The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are available in New York for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations affected by the frost and freeze that occurred on May 14-25, 2023. This declaration includes Cattaraugus County.
New York State Grown & Certified Program was created to strengthen consumer confidence in NY products and assist farmers so they can take advantage of the growing market for locally grown foods. Producers are required to adhere to high standards of food safety and environmental stewardship. Consumers are able to quickly identify local, safely handled and environmentally responsible agricultural products. This program is voluntary and is a cooperative effort among producers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, restaurants, and the NYS Dept of Agriculture and Markets.
Students from three schools in Cattaraugus County attended the annual NYS FFA Convention at the Buffalo Convention Center in May. For three days students from all over New York converged in their blue corduroy jackets to participate in contests known as Career Development Events (CDE) and Leadership Development Events (LDE), elect the 2023 state officer team and celebrate agriculture.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County’s Master Gardener Program is excited to announce their NEW Master Gardener Help Desk will open Wednesday, June 7th for the 2023 gardening season
The Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) and the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) were created to advance efforts to improve New York’s business climate and expand economic growth. The REDCs support the state’s
innovative approach to economic development, which empowers regional stakeholders to establish pathways to prosperity, mapped out in regional strategic plans.
CLV breaks ground on construction of an agriculture barn & classroom
State Representative Nick Langworthy toured the Adams Farms in Randolph, NY.
The Gowanda Area Farmers & Artisan Market will be returning in 2023 with more dates and additional vendors for a bigger and better weekly event for all to enjoy! Stay tuned for more details but mark your calendar for Thursdays 2pm-6pm July through September!
The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, along with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, the Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau and the Cattaraugus County Soil and Water Conservation District will host the 11th Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Dinner on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at the West Valley Fire Hall, 9091 Route 240, West Valley, NY.
AFPB passes solar statement