Agricultural Viability Alliance

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Agricultural Viability Alliance: Cultivating Food and Farm Entrepreneurs

The Agricultural Viability Alliance  increases the number and economic viability of farm and food businesses by bringing together providers and organizations from across New England and New York’s Hudson Valley to address shared challenges, facilitate more uniform high-quality coverage, and more effectively share and expand limited resources.

This project serves business technical assistance providers and organizations that will ultimately support the long-term viability of farms and food enterprises in the region. In addition to our economic impact, our work also fosters a more equitable and inclusive sector that engages traditionally underserved communities, and we support and strengthen entrepreneurs who help conserve farmland and mitigate the effects of climate change for generations to come.

Farm and food businesses feed us, help keep our environment healthy, can mitigate climate change, and support our regional economy—so we need them to be viable, thriving businesses. Business technical assistance ensures they can succeed.

Alliance Leadership

Executive Committee

Ela Chapin, Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program
Todd Erling, Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation
Dorothy Suput, The Carrot Project

Steering Committee

Stephen Hadcock, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Jim Hafner, Land for Good
Jennifer Hashley, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Nathan L’Etoile, American Farmland Trust
Christopher Wayne, Grow NYC

Alliance Resources

Questions

Johanna de Graffenreid
Coordinator – The Agricultural Viability Alliance
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johanna@thecarrotproject.org
617 674 2371, Ext. 6