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Friday, September 23, 2016

NY Grown and Certified

The New York State Grown and Certified Program was introduced by Governor Cuomo in August.  New York State Grown and Certified highlights the products of farmers who follow superior health and safety and environmental practices.  There are three elements to New York State Grown and Certified.

o          Products must be grown on a farm in New York State
o          The farm must have a Good Agricultural Practices, (GAP) or equivalent certification
o          The farm must be working with their local Soil and Water Conservation District on the                Agricultural Environmental Management Program, (AEM)

A significant marketing campaign will be undertaken to feature products from farms with the New York State Grown and Certified designation.  This will enable those farms to differentiate their products from other products in the marketplace.

There is no cost to the New York State Grown and Certified Program.  If a farm meets the requirements and completes an application, they will be part of the program. 

If you would like an application or more information on the Program or GAP and AEM please contact:nysgrownandcertified@agriculture.ny.gov  or 800-544-4501, option 3.