In today’s business climate, partnerships are essential to success. PRO-DAIRY has a long history of partnering with departments and programs across Cornell University, Cornell Cooperative Extension, dairy industry organizations, and numerous agribusiness and state government agencies.
"PRO-DAIRY has played a central role in bolstering New York’s dairy industry utilizing CALS’ cutting edge research and resources for more than thirty years. As the Land-Grant university for New York state, we are gratified to collaboratively advance our dairy industry’s technical knowledge, management skills and economic vitality."
Benjamin Z. Houlton, Ronald P. Lynch Dean, Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY program is an incredibly valuable resource for our dairy farmers who are looking to expand their business. Today, our industry continues to face challenges, but also has many opportunities for growth. PRO-DAIRY provides the technical expertise and education to help New York’s farmers navigate all aspects of their operations, from critical business decisions and planning to herd health and animal care. We look forward to our continued partnership with PRO-DAIRY and supporting its work to increase the competitiveness of our farmers and position them for long-term success.
Richard Ball, State Agriculture Commissioner, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
As New York’s largest agricultural sector, the dairy industry is an integral segment of our state’s economy, a major source of job creation in rural communities, and a critical partner in environmental stewardship. I’m proud to support the innovative efforts of Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY program, which has a long history of elevating the needs of our hard-working dairy farmers and delivering the resources to help these majority small and family-owned businesses remain competitive.
Michelle Hinchey, Chair, Senate Agriculture Committee
Given the challenges and opportunities facing the dairy industry, Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY program provides access to the resources farmers need to be successful. From help dealing with the effects of climate change, to improving herd health, PRO-DAIRY is developing strategies to boost this important sector of our food economy. I’m happy to support a program that prioritizes the needs of New York’s farmers who have made our state’s dairy industry a national leader.
Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair, Assembly Agriculture Committee