforce, veterinary science, law, the opioid crisis, and many more.
Groups in Attendance:
Rural Health Association
Rural Electric Co-op (NYSRECA)
CNY Lyme Alliance
Hudson Valley Textile Project
NY Farm Bureau
Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue (NYSVARA)
SUNY Cobleskill (Institute of Rural Vitality)
Hudson Mohawk AHEC (Rural Communities Opioid Response Program) Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health Diagnostic Center Cornell Small Farms Program
Cornell Agriculture Workforce Program
Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm2School Program
Rural Law Center
New York Rural Water Association
Manufacturers’ Association of CNY (MACNY)
American Farmland Trust
*The bipartisan Legislative Commission on Rural Resources is comprised of Senate and Assembly members. It is Albany's only independent body focused on the needs of rural New York; its goal is to promote and protect the state’s rural resources by making recommendations to the legislature on policies and programs.