Innovations & Diversification:Adding Value to Your Products

Innovations & Diversification, a conference on expanding income potential through value added processing for agricultural producers and ag-entrepreneurs, was held on February 5, 2010.

The event was sponsored by Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia, Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties.

Thanks to the generosity of the presenters, powerpoint files from the conference presentations are available here. To view, click the name of the presenter, below:


Keynote: “ Adding Value & Safety to Agricultural Commodities,” Elizabeth Keller, Northeast Center for Food Entrepreneurship at the NYS Food Venture Center

Panel: Explore the Opportunities

 Session A – Dairy

Session B – Livestock

  • Clarence Davis, NYS Ag & Markets
  • Mary Kiernan, Kiernan Farms
  • Joan Snyder, Hollow Road Farms, Inc.

 Session C – Fruits/Vegetables

Closing Remarks:  “Key to Success? Quality!”  Bobby Mateszewski, Quaker Creek Store