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Advisory Council Affiliations


Bethany Wallis

Education Director

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

John Johnson

John Johnson

Executive Director
Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park

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

Brian ReevesBrian Reeves

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

Account executive 
Maco Pkg

Tom Seymour is an account executive with Maco Pkg, a firm specializing in custom flexible packaging, contract packaging and food processing, with a focus on military, industrial, medical and consumer product markets. 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: Maco Pkg

Larry SmartLarry Smart

Professor and Geneva Program Leader
Cornell University

The research in my lab is focused on breeding, genetics, genomics, and physiology of shrub willow bioenergy crops that can be grown as a dedicated short-rotation crop on marginal or underutilized land.
Visit: Willowpedia website | Larry Smart faculty profile