Our Partners

We are proud of our partnership with Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY program, which provides assistance to farmers seeking to expand their business and achieve success. For more than three decades, PRO-DAIRY and the newly renamed Dairy Advancement Program have provided education and programs that help farmers plan their futures, adapt to changing market conditions, overcome challenges and increase their competitiveness. We are pleased to see the program expanded in 2019, which now allows larger dairy farms to participate and better position themselves for long-term success while maintaining their commitment to environmental stewardship.
Richard Ball, State Agriculture Commissioner, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
New York is home to over 4,600 dairy farms that collectively produce nearly 15 billion pounds of milk annually. As a top producer of dairy products, our economy benefits greatly from a thriving dairy industry, and Cornell's PRO-DAIRY program has played a valuable role in helping our dairy farmers access the tools and resources they need to compete in a challenging and changing market.
Jen Metzger, Chair, Senate Agriculture Committee
Given the challenges faced by 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 agricultural economy. I’m proud 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
PRO-DAIRY has connected NY’s dairy farmers and agribusiness professionals to CALS’ innovative research and resources for over 30 years, reflecting our long history of supporting New York’s dairy industry as the Land Grant University of New York State.
Kathryn Boor, Former Ronald P. Lynch Dean, Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
As a dairy farmer, I understand how important PRO-DAIRY is to my family’s farm and thousands more all across this state. Their programs help farmers with business decisions, environmental management, and planning for the future. The professional guidance and applied research are essential to the growth of dairy in this state, and New York Farm Bureau is proud of the strong partnership our organizations have built together to support agriculture.
David Fisher, President, New York Farm Bureau
NEDPA members value the great work that the PRO-DAIRY staff does on behalf of the dairy industry. The research and education conducted by staff and industry partners on environmental stewardship is critical for our farm businesses. This past year, farm labor has been the priority issue for our dairy farms. We are grateful to the PRO-DAIRY staff for their timely research, reports, and outreach on workforce data. PRO-DAIRY remains dedicated to being nimble and assisting our fast-changing dairy industry in New York.
Jon Greenwood, Chair, Northeast Dairy Producers Association
Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance proudly supports and collaborates with PRO-DAIRY because it plays a critical role in assisting the dairy industry to reach its potential as a vibrant growing economic engine in New York. We work together on programs and services that benefit the dairy industry, and thus return value to the agribusiness sector. The Agribusiness and Feed Alliance is bullish about the future of the Northeast dairy industry because we know that PRO-DAIRY will continue to serve the industry in effectively managing nutrients, maximizing renewable energy resources and achieving sustainable profitability.
John Clark, President, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance