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Advisory Council Affiliations


Bethany Wallis

Education Director, NOFA-NY

NOFA-NY is an organization of farmers, gardeners, and consumers working together to create a sustainable, regional food system that’s ecologically sound and economically viable. Through demonstration and education, we promote land stewardship, organic food production, and local marketing. We bring consumer and farmer together to make high quality food available to all people.

Visit: NOFA-NY

Brian ReevesBrian Reeves

President, NYS Vegetable Growers Association

The goal of the NYS Vegetable Growers Association is to help the success of the Vegetable industry of New York State through promotion, education and policy development. We have about 150 members and have been in existence since 1911.

Visit: NYS Vegetable Growers Association

Tom SeymourTom Seymour, CPP

Business Development Specialist, Bison Bag Company Inc.

Tom Seymour is a business development specialist with Bison Bag Company Inc., an established flexible plastic packaging company. With a passion for innovation and sustainability, Seymour also serves as the President of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Western New York Chapter and is the VP for the Associated New York State Food Processors. 

Visit: Bison Bag Company Inc.

Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park

The Technology Farm fosters economic development by supporting incubator companies in the ag/food/beverage industries.

Visit: Technology Farm