Senator Rachel May Announces New Executive Director for Legislative Commission On Rural Resources

Albany, NY – Senator Rachel May (D-Onondaga, Cayuga) is excited to announce Corey Mosher as new executive director of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources.

“Corey’s experience and knowledge in New York agriculture is a perfect fit for the Commission at this time. He brings a fresh perspective and innovative ideas to the position. I am excited to welcome him to the Senate and look forward to working with him to promote the interests of rural communities across the state,” said Senator May.

Corey comes to Rural Resources as executive director from his family farm in Bouckville, NY, where he spent the last twenty years cultivating crops and a family.  As his responsibilities grew, he searched for opportunities away from the farm. Joining the Cornell agricultural LEAD program, he found an aptitude for communication and leadership.

After graduating from LEAD, he took a leadership role in the Madison County Cooperative Extension, overseeing a merger with the regional agricultural team to expand resources to local farmers.  Seizing on an opportunity for New York to participate in a new, evolving industry, Corey helped introduce barley as a crop to allow farmers in Central New York to diversify. He also led conversations on barley’s potential to transform New York’s beverage supply chain.

He and his wife Lisa, along with their four kids, Ryan, Reece, Rylie, and Rogan, reside in Hamilton, NY.

"I am excited and grateful about my appointment to be the executive director of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources. I want to thank Senator May and her staff for their faith in me to carry out public service duties for rural New Yorkers. We will work hard to illuminate the greatness of rural New York while meeting its challenges. At the same time, we want to build relationships with our neighbors from more urban areas, elevating communities when we bridge the barriers that silo us from others,” said Mosher.

The bipartisan Legislative Commission on Rural Resources is composed of members from both the Senate and the Assembly. 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. Senator May serves as the Commission’s chair and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara serves as the Assembly chair.