Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) has been honored by NY FarmNet for his ongoing support of the organization, New York’s farm families and the agriculture industry. NY FarmNet, which provides business and financial services to farmers across the state, has presented Gallivan with its ‘Farm Family Advocate of the Year’ award for 2016.
“I am honored to support the mission of FarmNet and hardworking farmers across New York,” Gallivan said. “Agriculture is critical to New York’s economy and the well-being of our residents. Over the past 30 years, FarmNet has worked with thousands of farm families to help them improve profitability and expand their business.”
NY FarmNet was established in 1986 in response to the national farm crisis and to assist farm families experiencing financial difficulties. The organization provides free consulting and technical assistance in the areas of business planning, retirement, estate planning, financial analysis, stress management, communication and farm business transfers from one generation to the next.
NY FarmNet honored Senator Gallivan at its annual banquet in Ithaca on November 9. The event commemorated FarmNet’s 30th anniversary.