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  • Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech

The New York Concord Grape Innovation Award summit will bring together food and beverage producers from across the state with a shared goal of sparking the innovation of Concord grape-based products that will substantially increase the demand and utilization of New York’s most widely grown grape. Concord Grapes are a traditional crop of New York, having been grown in the state for over 200 years – particularly in the Lake Erie region, the largest and oldest home for Concord grape growing in the world.

The finalists will pitch and present their products before a panel of judges, who will award shares of more than $100,000 worth of prizes to the winning teams. 

 

Registration is free. A catered lunch reception will be provided. 

Program agenda:

  • 9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Check-in - coffee, tea, water, and cookies available
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Introduction and Opening remarks from New York State Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball and State Senator Pamela Helming
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Group 1 - Finalists will present and demonstrate his/her product to the judges (food tasting only by the judges)
  • 11:45 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Break
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Group 2 - Finalists will present and demonstrate his/her product to the judges (food tasting only by the judges)
  • 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Catered reception
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Competition awards
  • 2:30 p.m. - Optional Tour of the Food Venture Center and Pilot Plant

Date & Time

December 9, 2022
9:45 am - 2:30 pm

Woven baskets full of deep purple grapes

More information about this event.

Contact Information

Jacob Pucci, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell AgriTech

  • jpucci [at] cornell.edu

Departments

Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture

Cornell AgriTech

New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture

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